a union of interests or purposes or sympathies among members of a group
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.
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.
A political movement begun in the labor unions of Poland that contributed to the fall of Communism in that country.
an entire union or consolidation of interests and responsibilities; fellowship; community
Origin: [F. solidarit, fr. solide. See Solid.]
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
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'solidarity' in Nouns Frequency: #2825
The numerical value of solidarity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of solidarity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Now is the time for allied solidarity.
I am in solidarity with the Syrian people.
If countries are in trouble, we show solidarity.
We [Jews] have no other means of self-defense than our solidarity
Europe must show it is a continent of values, a continent of solidarity.
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Translations for solidarity
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- Solidarität, UnterstützungGerman
- solidaarisuus, tukiFinnish
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