so·lace /ˈsɑləs ||ˈso-/
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 ]
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.
n 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,