noun, plural sol·i·dar·i·ties.
- solid south,
- solid-state physics,
Origin of solidarity
Examples from the Web for solidarity
Newspapers around Europe have also done so in solidarity with the slain.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The world should stand in solidarity with him and the many other victims of the Assad regime.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it will take more than superficial solidarity to dismantle those structures and the ideologies that birthed them.
The culture of solidarity for teachers as workers prevented acknowledging some teachers as more accomplished than others.
Several people were arrested, including two young Hungarians who came to express their solidarity.
The insidious revolt led by Buck had destroyed the solidarity of the team.The Call of the Wild|Jack London
The sense of solidarity and the idealism which the German has found in his military discipline we must express in some other way.The Psychology of Nations|G.E. Partridge
Blue ribbons appeared on many Websites as an expression of solidarity.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
The result was a defeat, their numbers being reduced from 35 to 19; but a signal triumph was won for solidarity.
The solidarity of the keep made it impregnable against the siege operations of the day.A Handbook of Pictorial History|Henry W. Donald
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for Solidarity
1841, from French solidarité "communion of interests and responsibilities, mutual responsibility," a coinage of the "Encyclopédie" (1765), from solidaire "interdependent, complete, entire," from solide (see solid (adj.)). With a capital S-, the name of an independent trade union movement in Poland, formed September 1980, from Polish Solidarność.
A labor union in Poland, independent of the government and of the Polish Communist party, that grew to a membership of several million in the early 1980s. Led by Lech Walesa, Solidarity pushed for many reforms and played a major part in the ouster of communism in Poland and its replacement by a multiparty, democratic government. The movement's influence began to decline in the 1990s.