adjective, sol·id·er, sol·id·est.
- solicitor general,
- solid angle,
- solid fuel,
- solid geometry,
- solid injection,
- solid of revolution
Origin of solid
Examples from the Web for solid
“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|DAILY BEAST
So there is nothing wrong with using the charms of, say, Parks and Recreation, to create some solid bonding time.
True, a solid majority backs the Democratic position on the substance.
His approach on marriage, combined with solid conservative credentials, could offer up a model of the future of the GOP.
Then I was conducted to the boilers, a row of ten, sunk underground in the solid rock, below the level of the shrubbery.A Month in Yorkshire|Walter White
Of a simple and solid edifice, it is not easy, however, to circumscribe the duration.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
Infantry, cavalry and artillery crossed the creek and the ridges and formed in a solid line which nothing could resist.The Scouts of Stonewall|Joseph A. Altsheler
But not upon the path, nor upon the solid surface of these Bermuda rocks!The White Invaders|Raymond King Cummings
It is quite impossible for me to decide if, by digging straight down, I shall come to a hollow cell or to a solid wall.The Mason-bees|J. Henri Fabre
- 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.