SOLACE – ADJECTIVES
– affording or giving solace, comfort, or amusement SOLACIOUS 1375 obs.
SOLACE – NOUNS
– solace, comfort MINTIE 1930s Aust. sl.
SOLD – ADJECTIVES
– SALE-WORTH saleable; capable of being sold; fit for sale …1481 obs.
– SALE-WORTHY saleable; capable of being sold; fit for sale …c1440 obs.
– VENABLE vendible, able to be sold …1507 obs.
– VENALITIOUS belonging to the sale of men or children, or of slaves; that is to be bought or sold …1656 rare
– VENDABLE able to be sold …c1400 rare
– VENDED sold …1812
– VENDIBLE capable of being sold; saleable, marketable …1382
SOLD – NOUNS
– VENDIBLE a thing admitting of being sold or offered for sale …1681
SOLDER – NOUNS
– soldering paste BUTTER 1929 US sl.
SOLDIER – see SERVICES
SOLE, SOLELY – ADJECTIVES
– AFALD single, singular, sole, only …c1000 obs.
– ALL-ANERLY only, sole …1860 Sc.
– ONLEPY only, sole, single …c900 obs.
SOLE etc. – ADVERBS
– ALL-ANERLY only, solely …1818 Sc.
– ALL ONLY solely, without exception …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ODDLY singly, solely, alone …a1300 obs.
– ONLEPILICHE only, solely …c1250 obs.
– ONLEPY only, solely, simply …c1315 obs.
– SINGLY solely, only; merely …1654-66 now rare or obs.
SOLE etc. – PHRASES
– OFF HIS OWN BAT solely by his one exertions, by himself …1845
SOLE (fish) – NOUNS
– a sole JACK OF DOVER L14 sl.
SOLEMN, SOLEMNLY – ADJECTIVES
– DEEDY serious, solemn …1895 chiefly Eng. dial.
– DEEP solemn, grave …a1000 obs.
– DUN characterized by solemn reflection; serious, gloomy …1860 obs.
– FIDDLE-FACED long-faced, solemn, melancholy or unhappy looking …c1785
– SAIRIE; SAIRY; SARRIE serious, solemn …1808 Sc. obs.
– SOLEMNCHOLY excessively solemn or serious; melancholy …1855
– SULLEN solemn, serious …1583 obs.
– VULTUOSOUS of a grave and solemn countenance; of a heavy and sad look …1656 obs.
SOLEMN etc. – ADVERBS
– DEEPLY with deep seriousness, solemnly …c1300 obs.
SOLEMN etc. – NOUNS
– SUNDAY FACE a sanctimonious expression; an affectedly solemn face …1756 chiefly Sc.
SOLEMN etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– MOURNING COACH HORSE ‘a tall, solemn woman, dressed in black and many inky feathers’ …L19 UK middle class usage
SOLEMN etc. – VERBS
– PULL A LONG FACE to look solemn or dejected …19C colloq.
SOLICIT, SOLICITING, SOLICITATION, SOLICITOR – ADVERBS
– IMPORTUNELY with urgent and persistent solicitation …1464 rare
SOLICIT etc. – NOUNS
– B-CASE a charge of soliciting …1930s sl.
– IMPORTUNACY pertinacity; pressing solicitation …1548
– IMPORTUNEMENT earnest solicitation, a beseeching …1635 obs.
SOLICIT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BOTTLER a person who solicits and collects money from spectators or passers-by on behalf of a street performer or showman …1898 sl.
– IMPORTUNATOR one who importunes, or solicits importunately …1604
– IMPORTUNE one who is importune or troublesome in soliciting …1589 obs.
– YACK; YAK a telephone sales solicitor, either for a legitimate business or for a confidence swindle …1985 US sl.
SOLICIT etc. – VERBS
– IMPORTUNATE to solicit persistently; to urge, to importune …a1598
– IMPORTUNE to solicit pressingly and persistently; to ply or beset with requests or petitions …1530
SOLICITOR – see LAWYER
SOLICITOUS, SOLICITOUSLY, SOLICITUDE – ADJECTIVES
– AFFECTING loving, affectionate, solicitous …1616 obs.
