solace-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: an emotional state of consolation, comfort

Commentary: SOLACE[+state][+emotional][+consolation]
NOTE: refers to a recipient/patient's inner state of comfort
NOTE: 'X's solace' implies X is a recipient

He found solace through meditation.
She found no solace in religious doctrines.
John felt some solace in hearing that Bob had also been jilted by a girlfriend.
A beautiful beach can provide solace to one after a grueling day in the office.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: the act of providing consolation, comfort

Commentary: SOLACE[+action][+providing][+consolation]
NOTE: implies an actor/agent providing comfort to another
NOTE: 'Xs solace' implies X is an actor/agent

Her solace of grieving parents was part of her job at the hospital.
The dog expressed his solace by licking John's face.
The haughty and well-to-do newcomers bestowed no solace on their financially struggling neighbors.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3