What does solidarity mean?

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. Lucia Ricoveri:

    Argentina has always been a country full of life, a country of family and solidarity.

  2. Heather Nauert:

    The United States is considering a range of options to respond to Russia’s outrageous actions in the U.K., both to demonstrate our solidarity with our ally and to hold Russia accountable for its clear breach of international norms and agreements.

  3. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker:

    The message that the European institutions will give help and solidarity with particular rates, in order to over come this very bad situation at the social level.

  4. Hasan Yilmaz:

    There was deep solidarity, coordination and social activity among the people who lived there, that old spirit has gone.

  5. Stanley Greenberg:

    I think you are talking about realignment levels of gains among college-educated women here that are also associated with a big disruptive political event that is changing consciousness, clearly there is a building solidarity in their communities about what is happening. And they are talking about their values in ways that they didn't easily talk about them( before) -- they talked about the way Trump treated people, tolerance, about bringing out conflict between different groups. There are so many ways in which Donald Trump presidency has led college white women to understand their shared values and Donald Trump presidency is producing big electoral numbers.

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