adjective, sol·id·er, sol·id·est.
Origin of solid
Synonyms for solid
Antonyms for solid
Related Words for solidlyheavily, fully, vigorously, firmly, greatly, steadily, heartily, energetically, resolutely, robustly, staunchly, actively, solidly, exhaustively, extensively, exclusively, competently, effectively, thoroughly, comprehensively
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Contemporary Examples of solidly
Among the 12 seats that Republicans took from the Democrats, half were located in solidly suburban areas.The Progressives’ War on Suburbia
November 16, 2014
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
October 11, 2014
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
July 31, 2014
But then the tall, solidly built former paratrooper has been the least talkative of the separatists.Inside Putin's Rigged Ukraine Election
May 12, 2014
Post 2010, the once-purplish second district was redrawn to be solidly red.Can B-List Hollywood Stars Shine in Washington?
February 6, 2014
Historical Examples of solidly
And solidly the wall of devils was creeping up from every side.
All was well and solidly laid, too, and the inner face was smooth enough.Two Arrows
William O. Stoddard
Moreover, though they evaporated at once, solidly they would return.The Paliser case
They were confident and resolute men, energetically and solidly constituted.The English at the North Pole
The heavy and solidly packed snow of the winter had stove them in.A Negro Explorer at the North Pole
Matthew A. Henson
- 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.