Solace Sol"ace, n. [OF. solas, ssoulaz, L. solacium, solatium, fr. solari to comfort, console. Cf. {Console}, v. t.] 1. Comfort in grief; alleviation of grief or anxiety; also, that which relieves in distress; that which cheers or consoles; relief. [1913 Webster]

In business of mirth and of solace. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The proper solaces of age are not music and compliments, but wisdom and devotion. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]

2. Rest; relaxation; ease. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To make his steed some solace. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Comfort; consolation; alleviation; relief. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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