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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sounoun

    a former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money

    "he hasn't a sou to his name"


  1. sounoun

    An old French copper coin.

  2. sounoun

    cent; pocket money.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sounoun

    an old French copper coin, equivalent in value to, and now displaced by, the five-centime piece (/ of a franc), which is popularly called a sou

    Etymology: [F. sou, OF. sol, from L. solidus a gold coin, in LL., a coin of less value. See Sold, n., Solid, and and cf. Sol, Soldo.]


  1. Sou

    Sou is a type of dried flaky Chinese pastry found in a variety of Chinese cuisines.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sou

    sōō, n. a French copper coin, the five-centime piece=120th of a franc. [Fr. sou (It. soldo)—L. solidus, a coin.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Sou

    #7, seven

    49÷7= 7

    Etymology: Division

    Submitted by Tony.lucas28 on October 23, 2020  

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  1. ous, USO

  2. Ous

  3. USO

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sou in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sou in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sou in a Sentence

  1. Mark Twain, "A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling":

    For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "gj" anomali wonse and for all. Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli. Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.

  2. Luis Camões:

    Transforma-se o amador na cousa amada, por virtude do muito imaginar; não tenho, logo, mais que desejar, pois em mim tenho a parte desejada. Se nela está minha alma transformada, que mais deseja o corpo de alcançar? Em si somente pode descansar, pois consigo tal alma está ligada. Mas esta linda e pura semidéia, que, como um acidente em seu sujeito, assim como a alma minha se conforma, está no pensamento como idéia: [e] o vivo e puro amor de que sou feito, como a matéria simples busca a forma.

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