– BUSY solicitous, concerned; anxious, uneasy, troubled; careful, attentive …a1000 obs.
– CAREFUL full of care, trouble, anxiety, or concern; anxious, troubled, solicitous, concerned …a1000 obs.
– CURIOUS anxious, concerned, solicitous …c1400 obs.
– TID fond of, attached to; careful of, solicitous about …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TIDD fond of, attached to; careful of, solicitous about …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YEARNFUL eagerly desirous, anxious, solicitous …c888 obs.
SOLICITOUS etc. – ADVERBS
– BUSILY anxiously, solicitously …a1393 obs.
– CARKINGLY anxiously, fretfully, solicitously …1611 obs.
SOLICITOUS etc. – NOUNS
– ACCURANCE a taking care, care, solicitude …1677 obs. rare
– BUSINESS anxiety, solicitude, care; distress, uneasiness …a1000 obs.
– CAREFULNESS solicitude, anxiety, concern …a1000 arch.
– CARK that which burdens the spirit, trouble; hence, troubled state of mind, distress, anxiety; anxious solicitude, labour, or toil …c1325 arch.
– CARKING grieving, being anxious; trouble, solicitude; anxious toil …1583 obs. or arch.
SOLID – ADJECTIVES
– solid, massive, bulky MASTIFF 1495 obs.
– solid, not hollow MASSY 1382 obs.
SOLITARINESS, SOLITARY, SOLITUDE – ADJECTIVES
– ALONE of a person, place, etc.: isolated, lonely, solitary …1921 colloq.
– BURD-ALONE as a solitary person or being; entirely alone …1572 Sc. obs.
– DALY lonely, solitary …1781 Eng. dial. obs.
– DEAFLY lonely, solitary and silent …1611 Eng. dial.
– DEAVELY lonely, solitary, unfrequented, retired, remote …1611 Eng. dial.
– DERN dark, dreary, dismal, lonely, solitary …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ELENGE remote, lonely, solitary; dreary, miserable …c1205 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– ELENGELY solitary, cheerless, miserable, dejected …c1305 obs.
– ELLINGE solitary, lonely; dreary, weird, uncanny …1691 Eng. dial.
– HELANGE solitary, lonely; dreary, weird, uncanny …1691 Eng. dial.
– MARROWLESS companionless, solitary …1660 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MISSLIE solitary, lonely from the absence of anything …1802 Sc.
– ONLEPY solitary; single, unmarried …c900 obs.
– ONLY one, without companions or society; solitary, lonely …a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SAVAGE remote from society; solitary …1667 obs.
– SINGULAR alone; away from others; solitary …1382 rare
– SOLITANEOUS solitary, alone, without company …1656 obs.
– WAFF of persons and places: forlorn, melancholy; solitary, said of one who is in a strange place where he has not a single acquaintance …1724 Sc.
SOLITARINESS etc. – ADVERBS
– ANERLY alone, lonely, solitary …1844 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YANNERLY alone, lonely, solitary …1844 Eng. dial.
SOLITARINESS etc. – NOUNS
– ONEHEAD the condition of being alone; solitude …1340 obs.
– ONLIHEDE solitude, solitariness …1382 obs.
– ONLINESS the fact or condition of being alone; solitariness, solitude …c1340 obs.
– SINGLENESS the fact of standing alone; solitude, solitariness, isolation …1805
– SINGULARITY a being alone or apart from others; solitariness …1398 obs. rare
– SINGULARITY a solitary instance …1814 obs.
SOLITARINESS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– DICK SMITH a lone drinker, a drink taken alone; one who does not buy drinks for others, or who depends on others to buy them; a stingy or solitary person ….1876 Amer. dial.
– HANKY a person who doesn’t seem to ‘fit in’ or who doesn’t get along very well …1967 Amer. dial.
– LOBO a solitary person, a loner; an outcast …1939 Amer. dial.
– LOBO WOLF n. a solitary person, a loner; an outcast …1907 Amer. dial.
– OLD BACHELOR a confirmed bachelor; a solitary or reclusive rustic; a hermit …1867 Amer. dial.
– OLD BATCH a confirmed bachelor; a solitary or reclusive rustic; a hermit …1899 Amer. dial.
