Definition of Solon
1. Noun. A man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs.
Specialized synonyms: Elder Statesman, Founding Father, Stateswoman
Generic synonyms: Pol, Political Leader, Politician, Politico
Specialized synonyms: Acheson, Dean Acheson, Dean Gooderham Acheson, Adenauer, Konrad Adenauer, Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Alcibiades, Arafat, Yasser Arafat, Ataturk, Kemal Ataturk, Kemal Pasha, Mustafa Kemal, 1st Earl Attlee, Attlee, Clement Attlee, Clement Richard Attlee, Augustus, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, Gaius Octavianus, Octavian, 1st Baron Verulam, Bacon, Baron Verulam, Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Albans, 1st Earl Baldwin Of Bewdley, Baldwin, Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Of Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Balfour, Baruch, Bernard Baruch, Bernard Mannes Baruch, Begin, Menachem Begin, Ben Gurion, David Ben Gurion, David Grun, Bevin, Ernest Bevin, Bismarck, Iron Chancellor, Otto Von Bismarck, Prince Otto Eduard Leopold Von Bismarck, Prince Otto Von Bismarck, Von Bismarck, Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, Blair, Tony Blair, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, Boethius, Bolivar, El Libertador, Simon Bolivar, Brandt, Willy Brandt, Brezhnev, Leonid Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Brutus, Marcus Junius Brutus, Burke, Edmund Burke, Caesar, Gaius Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar, Cassius, Cassius Longinus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Arthur Neville Chamberlain, Chamberlain, Neville Chamberlain, Chateaubriand, Francois Rene Chateaubriand, Vicomte De Chateaubriand, Chesterfield, Fourth Earl Of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Chiang Chung-cheng, Chiang Kai-shek, Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill, Winston Churchill, Winston S. Churchill, Cicero, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Tully, Cincinnatus, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, Clemenceau, Georges Clemenceau, Georges Eugene Benjamin Clemenceau, Baron Clive, Baron Clive Of Plassey, Clive, Robert Clive, Cosimo De Medici, Cosimo The Elder, Cromwell, Ironsides, Oliver Cromwell, Davis, Jefferson Davis, Dayan, Moshe Dayan, Charles Andre Joseph Marie De Gaulle, Charles De Gaulle, De Gaulle, General Charles De Gaulle, General De Gaulle, Demosthenes, Deng Xiaoping, Teng Hsiao-ping, Teng Hsiaoping, De Valera, Eamon De Valera, Benjamin Disraeli, Disraeli, First Earl Of Beaconsfield, Flaminius, Gaius Flaminius, Charles James Fox, Fox, Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Indira Nehru Gandhi, Mrs. Gandhi, Gladstone, William Ewart Gladstone, William Gladstone, Gorbachev, Mikhail Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, Charles Grey, Grey, Second Earl Grey, First Viscount Haldane Of Cloan, Haldane, Richard Burdon Haldane, Richard Haldane, Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton, Havel, Vaclav Havel, Hindenburg, Paul Ludwig Von Beneckendorff Und Von Hindenburg, Paul Von Hindenburg, Ho Chi Minh, Nguyen Tat Thanh, Jinnah, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Kalinin, Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin, Mikhail Kalinin, Kaunda, Kenneth David Kaunda, Kenneth Kaunda, Jomo Kenyata, Kenyata, Aleksandr Feodorovich Kerensky, Kerensky, Khama, Sir Seretse Khama, Khrushchev, Nikita Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Fumimaro Konoe, Fumimaro Konoye, Konoe, Konoye, Prince Fumimaro Konoe, Prince Fumimaro Konoye, Kruger, Oom Paul Kruger, Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger, Lorenzo De'medici, Lorenzo The Magnificent, Machiavelli, Niccolo Machiavelli, John Major, John R. Major, John Roy Major, Major, Mandela, Nelson Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, George Catlett Marshall, George Marshall, Marshall, Golda Meir, Meir, Klemens Metternich, Metternich, Prince Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar Von Metternich, Francois Maurice Marie Mitterrand, Francois Mitterrand, Mitterrand, Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, More, Sir Thomas More, Thomas More, Gouverneur Morris, Morris, Hosni Mubarak, Mubarak, Fridtjof Nansen, Nansen, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nasser, Jawaharlal Nehru, Nehru, Frederick North, North, Second Earl Of Guilford, Daniel Ortega, Daniel Ortega Saavedra, Ortega, Ignace Jan Paderewski, Ignace Paderewski, Paderewski, Pericles, First Earl Of Chatham, Pitt, Pitt The Elder, William Pitt, Pitt, Pitt The Younger, Second Earl Of Chatham, William Pitt, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Pompey, Pompey The Great, Colin Luther Powell, Colin Powell, Powell, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Radhakrishnan, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Armand Jean Du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu, Duc De Richelieu, Richelieu, Charles Watson-wentworth, Rockingham, Second Marquis Of Rockingham, Anwar El-sadat, Anwar Sadat, Sadat, Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt, Helmut Schmidt, Schmidt, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Seneca, Ian Douglas Smith, Ian Smith, Smith, Jan Christian Smuts, Smuts, Suharto, Achmad Sukarno, Sukarno, Duc De Sully, Maxmilien De Bethune, Sully, Sun Yat-sen, Sun Yixian, Charles Maurice De Talleyrand, Talleyrand, Themistocles, Josip Broz, Marshal Tito, Tito, Getulio Dornelles Vargas, Vargas, Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, Hendrik Verwoerd, Verwoerd, Kurt Waldheim, Waldheim, Lech Walesa, Walesa, First Earl Of Orford, Robert Walpole, Sir Robert Walpole, Walpole, Earl Of Warwick, Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Warwick, Chaim Azriel Weizmann, Chaim Weizmann, Weizmann, Arthur Wellesley, Duke Of Wellington, First Duke Of Wellington, Iron Duke, Wellington, William Of Wykeham, Wykeham
Derivative terms: Statesmanly, Statesmanship
Definition of Solon
1. n. A celebrated Athenian lawmaker, born about 638 b. c.; hence, a legislator; a publicist; -- often used ironically.
Definition of Solon
1. Proper noun. An ancient Athenian statesman and lawgiver, one of the Seven Sages (c.630-c.560 BC). ¹
2. Noun. A wise legislator or lawgiver. ¹
3. Noun. Any legislator. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Solon
1. a wise lawgiver [n -S]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Solon
Literary usage of Solon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Sounds and Inflections of the Greek Dialects: Ionic by Herbert Weir Smyth (1894)
"61.] In Archilochos no great interval in tone separates the iambic from the elegiac fragments. In solon, too, the spirit of the elegiacs ..."
2. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest, with by William Smith (1855)
"The Athenian Government continues an Oligarchy after the Time of solon. ... Return and Death of solon. § 1. THE history of Athens before the age of solon is ..."
3. Plutarch's Lives,: Translated from the Original Greek, with Notes Critical by Plutarch, John Langhorne, William Langhorne (1801)
"solon *. DIDYMUS the Grammarian, in his ... by which he would prove solon the fon of Euphorion, contrary to the opinion of others that have wrote of him ..."
4. The Grecian History: From the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great by Oliver Goldsmith (1828)
"One day when solon went to Miletos to see Thales, the first thing he said ... solon, hearing from whem.e the stranger came, was inquisitive after the news ..."
5. Greek Leaders by Leslie White Hopkinson (1918)
"Now when solon came before him and seemed not at all surprised, ... And when solon answered that he had known one Tellus, a fellow-citizen of his own, ..."