matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
solid, solidness, solid state(noun)
the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
a three-dimensional shape
characterized by good substantial quality
"solid comfort"; "a solid base hit"
of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous
"ice is water in the solid state"
entirely of one substance with no holes inside
"a solid block of wood"
of one substance or character throughout
"solid gold"; "carved out of solid rock"
uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks
"a solid line across the page"; "solid sheets of water"
hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial(adj)
providing abundant nourishment
"a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a day"
solid, strong, substantial(adj)
of good quality and condition; solidly built
"a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"
not soft or yielding to pressure
"a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground"
having three dimensions
"a solid object"
impenetrable for the eye
"the bank is solid and will survive this attack"
of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial
"work of solid scholarship"; "based on solid facts"
meriting respect or esteem
"an upstanding member of the community"
solid, self-colored, self-coloured(adj)
of the same color throughout
solid, unanimous, whole(adj)
acting together as a single undiversified whole
"a solid voting bloc"
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).
A three-dimensional figure (as opposed to a surface, an area, or a curve).
Favor; a solid: a favor, a helpful deed; in solid: in favor.
An article of clothing which is of a single color throughout.
I prefer solids over paisleys.
Food which is not liquid-based.
The doctor said I can't eat any solids four hours before the operation.
Without spaces or hyphens.
Many long-established compounds are set solid.
In the solid state; not fluid.
Lacking holes or hollows; as solid gold, solid chocolate.
Strong or unyielding; as a solid foundation.
Excellent, of high quality, or Infallible (hyperbole); a filling meal, foolproof concept, sound idea, notable work of art, or a person with integrity.
Written as one word, without spaces or hyphens.
American English writes many words as solid that British English hyphenates.
Being of a single color throughout.
Origin: From solide (as an adjective), from solidus.
having the constituent parts so compact, or so firmly adhering, as to resist the impression or penetration of other bodies; having a fixed form; hard; firm; compact; -- opposed to fluid and liquid or to plastic, like clay, or to incompact, like sand
not hollow; full of matter; as, a solid globe or cone, as distinguished from a hollow one; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes, heavy
having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, a solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches
firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding; as, a solid pier; a solid pile; a solid wall
applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united and form an unbroken word; -- opposed to hyphened
fig.: Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial, as opposed to frivolous or fallacious; weighty; firm; strong; valid; just; genuine
sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body
of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem
impenetrable; resisting or excluding any other material particle or atom from any given portion of space; -- applied to the supposed ultimate particles of matter
not having the lines separated by leads; not open
united; without division; unanimous; as, the delegation is solid for a candidate
a substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid
a magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness; a part of space bounded on all sides
Solid is one of the four fundamental states of matter. It is characterized by structural rigidity and resistance to changes of shape or volume. Unlike a liquid, a solid object does not flow to take on the shape of its container, nor does it expand to fill the entire volume available to it like a gas does. The atoms in a solid are tightly bound to each other, either in a regular geometric lattice or irregularly. The branch of physics that deals with solids is called solid-state physics, and is the main branch of condensed matter physics. Materials science is primarily concerned with the physical and chemical properties of solids. Solid-state chemistry is especially concerned with the synthesis of novel materials, as well as the science of identification and chemical composition.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sol′id, adj. having the parts firmly adhering: hard: compact: full of matter: not hollow: strong: having length, breadth, and thickness (opposed to a mere surface): cubic: substantial, reliable, worthy of credit, satisfactory: weighty: of uniform undivided substance: financially sound, wealthy: unanimous, smooth, unbroken, unvaried.—n. a substance having the parts firmly adhering together: a firm, compact body—opp. to Fluid.—ns. Solidā′go, a genus of composite plants, the goldenrods; Solidare, sol′idār (Shak.), a small piece of money; Solidar′ity, the being made solid or compact: the being bound: a consolidation or oneness of interests.—adj. Sol′idary, marked by solidarity, jointly responsible.—v.t. Sol′idate, to make solid or firm.—adj. Solid′ifiable.—n. Solidificā′tion, act of making solid or hard.—v.t. Solid′ify, to make solid or compact.—v.i. to grow solid: to harden:—pa.p. solid′ified.—ns. Sol′idism, the doctrine that refers all diseases to alterations of the solid parts of the body; Sol′idist, a believer in the foregoing; Solid′ity, the state of being solid: fullness of matter: strength or firmness, moral or physical: soundness: (geom.) the solid content of a body.—adv. Sol′idly.—n. Sol′idness.—Solid colour, a colour covering the whole of an object: a uniform colour; Solid matter (print.), matter set without leads between the lines.—Be solid for (U.S.), to be hearty or unanimous in favour of; Be solid with (U.S.), to have a firm footing with. [Fr.,—L. solidus, solid.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'solid' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2901
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'solid' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3154
Rank popularity for the word 'solid' in Adjectives Frequency: #389
The numerical value of solid in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of solid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The most solid stone in the structure is the lowest one in the foundation.
Every time a strong wind blows, every sand and dust yearns for being a solid rock and every solid rock longs for flying with the wind!
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.
The pricing on Alibaba's bonds did not reflect a China risk premium in our view, and was priced more like a US credit, given the solid demand from the US investor base and hype around the IPO.
Rarely do we find men who willingly to engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
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Translations for solid
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- sòlidCatalan, Valencian
- solidní, pevný, stabilní, tuhýCzech
- grundig, fast, tæt, kompakt, grundfæstet, stof, solid, massivDanish
- Festkörper, einfarbig, massiv, fest, kompakt, solide, deftig, Körper, zusammengeschrieben, robust, bündigGerman
- στερεό, γερός, στερεός, συμπαγής, ατόφιοςGreek
- sólido, masivo, cuerpoSpanish
- جامد, صلبPersian
- kiinteä, kiinteä aine, kiintoaine, täyttävä, vankka, tukeva, jyhkeä, jykevä, tanakka, vakaa, eheä, massiivinen, kappale, yhteenkirjoitettu, pitävä, täysi, aukoton, yksivärinenFinnish
- solide, plein, pleine, massifFrench
- soladach, soladIrish
- מוצק, אטוםHebrew
- կարծր, պինդ, երկրաչափական մարմինArmenian
- padat, kokohIndonesian
- massiccio, solido, compatto, tinta unita, tinta unicaItalian
- 固体, 堅実な, 詰まった, 確実な, ソリッドなJapanese
- 틀림없다, 굳다, 고체, 固体, 굳세다, 단단하다, 입체, 立体Korean
- totoka, tūmārōMāori
- pejal, kukuh, pepejalMalay
- solide, egaal, massief, vast, zwaar, effen, gegrond, stevig, aaneengeschreven, steekhoudendDutch
- solid, kompakt, kraftig, massiv, fastNorwegian
- solidny, ciało stałe, masywny, rzetelny, sycący, stały, bryłaPolish
- sólido, sólidaPortuguese
- solid, plin, temeinic, masiv, compactRomanian
- сытный, массивный, твёрдый, твёрдое тело, сплошной, солидный, крупный, цельный, крепкий, пишущийся слитно, монолитный, тело, прочный, геометрическое тело, одноцветныйRussian
- krupno, čvrsto, kršno, tvrdoSerbo-Croatian
- pevný, pevná látka, telesoSlovak
- gedigen, solid, massiv, kropp, fast, mättande, fast form, fast ämneSwedish
- పేద్ద, దిట్టము, ఘన పదార్ధం, ఘనTelugu
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