– V-8 a solitary woman who prefers her own company to that of others, esp. of men …1944 African-American sl.
SOLITARINESS etc. – PHRASES
– LIKE A SHAG ON A ROCK denoting the isolation or unhappiness associated with solitude, on one’s own …1845 Aust. sl.
SOLSTICE – NOUNS
– solstice SUNSTAY 1577 obs. rare
– solstice SUN-STEAD c1000 obs.
SOLUTION – ADJECTIVES
– QUICK-FIX of a solution: instant, if not wholly dependable …1970s sl.
SOLUTION – NOUNS
– QUICK FIX an expedient, temporary solution, esp. one that merely postpones having to cope with an overall problem …1965 colloq.
– SALVE a solution of a difficulty; also, a sophistical excuse or evasion …a1628 obs.
– SALVO a solution, explanation of a difficulty; an answer to an objection; an excuse or evasion …1659 obs.
– SATISFACTION solution of a difficulty …a1547 obs.
– SILVER BULLET a simple and seemingly magical solution to a complicated problem …chiefly N. Amer.
SOLUTION – VERBS
– CHILL to effect a permanent solution, esp. in an emotionless manner …20C Amer. sl.
SOLVABLE, SOLVED, SOLVED – ADJECTIVES
– EXTRICABLE that may be solved or unravelled …1623 obs.
– SALVABLE of a difficulty, doubt, etc.: that can be explained or cleared up; solvable …1661 obs.
SOLVABLE etc. – VERBS
– HACK IT to solve a problem, to succeed …1950s sl.
– NUT OUT to think out; to solve a problem, plan of action, etc. …Aust. sl.
– PSYCH OUT to analyze or solve a problem …colloq.
– PUT THE AXE IN THE HELVE to solve a doubt, to find out a puzzle …a1450
– READ to explain, to solve …1800 Sc.
– RIDDLE to explain, to solve, to understand …1870 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SHOOT TROUBLE to solve a problem; to repair, to mediate, to trouble-shoot …1980 sl., orig. US
SOLVENT – ADJECTIVES
– solvent; of sufficient means VAILABLE 1609 Sc. rare
SOMALI – NOUNS, PERSON
– a Somali SAMMY 1990s US military sl., derogatory
– a Somali SKINNY 1990s US military sl., derogatory
SOMBRE – ADJECTIVES
– sombre, black, dark; of the colour of ebony EBON 1607 obs.
– sombre, dark EBONINE 1881
– sombre, dun-coloured DINNED 1807 Eng. dial.
– sombre, dun-coloured DINNY 1819 Eng. dial.
– sombre, melancholy MELANCHOLIOUS c1384 rare
– sombre, morose, depressing, gloomy, subdued, pessimistic DOWNBEAT 1952 sl., orig. US
SOMEBODY – NOUNS
– an allusion to ‘somebody’ QUIDAMITY 1892
SOMEBODY – NOUNS, PERSON
– somebody; a certain person QUIDAM 1579 rare
SOMEHOW – ADVERBS
– somehow, in one way, as opposed to another ONEHOW 1719 rare
– somehow, in some fashion MACKLY-WHAT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– somehow, to some degree; in some fashion AMACKALLY; AMACKLY 1790 Eng. dial.
SOMERSAULT – NOUNS
– BATSELBOOM a somersault …1968 Amer. dial.
– BUGGY WHIP a cartwheel …1968 Amer. dial.
– END-OVER-END a tumble, a somersault …1970 Amer. dial.
– HAIRSPRING a childhood somersault – you jump forward, land on your hands, and turn over …1968 Amer. dial.
– HANDBOW a somersault …1966 Amer. dial.
– HAND LEAP a somersault …1966 Amer. dial.
– HANDSAULT a handspring, a somersault …1969 Amer. dial.
– HANDSPAN a handspring, a somersault …1969 Amer. dial.
– HAND TURN a handspring; a somersault …1968 Amer. dial.
– HEADY-CRAW a somersault …1899 Sc.
– JACKKNIFE a handspring …1965 Amer. dial.
– JACKKNIFE JUMP a handspring …1965 Amer. dial.
– KEELY-OVER a somersault …1943 Amer. dial.
