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 solidly
Among the 12 seats that Republicans took from the Democrats, half were located in solidly suburban areas.
But in solidly Democratic Oregon, the political fallout from this revelation is likely to be limited.Oregon First Lady Married for Cash, but Don’t Expect Prosecution|Tim Mak|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With the Iron Curtain solidly drawn around it, Estonia was struggling to make tourism ends meet in the decades after World War II.The KGB Welcomes You to Estonia’s Hotel Viru. Please Mind the Hidden Bugs|Nina Strochlic|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But then the tall, solidly built former paratrooper has been the least talkative of the separatists.
Post 2010, the once-purplish second district was redrawn to be solidly red.
Redbird thought about how good it was to have her man filling her solidly, giving her delicious feelings as he moved in and out.Shaman|Robert Shea
They are alive; and walk as softly as Count Fosco, but as solidly.The Victorian Age in Literature|G. K. Chesterton
The workers of Berlin are solidly Socialistic, which means very largely anti-clerical.The War and the Churches|Joseph McCabe
It was solidly packed with another throng of soldiers in the gray-green of the enemy.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
"The far Northwest is for you solidly, Jimmy," said the big man, with a joyous smile.The Candidate|Joseph Alexander Altsheler
- 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.