- The definition of solace is a decline in grief, or consolation.
When you go see a friend who is feeling sad and you offer comfort and listen to your friend talk about his problems, this is an example of giving solace.
A woman gives solace to a friend.
solace definition by Webster's New World
- an easing of grief, loneliness, discomfort, etc.
- something that eases or relieves; comfort; consolation; relief
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French solaz ; from Classical Latin solacium ; from solari, to comfort ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sel-, favorable, in good spirits from source silly
- solacer noun
solace definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress; consolation.
- A source of comfort or consolation.
- To comfort, cheer, or console, as in trouble or sorrow. See Synonyms at comfort.
- To allay or assuage: “They solaced their wretchedness, however, by duets after supper” (Jane Austen).
Origin: Middle English solas, from Old French, from Latin sōlācium, from sōlārī, to console.
- solˈac·er noun