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solid

[ sol-id ]
/ ˈsɒl ɪd /
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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”
5. See firm1.
solid , stolid
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British Dictionary definitions for solid

solid
/ (ˈsɒlɪd) /

adjective

noun

solidity (səˈlɪdɪtɪ), nounsolidly, adverbsolidness, noun
C14: from Old French solide, from Latin solidus firm; related to Latin sollus whole
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

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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