- 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.
- 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: Middle 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
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adjective sol·id·er, sol·id·est
- a. Of definite shape and volume; not liquid or gaseous.b. Firm or compact in substance.
- Not hollowed out: a solid block of wood.
- Being the same substance or color throughout: solid gold.
- Mathematics Of or relating to three-dimensional geometric figures or bodies.
- Having no gaps or breaks; continuous: a solid line of people.
- Of good quality and substance: a solid foundation.
- Substantial; hearty: a solid meal.
- Sound; reliable: solid facts.
- Financially sound.
- Upstanding and dependable: a solid citizen.
- Written without a hyphen or space. For example, the word software is a solid compound.
- Printing Having no leads between the lines.
- Acting together; unanimous: a solid voting bloc.
- 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.
- As a whole; unanimously: The committee voted solid for the challenger.
- Without a break or opening; completely or continuously: The theater was booked solid for a month.
Origin: Middle English solide, from Old French, from Latin solidus; see sol- in Indo-European roots.
- solˈid·ly adverb
- solˈid·ness noun
solid - Cultural Definition
solid - Medical Definition
- Of definite shape and volume; not liquid or gaseous.
- Firm or compact in substance.
- Having no internal cavity or hollow.
- A solid substance, body, or tissue.
- Food that is relatively firm in substance or that must be chewed before swallowing.
solid - Science Definition
- Physics One of four main states of matter, in which the molecules vibrate about fixed positions and cannot migrate to other positions in the substance. Unlike a gas or liquid, a solid has a fixed shape, and unlike a gas, a solid has a fixed volume. In most solids (with exceptions such as glass), the molecules are arranged in crystal lattices of various sizes.
- Mathematics A geometric figure that has three dimensions.
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