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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solidaritynoun

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

    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. Jake Sullivan:

    Vladimir Putin gets to hear from Trip AbroadPresident Biden as well, so that Vladimir Putin will go into Geneva with the full support and solidarity of all of our NATO allies.

  2. Stephen Kramer:

    The fight against anti-Semitism cannot be limited to statements of solidarity and reminders issued in commemorative addresses, rather it must manifest itself in concrete political action.

  3. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo:

    We aim to highlight the unity and the solidarity of a cosmopolitan city, which I am sure will be one of the key strengths to win.

  4. Emmanuel Macron:

    Last autumn, I called for the sharing of the doses ordered by our countries, to ensure both solidarity and health security, with the European vaccine sharing mechanism via the COVAX initiative that France is inaugurating, we are in concrete solidarity in the fight against the virus, which does not care about borders. Today I call on all my colleagues to join this momentum and make a commitment at Vax Live.

  5. Helene Duguet:

    Donating sperm is an intimate action of solidarity, the first step is to inform people that these donations are possible and can help people to form families. The idea is to encourage donors for years to come.

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