adjective, sol·id·er, sol·id·est.
Origin of solid
Synonyms for solid
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Contemporary Examples of solider
As Winter Solider concluded, S.H.I.E.L.D. had been disbanded, and the fate of its remaining “good” agents remained unclear.How ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Finally Found Its Way
May 14, 2014
Solider terrible news for conservative is that consumer confidence is at a five-year high.Weekly Jobless Claims Riddle Semi-Solved
October 12, 2012
The first rule of an EOD solider is to try and stay in your vehicle, the heavy-metal womb that protects you from explosions.The Real-Life Hurt Locker
February 2, 2010
Contact: Cell Phones for Soldiers, Any Solider, Treats for Troops 11.Don't Be a Scrooge!
The Daily Beast
December 16, 2009
“Why do you think you can buy surplus Army equipment inside the bazaar,” one solider asked me.The Taliban's Heroin Ploy
October 19, 2009
Historical Examples of solider
And so, as I say, I found a solider fact of human nature than the love of coriandoli.Italian Hours
It makes him feel like HE wasn't no solider than a ghost himself.Danny's Own Story
It was my task to create a blaze with the dry, spluttering birch-bark, and collect a stack of solider fuel to feed it with.The Recipe for Diamonds
Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
The Smell of Turpentine is a thing to bear since all its counter-things bring only solider evil.I, Mary MacLane
These were the merchants of solider character, whose dealings were with the cattlemen and homesteaders.Trail's End
George W. Ogden
- 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.