– MONKEYSPRING a handspring, a somersault …1969 Amer. dial.
– POPPINODDLES a boyish term for a somersault …1867 Eng. dial.
– SPIN a head-over-heels movement, a somersault …1842
– TECKTAIL a somersault …1877 Eng. dial.
– TEETAIL a somersault …1877 Eng. dial.
– TEGTAIL a somersault …1877 Eng. dial.
– TICKTAIL a somersault …1877 Eng. dial.
– TIPPLE-TAIL-OVER a somersault …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WAGON WHEEL a cartwheel, handspring or somersault …1926 Amer. dial.
SOMERSAULT – VERBS
– BEND THE CRAB to do a somersault …1968 Amer. dial.
– DO A CATHARINE WHEEL to execute a series of lateral somersaults …c1840
– KEEL A SOMERSET to turn a somersault …1910 Amer. dial.
– KEEL OVER to turn a somersault …1910 Amer. dial.
– TIPPLE to upset, to overturn; to turn a somersault …1866 Eng. dial.
SOMETIME – NOUNS
– sometime SOME FINE DAY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– sometime SOME FINE MORNING Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– sometime SOME SWEET DAY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SOMETIMES – ADVERBS
– sometimes UMSTOUND a1300 obs.
– sometimes; at times UMBEWHILE c1230 obs.
– sometimes; at times UMBWHILE 1393 obs.
– sometimes; at times UMQUHILE 1154 obs.
– sometimes; at times UMWHILE 1154 obs.
– sometimes; at times; after a short time UMBESTOUND c1205 obs.
SOMETHING – NOUNS
– something NOTHING 2000 US sl.
– something SOMMAT 1978 UK sl.
SOMETHING – PRONOUNS
– something ARYTHING 1938 Amer. dial.
SOMEWHAT – ADVERBS
– LITTLE MITE, A somewhat, slightly …1913 Amer. dial.
– MIDDLINGISH somewhat; moderately …1820 Eng. dial. & colloq.
– RATHERISH somewhat, in a slight degree …1862 colloq.
– RATHERLINGS rather; somewhat; for the most part …1862 Eng. dial.
– SUNKET to some extent, somewhat …1686 obs.
– TAIT; TATE somewhat …1722 Sc.
– WEE THING, A somewhat; just a little …1894 Sc.
SOMEWHERE – ADVERBS
– somewhere, someplace ANYPLACE 1968 Amer. dial.
SON – ADJECTIVES
– LADDED of a male child: born …1866 Eng. dial.
SON – NOUNS, PERSON
– ABSALOM an undutiful son …Bk1922
– AULD SON the oldest son …a1825 Sc.
– BAIRN a child; a son or daughter …c1000
– BATH BUN a son …1960 UK rhyming sl.
– BEAU FITZ a fair son …Bk1933
– BECHOR the eldest male child in a family …Bk1982 Jewish
– BENJAMIN the youngest, and consequently, favourite, son of a family …1913
– BIRD a young man, youngster, child, son …c1300 obs.
– BUD a general nickname or term of address for a brother or eldest son, any boy or man, or a close friend …20C US sl.
– BUDDIE; BUDDY a nickname or term of address for a brother or eldest son …1858 Amer. dial.
– CHELSEA BUN a sun …1998 UK rhyming sl.
– CURRANT BUN a son …1962 rhyming sl.
– DAD’S OWN BOY a son having his father’s peculiarities …Bk1888 Eng. dial.
– DOOLA a son …1990s African-American sl.
– CADET a younger son or brother …1610
– HOT CROSS BUN a son …1931 UK rhyming sl.
– LAD a familiar or affectionate name for a man; a husband, son, or boon companion; a fellow …1811 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– LAD-BAIRN a male child, a young son …1776 Sc.
– LADDIE-BAIRN a male child …1873 Sc.
– LADDIE-WEAN a boy-child …1821 Sc.
– LAD-WEAN a male child, a young son …1810 Sc.
– LITTLE MAN a young male child …1468 jocular usage
– MAB a son …B1800
– MAN BAIRN a male child, a young son, a boy …1876 Sc.
