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Bible Usage:


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  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SOLE, noun [Latin solea, solum; that which sets or is set or laid. The radical sense coincides with that of sill.]

1. The bottom of the foot; and by a figure, the foot itselft.

2. The bottom of the shoe; or the piece of lether which constitutes the bottom. The cliga was a military show with a very thick sole tied above the instep.

3. The part of any thing that forms the bottom, and on which it stands upon the ground. Elms is proper for mills, soles for wheels, and pipes.

4. A marine fish of the genus Pleurinectes, so called probably because it keeps on or near the bottom of the sea. These fish abound on the British coast, and hence the name of sole bank, to the southward of Ireland. This fish sometimes grows to the weight of six or seven pounds.

5. In ship-building, a sort of lining, used to prevent the wearing of any thing.

6. A sort of horn under a horse's hoof.

SOLE, verb transitive To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe.

SOLE, adjective [Latin solus.]

1. Single; being or acting without another; individual; only. God is the sole creator and sovereign of the world.

2. In law, single; unmarried; as a femme sole

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. Impropriety in language, or a gross deviation from the rules of syntax; incongruity of words; want of correspondence or consistency. A barbarism may be in one word; a solecism must be of more.

2. Any unfitness, absurdity or impropriety. Cesar, by dismissing his guards and retaining his power, committed a dangerous solecism in politics.

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SOL'ECIST, noun One who is guilty of impropriety in language.

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SOLECIST'IC, SOLECIST'ICAL, adjective Incorrect; incongruous.

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SOLECIST'IC, SOLECIST'ICAL, adjective Incorrect; incongruous.

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SOLECIST'ICALLY, adverb In a solecistic manner.

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SOL'ECIZE, verb intransitive To commit solecism.

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SO'LELY, adverb Singly; alone; only; without another; as, to rest a cause solely on one argument; to rely solely on one's own strength.

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SOLEMN, adjective sol'em. [Latin solennis, form soleo, to be accustomed, to use, that is, to hold on or continue, as we have wont.]

1. Anniversary; observed once a year with religious ceremonies. The worship of this image was advanced and a solemn supplication observed every year. [I doubt the correctness of this definition of Johnson; or whether solemn in out language, ever includes the sense of anniversary. In the passage cited, the sense of anniversary is expressed by every year, and if it is included in solemn also the sentence is tautological. I should say the, that solemn in this passage of Stillingfleet, has the sense given in the second definition below.]

2. Religiously grave; marked with pomp and sanctity; attended with religious rites. His holy rites and solemn feasts profan'd.

3. Religiosly serious; piously grave; devout; marked by reverence to God; as solemn prayer; the solemn duties of the sanctuary.

4. Affectiong with seriousness; impressing or adapted to impress seriousness, gravity or reverence; sober; serious. There reign'd a solemn silence over all. To 'swage with solemn touches troubled thoughts.

5. Grave; serious; or affectedly grave; as a solemn face.

6. Sacred; enjoined by religion; or attended with a serious appeal to God; as a solemn oath.

7. Marked with solemaities; as a solemn day.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Solemn Meeting

(Isaiah 1:13), the convocation on the eighth day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:36; Numbers 29:35, R.V., "solemn assembly;" marg., "closing festival"). It is the name given also to the convocation held on the seventh day of the Passover (Deuteronomy 16:8).

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The state or quality of being solemn; reverential manner; gravity; as the solemness of public worship.

2. Solemnity; gravity of manner.

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1. A rite or ceremony annualy performed with religious reverence. Great was the cause; our old solemnities from no blind zeal or fond tradition rise, but sav'd from death, our Arguves yearly pay these grateful honors to the god of day.

[Solemnities seems here to include the sense of anniversary. See the fourth line. But in modern usage, that sense is rarely or never attached to the word.]

2. A religious ceremony; a ritual performance attended with religious reverence; as the solemnity of a funral or of a sacrament.

3. A ceremony adapted to impress awe; as the solemnities of the last day.

4. Manner of acting awfully serious. With horrible solemnity he caused every thing to be prepared for his triumph of victory.

5. Gravity; steady seriouness; as the solemnity of the Spanish language.

6. Affected gravity. Solemnity's a cover for a sot.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SOLEMNIZA'TION, noun The act of solemnizing; celebration; as the solemnization of a marriage.

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SOL'EMNIZE, verb transitive

1. To dignify or honor by ceremonies; to celebrate; as, to solemnize the birth of Christ. Their choice nobility and flow'r met from all parts to solemnize this feast.

2. To perform with ritual ceremonies and respect, or according to legal forms; as, to solemnize a marriage.

3. To peform religiouly once a year.

4. To make grave, serious and reverential; as, to solemnize the mind for the duties of the sanctuary. [This use of the word is well authorized in the United States.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SOL'EMNLY, adverb With gravity and religious reverence. Let us solemnly address the throne of grace.

2. With official formalities and be due authority. This question of law has been solemnly decided in the highest court.

3. With formal state.

4. With formal gravity and stateliness, or with affected gravity. There in deaf murmurs solemnly are wise.

5. With religious seriousness; as, I solemnly declare myselft innocent. I do solemnly assure the reader.

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SO'LENITE, noun Petrified solen, a genus of shells.

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SO'LENNESS, noun [from sole.] Singleness; a state of being unconnected with others.