What does solidarity mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solidarity(noun)

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


  1. solidarity(Noun)

    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. solidarity(Noun)

    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. Solidarity(ProperNoun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solidarity(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [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, interest, purpose and focus to created sustainable solutions for the shared prosperity of everyone on planet earth.

    Solidarity is vital with every country around the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

British National Corpus

  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. European Council:

    This is another G7 summit which will be a difficult test of unity and solidarity of the free world and its leaders, this may be the last moment to restore our political community.

  2. Briahna Joy Gray:

    The goal of The Sanders campaign is to build a multi-racial, multi-generational movement that is large enough to defeat Donald Trump and the powerful special interests whose greed and corruption is the root cause of the outrageous inequality in America, sharing a big tent requires including those who do not share every one of our beliefs, while always making clear that we will never compromise our values. The truth is that by standing together in solidarity, we share the values of love and respect that will move us in the direction of a more humane, more equal world.

  3. Karim Makdisi:

    There's a lot of unknowns. We've moved from a phase of celebration where people were coming together and showing solidarity in one where we don't know whats going to happen, there's an official split in the street right now.

  4. Andrew Norton:

    Solidarity matters for resilience, and extreme inequality undermines that, whether gender or otherwise.

  5. Dustin Craun:

    It is disturbing enough that some sick individual would attempt to burn a house of worship to the ground, but referencing the slayings in New Zealand is beyond the pale, while the majority of humanity has responded to the tragedy to draw closer to one another and refute hatred, a violent and hate-filled minority seeks further divisions. We are grateful that someone was inside the mosque and was able to act quickly to put the fire out. We ask anyone with information to come forward and contact the Escondido Police Department. We stand in solidarity with our community members who attend the Islamic Center of Escondido.

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