– MAN-CHILD a male child …a1400
– MASTER the eldest son of a baron or viscount …1798 Sc.
– MASTER the eldest son of a squire …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MOTHER’S SON a son who is spoiled by his mother …1882 obs. rare
– PAM-CHILD a ‘knave-child’: a male child …1760 nonce word obs.
– SONNEKIN a little son …1542 obs.
– YOUNG HOPEFUL a male child …Bk1922
– YOUNG LAIRD the eldest son or heir of a ‘laird’ …1899 Sc.
– YO-YO a male child too young to be sexually developed and therefore considered neuter …1960s homosexual sl.
– ZIN a son …Bk1855 Eng. dial.
– ZUN a son …Bk1982 Jewish
SON – VERBS
– GET ONE’S BAIT BACK to succeed in fathering a son …1927 US sl.
SONG – ADJECTIVES (also see BALLAD)
– BALLANT a ballad, a song …1814 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SONG – NOUNS
– ANTHEM in contemporary dance music and club culture of the 1980s, 1990s, and on: any song that fills the dance floor and gets clubbers singing along …2003 UK sl.
– BACCHANALIA a drinking song …1651 obs.
– BACCHIC a drinking song …1676 obs.
– BALLAD a song intended as the accompaniment to a dance; the tune to which the song is sung …c1500 obs.
– BALLAD a popular song; often one celebrating or scurrilously attacking persons or institutions …1556 obs.
– BALLET a song, a ballad …1866 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– BEAD-SONG a song of prayer …c1200 obs.
– BOB the refrain of a song; a chorus …1815 Eng. dial.
– CANTATA a song, chant …a1754 nonce use obs.
– CANTIC a song, a canticle …1483 obs.
– CANTICLE song; properly, a little song; a hymn …c1250
– CANTILENE an old song; silly prattle; idle tale, trick …1535 obs.
– CANTILENE a song, a melody …1635 obs.
– CANTION a song …1579 obs.
– CANTO a song, a ballad …1603 obs.
– CANTON a song …1594 obs.
– CANZON a song …1590 obs.
– CANZONET a little or short song; a short song of a light and airy character …1593
– CAROLET a little carol or song …1593 obs. rare
– CHART-BUSTER a very successful song or record …c1955 sl.
– CHART-TOPPER a very successful song or record …c1955 colloq.
– DEEDLE-DOODLE a meaningless song, or badly-played tune …B1900 Sc.
– DOWN a refrain of a song …1611 obs.
– EAR-SPORTS entertainments of song or music …1870 Amer.
– EVERGREEN a perennial favourite, esp. a song …1940s Amer. sl.
– FALDERAL a meaningless refrain in songs …1701
– FAL DE ROL a meaningless refrain in songs …1701
– FLASH-SONG a song interlarded with cant words and phrases … Bk1893 sl.
– FOLDEROL a meaningless refrain in songs …1701
– FREAK a nonsensical novelty song …1948 US sl.
– GALE singing, a song; merriment; mirth …c1200 obs.
– GOLDEN OLDIE a song from the past that is still popular, esp. a rock and roll song from the 1950s or 1960s …1966 US sl.
– LEOTH a song …c1050 obs.
– LILLYLOO a lullaby; a refrain, a song …1818 Sc.
– MADRIGAL a song; a ditty …1589
– MOAN a mournful song, esp. a blues song …1926 Amer. dial.
– NUMBER a song …Aust. sl.
– OATER a cowboy film, story, or song …1946 US sl.
– OLDIE in the entertainment industry: an old and familiar popular song, motion picture, etc. …1939 US sl.
– OLDIE BUT GOODIE an old song that is still popular or is being revived …1957 US sl.
– OLDY any old thing or person; an old joke, story, song, or movie; an old man …20C US sl.
– RANT a lively, noisy, or irregular tune or song …1725 chiefly Sc.
– ROCKER a popular song with a strong beat; a rock song …M20
– SIDE a recorded song or tune (early gramophone records held one recording on each side) …1936 US sl.
– SING a song …1867 Amer. dial. Black usage
– TAG the refrain or catch of a song or poem …1793
– THREN; THRENE a song or story …1720 Sc.
