Definitions for solidˈsɒl ɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
having the interior completely filled up; not hollow:
a piece of solid rock.
having the three dimensions of length, breadth, and thickness.
having no openings or breaks:
a solid wall.
firm or compact in substance:
having relative firmness, coherence of particles, or persistence of form:
solid particles suspended in a liquid.
dense, thick, or heavy in nature or appearance:
solid masses of cloud.
firm in construction; substantial:
without separation; continuous:
a solid row of buildings.
serious in character:
whole or entire:
one solid hour.
consisting entirely of one substance or material:
solid gold; a solid teak shelf.
uniform in tone :
a solid blue dress.
fully reliable or sensible:
a solid citizen.
a solid corporation.
A solid foot contains 1728 solid inches.
Category: Weights and Measures
written without a hyphen, as a compound word.
having the lines not separated by leads, or having few open spaces, as type or printing.
a solid majority.
on a friendly or favorable footing :
in solid with her parents.
(n.)a body or object having the three dimensions of length, breadth, and thickness.
a substance whose molecules are densely packed and that is usu. characterized by rigidity and resistance to deformation.
Category: Physics, Chemistry
something that is solid.
Origin of solid:
1350–1400; ME < L solidus
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
reliable and able to be trusted
a solid investment; a solid password to protect your computer; solid information you can trust
strong, well-built, and safe
The foundation of the house looks solid.
(of a shape) having height, depth and width, not flat
a solid cube
(of a color or line) continuous, unbroken
Do you prefer the solid blue curtains or the stripes?; It'll print a solid line across the page.
a hard substance, not liquid or gas
Is glass a liquid or a solid?
a shape that has height, depth and width and is not flat
***a solid with six sides
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
Translations for solid
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not easily changing shape; not in the form of liquid or gas
Water becomes solid when it freezes; solid substances.
- صُلْب، جامِدArabic
- sólidoPortuguese (BR)
- ठोस, घनीभूतHindi
- fast, i fast formNorwegian
- ډك، كلك، پنډ، جامد، نګه، بوب( لكه زر)، پوره (لكه پوره دوه ساعته) بشپړ، مكملPashto
- 固體的Chinese (Trad.)
- ٹھوس، ہموار، جامدUrdu
- thể rắnVietnamese
- 固体的Chinese (Simp.)
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