adjective, sol·id·er, sol·id·est.
Origin of solid
Synonyms for solid
Antonyms for solid
Related Words for solidsturdy, tight, strong, substantial, stable, steady, real, satisfactory, good, genuine, decent, satisfying, serious, sound, heavy, set, compact, material, hulk, firm
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Contemporary Examples of solid
“This will take a lot of solid negotiating,” says Mark Schneider of the International Crisis Group.Meet America’s Next Ambassador to Cuba
December 18, 2014
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
December 16, 2014
So there is nothing wrong with using the charms of, say, Parks and Recreation, to create some solid bonding time.Binge Watching is the New Bonding Time
The Daily Beast
December 10, 2014
Now, the Memphis congressman is one of only a handful of white Southerners in his caucus and the once Solid South is deep red.Southern Dems Won’t Rise Again
December 5, 2014
True, a solid majority backs the Democratic position on the substance.Staving Off a Democratic Civil War
December 2, 2014
Historical Examples of solid
At first the solid blackness seemed to lay a weight on their foreheads.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
But it is in the direction of Turkey that all the solid advances are made.
There she always finishes her hostility by making some solid acquisition.
The bridge was tremulous beneath me, and marked the tremor of the solid earth.Other Tales and Sketches
But these are mere conjectures without any solid foundation.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
- a closed surface in three-dimensional space
- such a surface together with the volume enclosed by it
Word Origin for solid
late 14c., "not empty or hollow," from Old French solide "firm, dense, compact," from Latin solidus "firm, whole, undivided, entire," figuratively "sound, trustworthy, genuine," from PIE *sol-ido-, suffixed form of root *sol- "whole" (cf. Greek holos "whole," Latin salus "health," salvus "safe;" see safe (adj.)).
Meaning "firm, hard, compact" is from 1530s. Meaning "entirely of the same stuff" is from 1710. Of qualities, "well-established, considerable" c.1600. As a mere intensifier, 1830. Slang sense of "wonderful, remarkable" first attested 1920 among jazz musicians. As an adverb, "solidly, completely," 1650s. Solid South in U.S. political history is attested from 1858. Solid state as a term in physics is recorded from 1953; meaning "employing solid transistors (as opposed to vacuum tubes)" is from 1959. Related: Solidly.