– TOL-DE-ROL a combination of syllables used as the refrain of a song …1765
– YED a song, a poem, a speech, a tale, a riddle …c1205 obs.
– YEDDING a song; a speech, a discourse; romance in verse …c950 obs.
SONG – NOUNS, PERSON
– ASMATOGRAPHER a composer of songs …1656 obs.
– CHUNESMITH a songwriter …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– DOT MAKER a songwriter …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– INK SLINGER a songwriter …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TIN-EAR LAD OF TIN-PAN ALLEY a songwriter …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TUNESMITH a songwriter …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TUNE TURNER-OUTER a songwriter …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– WORDS-AND-MUSIC BOY a songwriter …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SONG – VERBS
– RAISE to begin or lead a song …1847 Amer. dial.
SONGSTER – NOUNS (also see SINGER)
– a songster CANARY 1862
SON-IN-LAW – NOUNS, PERSON
– a son-in-law MACH Bk1845 Sc.
– a son-in-law MEW 1641 Sc. obs.
– a son-in-law ODAM c1000 obs.
– a son-in-law ZINNILA; ZINNYLA Bk1855 Eng. dial.
SOON – ADJECTIVES
– SOON AS DAMMIT exceedingly quick, or almost immediate, soon …1908 UK
– TITE quickly, soon …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
SOON – ADVERBS
– BAMBY presently, soon; by-and-by …1790 Eng. dial.
– BEANTOTE soon (French bientôt) …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BELIE speedily; soon …Bk1911 Sc.
– BELIVE soon, by-and-by …1616 obs. exc. Sc.
– BETIMES in good time, in due time; while there is yet time, before it is too late …c1380
– BETIMES in a short time, soon, speedily, anon, forthwith …c1400
– BIMEBY presently, soon, before long …1722 Amer. dial.
– ENOW shortly, very soon, in a moment, presently, by and by …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ESTITE as soon, rather …1847 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HASTILY soon, without delay, shortly, suddenly …1549 obs.
– HASTY hastily; quickly, rapidly, soon …c1450 adv.
– IN A TWITTER soon, quickly …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– RAD quickly, readily, soon …c1250 obs.
– RADLY quickly, promptly, without delay, soon …c888 obs.
– RATHE denoting rapidity in the performance or completion of an action; quickly, rapidly, swiftly, esp. without delay, promptly, soon …c825 obs.
– SUDDENLY at an early date, early; soon, speedily; shortly (after) …c1500 obs.
– TIT quickly, soon …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TITELY; TITLY quickly, speedily, smartly; soon …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– UNGHERE soon, quickly …c1250 obs.
– YERNE quickly, without delay, immediately, directly, soon …c1320 obs.
SOON – PHRASES
– ASAP as soon as possible …1955 US, orig. military
SOONER – ADVERBS
– sooner SANDER a1450 obs.
– sooner SONDER a1450 obs.
– sooner, more quickly; earlier TITTER a1300 obs. exc. N. Eng. dial.
– sooner, more readily, more willingly, rather TITTER a1300 obs. exc. N. Eng. dial.
– sooner, rather VENNY 1876 Eng. dial. obs.
SOONER OR LATER – PHRASES
– sooner or later RATHER OR LATER c1475 obs.
SOONEST – ADJECTIVES
– soonest, quickest, most convenient EFTEST Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– soonest RATHEREST a1425 obs. rare
– soonest, quickest, most preferable; most eager RATHEST c888 obs.
SOONEST – ADVERBS
– soonest, most readily RATHEST c888 obs.
SOOT, SOOTY – ADJECTIVES
– sooty, black BLATCH Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– sooty, black IMEY Bk1902 Sc.
– sooty, dirty BLATCHY 1790 Eng. dial.
SOOT etc. – NOUNS
– soot; a thin scum or coating deposited on a surface IME 1892 Sc.
– soot, dirt, smut BLATCH 1825 Eng. dial.
SOOTHE, SOOTHING, SOOTHINGLY – ADJECTIVES
– BALMY deliciously soft and soothing …1604
– BALSAMIC soothing, healing, gently restorative …1667
– COMPLACENTIOUS complaisant, obsequious, soothing, and thereby, pleasing …1656 obs.
