Definitions for solidˈsɒl ɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sol•idˈsɒl ɪd(adj.)

  1. having the interior completely filled up; not hollow:

    a piece of solid rock.

  2. having the three dimensions of length, breadth, and thickness.

    Category: Math

  3. having no openings or breaks:

    a solid wall.

  4. firm or compact in substance:

    solid ground.

  5. having relative firmness, coherence of particles, or persistence of form:

    solid particles suspended in a liquid.

    Category: Physics

  6. dense, thick, or heavy in nature or appearance:

    solid masses of cloud.

  7. firm in construction; substantial:

    solid food.

  8. without separation; continuous:

    a solid row of buildings.

  9. serious in character:

    solid scholarship.

  10. whole or entire:

    one solid hour.

  11. consisting entirely of one substance or material:

    solid gold; a solid teak shelf.

  12. uniform in tone :

    a solid blue dress.

  13. real; genuine:

    solid comfort.

  14. sound; reliable:

    solid facts.

  15. fully reliable or sensible:

    a solid citizen.

  16. financially sound:

    a solid corporation.

  17. cubic:

    A solid foot contains 1728 solid inches.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  18. written without a hyphen, as a compound word.

  19. having the lines not separated by leads, or having few open spaces, as type or printing.

    Category: Printing

  20. unanimous:

    a solid majority.

  21. on a friendly or favorable footing :

    in solid with her parents.

  22. (n.)a body or object having the three dimensions of length, breadth, and thickness.

  23. a substance whose molecules are densely packed and that is usu. characterized by rigidity and resistance to deformation.

    Category: Physics, Chemistry

  24. something that is solid.

Origin of solid:

1350–1400; ME < L solidus


Princeton's WordNet

  1. solid(noun)

    matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure

  2. 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

  3. solid(adj)

    a three-dimensional shape

  4. solid(adj)

    characterized by good substantial quality

    "solid comfort"; "a solid base hit"

  5. solid(adj)

    of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous

    "ice is water in the solid state"

  6. solid(adj)

    entirely of one substance with no holes inside

    "a solid block of wood"

  7. solid(adj)

    of one substance or character throughout

    "solid gold"; "carved out of solid rock"

  8. solid(adj)

    uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks

    "a solid line across the page"; "solid sheets of water"

  9. hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial(adj)

    providing abundant nourishment

    "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a day"

  10. solid, strong, substantial(adj)

    of good quality and condition; solidly built

    "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"

  11. firm, solid(adj)

    not soft or yielding to pressure

    "a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground"

  12. solid(adj)

    having three dimensions

    "a solid object"

  13. solid(adj)

    impenetrable for the eye

    "solid blackness"

  14. solid(adj)

    financially sound

    "the bank is solid and will survive this attack"

  15. solid(adj)

    of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial

    "work of solid scholarship"; "based on solid facts"

  16. upstanding, solid(adj)

    meriting respect or esteem

    "an upstanding member of the community"

  17. solid, self-colored, self-coloured(adj)

    of the same color throughout

    "solid color"

  18. solid, unanimous, whole(adj)

    acting together as a single undiversified whole

    "a solid voting bloc"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. solid(adjective)ˈsɒl ɪd

    reliable and able to be trusted

    a solid investment; a solid password to protect your computer; solid information you can trust

  2. solidˈsɒl ɪd

    strong, well-built, and safe

    The foundation of the house looks solid.

  3. solidˈsɒl ɪd

    (of a shape) having height, depth and width, not flat

    a solid cube

  4. solidˈsɒl ɪd

    (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.

  5. solid(noun)ˈsɒl ɪd

    a hard substance, not liquid or gas

    Is glass a liquid or a solid?

  6. solidˈsɒl ɪd

    a shape that has height, depth and width and is not flat

    ***a solid with six sides


  1. solid(Noun)

    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).

  2. solid(Noun)

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

  3. solid(Noun)

    Favor; a solid: a favor, a helpful deed; in solid: in favor.

  4. solid(Noun)

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

    I prefer solids over paisleys.

  5. solid(Noun)

    Food which is not liquid-based.

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

  6. solid(Adverb)

    Without spaces or hyphens.

    Many long-established compounds are set solid.

  7. solid(Adjective)

    In the solid state; not fluid.

  8. solid(Adjective)

    Large, massive.

  9. solid(Adjective)

    Lacking holes or hollows; as solid gold, solid chocolate.

  10. solid(Adjective)

    Strong or unyielding; as a solid foundation.

  11. solid(Adjective)

    Excellent, of high quality, or Infallible (hyperbole); a filling meal, foolproof concept, sound idea, notable work of art, or a person with integrity.

  12. solid(Adjective)

    Written as one word, without spaces or hyphens.

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

  13. solid(Adjective)

    Being of a single color throughout.

  14. Origin: From solide (as an adjective), from solidus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solid(adj)

    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

  2. Solid(adj)

    not hollow; full of matter; as, a solid globe or cone, as distinguished from a hollow one; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes, heavy

  3. Solid(adj)

    having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, a solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches

  4. Solid(adj)

    firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding; as, a solid pier; a solid pile; a solid wall

  5. Solid(adj)

    applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united and form an unbroken word; -- opposed to hyphened

  6. Solid(adj)

    fig.: Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial, as opposed to frivolous or fallacious; weighty; firm; strong; valid; just; genuine

  7. Solid(adj)

    sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body

  8. Solid(adj)

    of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem

  9. Solid(adj)

    impenetrable; resisting or excluding any other material particle or atom from any given portion of space; -- applied to the supposed ultimate particles of matter

  10. Solid(adj)

    not having the lines separated by leads; not open

  11. Solid(adj)

    united; without division; unanimous; as, the delegation is solid for a candidate

  12. Solid(noun)

    a substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid

  13. Solid(noun)

    a magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness; a part of space bounded on all sides


  1. Solid

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'solid' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2901

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'solid' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3154

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'solid' in Adjectives Frequency: #389

Anagrams of solid

  1. lidos

  2. diols

  3. idols

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.

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