Solid meaning

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Solid means something that is not a liquid or a gas.

An example of a solid is an ice cube.

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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.

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A substance having a definite shape and volume; one that is neither liquid nor gaseous.
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A geometric figure having three dimensions.
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Firm or dependable.

A solid friendship.

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Having a firmly favorable or good relationship.

To be in solid with someone.

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Without a break or opening; completely or continuously.

The theater was booked solid for a month.

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As a whole; unanimously.

The committee voted solid for the challenger.

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Tending to keep its form rather than to flow or spread out like a liquid or gas; relatively firm or compact.
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Filled with matter throughout; not hollow.
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Serious; not superficial or trivial.

Solid scholarship.

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Complete, thoroughgoing, or genuine.

Solid satisfaction.

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Characterized by no pauses or interruptions.

To talk for a solid hour.

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Characterized by or showing complete unity; unanimous.

A solid vote.

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Thick or dense in appearance or texture.

A solid fog.

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Healthful and filling.

A solid meal.

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Very good; excellent.

A solid dance band.

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Set without spaces between the lines of type.
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A substance that is solid, not a liquid or gas.
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An object or figure having or represented as having length, breadth, and thickness.
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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.
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A geometric figure that has three dimensions.
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In the state of a solid; not fluid.
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Lacking holes or hollows; as solid gold, solid chocolate.
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A solid foundation.

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(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.

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Hearty; filling.

A solid meal.

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Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial; not frivolous or fallacious.
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Sound; not weakly.

A solid constitution of body.

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(typography) Written as one word, without spaces or hyphens.

American English writes many words as solid that British English hyphenates.

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(printing, dated) Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.
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(US, politics, slang) United; without division; unanimous.

The delegation is solid for a candidate.

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Of a single color throughout.

John painted the walls solid white.

He wore a solid shirt with floral pants.

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(dated) Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic.

A solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.

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(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).
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(geometry) A three-dimensional figure (as opposed to a surface, an area, or a curve).
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(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.

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An article of clothing which is of a single color throughout.

I prefer solids over paisleys.

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(in the plural) Food which is not liquid-based.

The doctor said I can't eat any solids four hours before the operation.

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(not comparable, typography) Without spaces or hyphens.

Many long-established compounds are set solid.

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(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.)
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Origin of solid

  • Middle English solide from Old French from Latin solidus sol- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French solide (as an adjective), from Latin solidus (“solid").
    From Wiktionary