solidity

[suh-lid-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the state, property, or quality of being solid.
  2. firmness and strength; substantialness: an argument with little solidity.
  3. strength of mind, character, finances, etc.
  4. Obsolete. the amount of space occupied by a solid body; volume.

Origin of solidity

1525–35; < Latin soliditās, equivalent to solid(us) solid + -itās -ity
Related formsun·so·lid·i·ty, noun
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Contemporary Examples of solidity

Historical Examples of solidity

  • Its hardness, solidity, and actuality could not be gainsaid.

  • Now, it is this sense of the solidity of things that can only be uttered by the metaphor of eating.

    Alarms and Discursions

    G. K. Chesterton

  • Also, it looked as solid as the earth, but was without any solidity at all.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • He went over it carefully, to assure himself of its solidity.

    The Flood

    Emile Zola

  • He tapped the end of the boat with his foot to make sure of its solidity.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola


Word Origin and History for solidity
n.

late 14c., from Middle French solidité or directly from Latin soliditatem (nominative soliditas), from solidus (see solid (adj.)).

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