– DELENIFICAL soothing, pacifying, mitigating; making gentle; assuaging pain …1656 obs. rare
– DULCET pleasing or agreeable to the eye, ear, or feelings; soothing, gentle; mellifluous; later, used chiefly of sounds …1445
– EASEFUL that gives ease, comfort, or relief; comfortable, soothing; quiet, peaceful, restful …1375
– LEVATIVE tending to alleviate or soothe; soothing …1657 obs.
– QUEELIE cooling; soothing …1928 Sc
– QUIETANT anything that makes quiet or soothes …1875
SOOTHE etc. – ADVERBS
– DULCELY in a sweet or pleasing way; soothingly …1508 obs.
SOOTHE etc. – NOUNS
– BALMEDEST BALM the ultimate in soothing …L19 sl.
– BESOOTHMENT the act of soothing; its means or resulting state …Bk1888 rare
SOOTHE etc. – VERBS
– ACCOY to still, to calm, to quiet, to appease; hence, to soothe or coax (the alarmed or shy), to tame, to silence, to daunt (the forward or bold) …c1350 obs.
– ACQUIET to set at rest, to quiet, to pacify. to calm, to soothe …a1535 obs.
– ADDULCE to make sweet; to render pleasant or palatable; to soothe or mollify a person …1475 obs.
– BALM to soothe, to alleviate pain, sorrow, etc. …a1400 arch.
– BECALM to assuage, to mitigate, to soothe, to tranquillize …1613
– BEET to soothe; to mitigate …Bk1911 Sc.
– BEMULCE to soothe or soften …1531
– DAVE to assuage, to mitigate, to relieve; to soothe …1781 Eng. dial.
– DEMULCE to soothe, mollify, pacify, appease …1530 obs.
– DEMULCEATE to soothe or mollify a person …1837 nonce word obs.
– DILL to soothe; to allay, to assuage, to deaden or take away pain; to still, to deaden sound; to lull a child to sleep; to render insensible by an anaesthetic …1775 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DULCERATE to sweeten; to soften, to soothe, to ease …1586 rare
– DULCORATE to sweeten; to soften, to soothe, to ease …a1425 obs.
– FAGE to coax, to flatter; to toady; to beguile, to soothe …c1340 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– LENIATE to render mild or soft; to soften, to soothe, to make calm …1622 obs.
– MEASE to soothe, to mitigate, to calm …1678 Sc.
– MULCIFY to allay, to soothe …1653 obs.
– PEACIFY to make calm, to pacify; to soothe, quiet, or subdue …1886 rare
– SALVE to soothe, to mitigate, to assuage …1577 obs.
– SHOOT THE SALVE to talk in a conciliatory, soothing manner …M19 US sl.
– SPREAD THE SALVE to talk in a conciliatory, soothing manner …M19 US sl.
– TRANQUILLITATE to render tranquil, to calm, to soothe, to mitigate, to alleviate …1657 obs. rare
SOOTHSAY, SOOTHSAYER, SOOTHSAYING – ADJECTIVES
– FATILOQUENT declaring fate, prophetic, soothsaying …1656
SOOTHSAY etc. – NOUNS
– FATILOQUY soothsaying, declaring fate …1623 obs.
– HARIOLATION a foretelling or soothsaying …1656 obs.
SOOTHSAY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– HARUSPEX a soothsayer who performed divination by inspection of the entrails of victims …1584
– HARUSPICE a soothsayer who performed divination by inspection of the entrails of victims …1828
– PYTHONER a conjuror, a sorcerer; a soothsayer …c1475 obs. rare
– PYTHONESS a woman believed to be possessed by a spirit and to be able to foresee the future; a female soothsayer; a witch …a1393
– PYTHONIST a person who claims to be possessed by, and to speak the words of a spirit; a soothsayer; a fortune-teller; a conjuror …1584 rare
– WITTER-WIFE a female soothsayer or fortune-teller …1891 Sc.
SOOTHSAY etc. – VERBS
– HALSE to augur; to divine; to soothsay …c1050 obs.
– HARIOLATE to soothsay; also (17C), to practice ventriloquism …1656 obs.
– HARIOLIZE to soothsay …1592 obs.