solid

[ sol-id ]
/ ˈsɒl ɪd /

adjective, sol·id·er, sol·id·est.

noun

a body or object having three dimensions (length, breadth, and thickness).
a solid substance or body; a substance exhibiting rigidity.

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Idioms for solid

    do (someone) a solid, Informal. to help out, be supportive, or do a favor for: Do him a solid and second his nomination.

Origin of solid

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English solide, from Old French solide, from Latin solidus “dense, compact”

synonym study for solid

5. See firm1.

OTHER WORDS FROM solid

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH solid

solid , stolid.
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British Dictionary definitions for solid

solid
/ (ˈsɒlɪd) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of solid

solidity (səˈlɪdɪtɪ), nounsolidly, adverbsolidness, noun

Word Origin for solid

C14: from Old French solide, from Latin solidus firm; related to Latin sollus whole
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Medical definitions for solid

solid
[ sŏlĭd ]

adj.

Of definite shape and volume; not liquid or gaseous.
Firm or compact in substance.
Having no internal cavity or hollow.

n.

A solid substance, body, or tissue.
Food that is relatively firm in substance or that must be chewed before swallowing.
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Scientific definitions for solid

solid
[ sŏlĭd ]

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

solid

A phase of matter characterized by the tight locking of atoms into rigid structures that resist deforming by outside forces.

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