Definitions for: Solace

[n] the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her"
[n] the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment; "second place was no consolation to him"
[n] comfort in disappointment or misery
[v] give moral or emotional strength to

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

In business of mirth and of solace. --Chaucer.

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

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

To make his steed some solace. --Chaucer.

Syn: Comfort; consolation; alleviation; relief.

Sol"ace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Solaced; p. pr. & vb. n.
Solacing.] [OF. solacier, soulacier, F. solacier, LL.
solatiare. See Solace, n.]
1. To cheer in grief or under calamity; to comfort; to
relieve in affliction, solitude, or discomfort; to
console; -- applied to persons; as, to solace one with the
hope of future reward.

2. To allay; to assuage; to soothe; as, to solace grief.

Syn: To comfort; assuage; allay. See Comfort.

Sol"ace, v. i.
To take comfort; to be cheered. --Shak.

Synonyms: comfort, comfort, consolation, consolation, console, solacement, solacement, soothe

See Also: allay, bright side, calm, calm down, cold comfort, comfort, comfort, comfortableness, ease, lull, ministration, quiet, quieten, relief, relieve, silver lining, still, succor, succour, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

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