AskDefine | Define solace

Dictionary Definition



1 the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment; "second place was no consolation to him" [syn: consolation, solacement]
2 comfort in disappointment or misery [syn: solacement]
3 the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her" [syn: consolation, comfort] v : give moral or emotional strength to [syn: comfort, soothe, console]

User Contributed Dictionary



From Old French solas, from sōlācium "consolation"


  • italbrac RP /ˈsɒ.lɪs/
  • italbrac US , /ˈsɑː.lɪs/
  • Rhymes with: -ɒlɪs


  1. Comfort or consolation in a time of distress.
  2. A source of comfort or consolation.
    You cannot put a monetary value on emotional solace. It is priceless, yet highly treasured by many.

Derived terms



  1. To give solace to; comfort; cheer; console.
  2. To allay or assuage.


to give solace to

Extensive Definition

Solace may refer to:
solace in French: Solace

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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