- The definition of solid is something which is sturdy and substantial or an object that isn't hollow.
- An example of solid is a well-built table that isn't likely to fall apart.
- An example of solid is an argument that is backed up in fact.
- An example of solid is a piece of Easter chocolate that is chocolate all the way through instead of just a shell around an empty center.
- Solid means something that is not a liquid or a gas.
An example of a solid is an ice cube.
This table is really solid.
- tending to keep its form rather than to flow or spread out like a liquid or gas; relatively firm or compact
- filled with matter throughout; not hollow
- having the three dimensions of length, breadth, and thickness: prisms and other solid figures
- dealing with bodies or figures in three dimensions
- firm, strong, and dependable: a solid structure
- substantial, sound, and reliable: solid reasoning
- sturdy or vigorous: a solid build, a solid punch
- serious; not superficial or trivial: solid scholarship
- complete, thoroughgoing, or genuine: solid satisfaction
- having no breaks or divisions: a solid line of fortifications
- written or printed without a hyphen: a solid compound
- characterized by no pauses or interruptions: to talk for a solid hour
- of one or the same color, material, or consistency throughout: a solid walnut table
- consisting of one unalloyed metal throughout; also, containing no more alloy than is necessary to insure hardness: said of gold, etc.
- ☆ characterized by or showing complete unity; unanimous: a solid vote
- thick or dense in appearance or texture: a solid fog
- firm or dependable: a solid friendship
- ☆ Informal having a firmly favorable or good relationship: to be in solid with someone
- Informal healthful and filling: a solid meal
- ☆ Slang very good; excellent: a solid dance band
- Printing set without spaces between the lines of type
Origin of solidMiddle English solide ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin solidus ; from sollus, whole: see solemn
- a substance that is solid, not a liquid or gas
- an object or figure having or represented as having length, breadth, and thickness
- a. Of definite shape and volume; not liquid or gaseous: It was so cold the water in the bucket became solid.b. Mathematics Of or relating to three-dimensional geometric figures or bodies.c. Firm or compact in substance: The floor was solid and would not give way.
- a. Not hollowed out: a solid block of wood.b. Being the same substance or color throughout: solid gold.c. Having no gaps or breaks; continuous: a solid line of people; worked for a solid week.d. Acting together; unanimous: a solid voting bloc.e. Written without a hyphen or space. For example, the word software is a solid compound.f. Printing Having no leads between the lines.
- a. Of good quality: off to a solid start.b. Substantial; hearty: a solid meal.c. Sound; reliable: solid facts.d. Financially sound: a solid business.e. Upstanding or dependable: a solid citizen.f. Slang Excellent; first-rate.
- A substance having a definite shape and volume; one that is neither liquid nor gaseous.
- Mathematics A geometric figure having three dimensions.
- Without a break or opening; completely or continuously: The theater was booked solid for a month.
- As a whole; unanimously: The committee voted solid for the challenger.
Origin of solidMiddle English solide, from Old French, from Latin solidus; see sol- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more solid, superlative most solid)
- In the state of a solid; not fluid.
- Large, massive.
- Lacking holes or hollows; as solid gold, solid chocolate.
- Strong or unyielding.
- a solid foundation
- (slang) Excellent, of high quality, or reliable.
- That's a solid plan.
- Radiohead's on tour! Have you heard their latest album yet? It's quite solid.
- I don't think Dave would have done that. He's a solid dude.
- Hearty; filling.
- a solid meal
- Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial; not frivolous or fallacious.
- Sound; not weakly.
- a solid constitution of body
- (typography) Written as one word, without spaces or hyphens.
- American English writes many words as solid that British English hyphenates.
- (printing, dated) Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.
- (US, politics, slang) United; without division; unanimous.
- The delegation is solid for a candidate.
- Of a single color throughout.
- John painted the walls solid white.
- He wore a solid shirt with floral pants.
- (dated) Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic.
- A solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.
- (chemistry) A substance in the fundamental state of matter that retains its size and shape without need of a container (as opposed to a liquid or gas).
- (geometry) A three-dimensional figure (as opposed to a surface, an area, or a curve).
- (informal) A Favor.
- Please do me a solid: lend me your car for one week.
- I owe him, he did me a solid last year.
- An article of clothing which is of a single color throughout.
- I prefer solids over paisleys.
- (in the plural) Food which is not liquid-based.
- The doctor said I can't eat any solids four hours before the operation.
(comparative more solid, superlative most solid)
- (not comparable, typography) Without spaces or hyphens.
- Many long-established compounds are set solid.
- (programming, object-oriented) Acronym of Single responsibility, Open-closed, Liskov substitution, Interface segregation and Dependency inversion. (When followed, the created system will be more likely easy to maintain, and extend over time.)
- Single responsibility principle
- Open/closed principle
- Liskov substitution principle
- Interface segregation principle
- Dependency inversion principle