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Definitions for Solidarity
ˌsɒl ɪˈdær ɪ tisol·i·dar·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solidaritynoun

    a union of interests or purposes or sympathies among members of a group


  1. solidaritynoun

    A bond of unity between individuals, united around a common goal or against a common enemy, such as the unifying principle that defines the labor movement.

    A long time union member himself, Phil showed solidarity with the picketing grocery store workers by shopping at a competing, unionized store.

  2. solidaritynoun

    Willingness to give psychological and/or material support when another person is in a difficult position or needs affection.

    Only the solidarity provided by her siblings allowed Margret to cope with her mother's harrowing death.

  3. Solidaritynoun

    A political movement begun in the labor unions of Poland that contributed to the fall of Communism in that country.


  1. solidarity

    Solidarity is a principle of unity and mutual support within a group or community, driven by shared interests, objectives, standards, or sympathies. It often involves members of the group acting together to achieve common goals, leading to a sense of interdependence and belonging. The term is widely used in social and political contexts, symbolizing cooperation and collective action for shared causes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solidaritynoun

    an entire union or consolidation of interests and responsibilities; fellowship; community

  2. Etymology: [F. solidarit, fr. solide. See Solid.]


  1. Solidarity

    Solidarity is a Polish trade union federation that emerged on 31 August 1980 at the Gdańsk Shipyard under the leadership of Lech Wałęsa. It was the first non–communist party-controlled trade union in a Warsaw Pact country. Solidarity reached 9.5 million members before its September 1981 Congress that constituted 1/3 of the total working age population of Poland. In its clandestine years, the United States provided significant financial support for Solidarity, estimated to be as much as 50 million US dollars. In the 1980s, Solidarity was a broad anti-bureaucratic social movement, using the methods of civil resistance to advance the causes of workers' rights and social change. The government attempted to destroy the union during the period of martial law in the early 1980s and several years of political repression, but in the end it was forced to negotiate with the union. The Round Table Talks between the government and the Solidarity-led opposition led to semi-free elections in 1989. By the end of August a Solidarity-led coalition government was formed and in December 1990 Wałęsa was elected President of Poland. Since then it has become a more traditional, liberal trade union. 30 years after emerging its membership dropped to between just over 400,000 and 680,000.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Solidarity

    community of interest or responsibility; also that community of being which binds humanity into one whole, so that each affects and is affected by all.

Editors Contribution

  1. solidarity

    Unity of passion, purpose and focus to create just, fair, transparent, ethical and moral sustainable solutions for the optimum health, right to life, human rights and shared prosperity of everyone on planet earth.

    We see the solidarity being displayed in every country of the world as we share together.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Solidarity' in Nouns Frequency: #2825

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Solidarity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Solidarity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Solidarity in a Sentence

  1. Corrections Secretary-designee Kevin A. Carr:

    Tracey Smith courageously served Wisconsin communities for 23 years as a member of the DOC, and Tracey Smith contributions to the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility( MSDF) will be felt long after Tracey Smith passing, today, I want to express my sincere condolences and stand in solidarity with Sgt. Smith's family, friends and co-workers.

  2. French President Francois Hollande:

    The sanctions exist, so these countries will be putting themselves in a situation where what they are receiving from Europe could be suspended. You cannot ask Europe for support and refuse when Europe asks for solidarity.

  3. Valerie Amos:

    I am heartened and encouraged by the generosity and solidarity shown to date, but I am also conscious of the urgent need to provide emergency shelter and basic goods and services to people affected as the monsoon season approaches. So many people have lost everything.

  4. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic:

    European solidarity does not exist, that was a fairy taleon paper. I believe in my brother and friend Xi Jinping, and I believe in Chinese help.

  5. President Obama:

    We stand in solidarity with( France) in hunting down the perpetrators of this crime and bringing them to justice.

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