having three dimensions (length, breadth, and thickness), as a geometrical body or figure.
of or relating to bodies or figures of three dimensions.
having the interior completely filled up, free from cavities, or not hollow: a solid piece of chocolate.
without openings or breaks: a solid wall.
firm, hard, or compact in substance: solid ground.
having relative firmness, coherence of particles, or persistence of form, as matter that is not liquid or gaseous: solid particles suspended in a liquid.
pertaining to such matter: Water in a solid state is ice.
dense, thick, or heavy in nature or appearance: solid masses of cloud.
not flimsy, slight, or light, as buildings, furniture, fabrics, or food; substantial.
of a substantial character; not superficial, trifling, or frivolous: a solid work of scientific scholarship.
without separation or division; continuous: a solid row of buildings.
whole or entire: one solid hour.
forming the whole; consisting entirely of one substance or material: solid gold.
uniform in tone or shades, as a color: a solid blue dress.
real or genuine: solid comfort.
sound or reliable, as reasons or arguments: solid facts.
sober-minded; fully reliable or sensible: a solid citizen.
financially sound or strong: Our company is solid.
cubic: A solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.
written without a hyphen, as a compound word.
having the lines not separated by leads, or having few open spaces, as type or printing.
thorough, vigorous, great, big, etc. (with emphatic force, often after good): a good solid blow.
firmly united or consolidated: a solid combination.
united or unanimous in opinion, policy, etc.
on a friendly, favorable, or advantageous footing (often preceded by in): He was in solid with her parents.
Slang. excellent, especially musically.
a body or object having three dimensions (length, breadth, and thickness).
a solid substance or body; a substance exhibiting rigidity.
Idioms about solid
do (someone) a solid, Informal. to help out, be supportive, or do a favor for: Do him a solid and second his nomination.
- sol·id·ly, adverb
- sol·id·ness, noun
- half-solid, adjective
- non·sol·id, adjective, noun
- non·sol·id·ly, adverb
- sub·sol·id, noun
- trans·sol·id, adjective
- un·sol·id, adjective
- un·sol·id·ly, adverb
- un·sol·id·ness, noun
- solid , stolid
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How to use solid in a sentence
They are essentially solid aluminum discs that bolt onto each of your hubs.
Those minerals might serve as nucleation points — making the bottled water freeze into a solid block of ice as soon as it gets cold enough to freeze.
They are so solid everywhere that they’d be better off with a game manager.We Knew A Football Team Would Win In Week 1. But Maybe Not ‘Football Team.’ | Sara Ziegler (firstname.lastname@example.org) | September 14, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
We knew it would be a couple of years of solid, thorough and cohesive investment.After reaching profitability in 2019, Politico EU aims for 10% revenue growth this year | Lucinda Southern | September 11, 2020 | Digiday
The device, which Microsoft calls “the world’s most powerful console,” will support 4K graphics and feature a solid-state drive, allowing for faster loading times than previous video-game hardware.It’s official: The Xbox Series X will launch in November | radmarya | September 9, 2020 | Fortune
“This will take a lot of solid negotiating,” says Mark Schneider of the International Crisis Group.
By nightfall, I had showered, eaten some soup that a friend brought me, and I slept in my room for 12 solid hours.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything | Liz Seccuro | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So there is nothing wrong with using the charms of, say, Parks and Recreation, to create some solid bonding time.
But I'm pretty solid in the knowing that he's disgusted by that.The Chris Brown vs. Drake Feud Continues: Brown Claims Ex GF Karrueche Tran Cheated with Drizzy | Marlow Stern | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now, the Memphis congressman is one of only a handful of white Southerners in his caucus and the once solid South is deep red.
When it cleared, the valley was a solid expanse of white, and the stars shone out as if in an Arctic sky.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
I hope the French Government will recognize this dashing stroke of d'Amade's by something more solid than a thank you.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
But it was neither his talents as a diplomatist, nor his remarkable mind, nor his solid erudition, which made Nicot immortal.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Black Sheep was sent to the drawing-room and charged into a solid tea-table laden with china.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
In my house there has never been sufficient food for a solid meal, and I have not land enough even for an insect to rest upon.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
British Dictionary definitions for solid
consisting of matter all through
of the same substance all through: solid rock
sound; proved or provable: solid facts
reliable or sensible; upstanding: a solid citizen
firm, strong, compact, or substantial: a solid table; solid ground
(of a meal or food) substantial
(often postpositive) without interruption or respite; continuous: solid bombardment
financially sound or solvent: a solid institution
strongly linked or consolidated: a solid relationship
geometry having or relating to three dimensions: a solid figure; solid geometry
(of a word composed of two or more other words or elements) written or printed as a single word without a hyphen
printing with no space or leads between lines of type
solid for unanimously in favour of
(of a writer, work, performance, etc) adequate; sensible
of or having a single uniform colour or tone
NZ informal excessive; unreasonably strict
a closed surface in three-dimensional space
such a surface together with the volume enclosed by it
a solid substance, such as wood, iron, or diamond
(plural) solid food, as opposed to liquid
- solidity (səˈlɪdɪtɪ), noun
- solidly, adverb
- solidness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for solid
Physics One of four main states of matter, in which the molecules vibrate about fixed positions and cannot migrate to other positions in the substance. Unlike a gas or liquid, a solid has a fixed shape, and unlike a gas, a solid has a fixed volume. In most solids (with exceptions such as glass), the molecules are arranged in crystal lattices of various sizes.
Mathematics A geometric figure that has three dimensions.
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Cultural definitions for solid
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