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solid

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adjective sol·id \ˈsä-ləd\

Simple Definition of solid

  • : firm or hard : not having the form of a gas or liquid

  • : having no space inside : not hollow

  • : made entirely from the specified material

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of solid

  1. 1a :  being without an internal cavity <a solid ball of rubber>b (1) :  printed with minimum space between lines (2) :  joined without a hyphen <a solid compound>c :  not interrupted by a break or opening <a solid wall>

  2. 2 :  having, involving, or dealing with three dimensions or with solids <a solid configuration>

  3. 3a :  of uniformly close and coherent texture :  not loose or spongy :  compactb :  possessing or characterized by the properties of a solid :  neither gaseous nor liquid <solid waste>

  4. 4 :  of good substantial quality or kind <solid comfort>: asa :  sound <solid reasons>b :  made firmly and well <solid furniture> c :  reliable <a solid performer>

  5. 5a :  having no break or interruption <waited three solid hours>b :  unanimous <had the solid support of the party>c :  intimately friendly or associated <solid with the boss>

  6. 6a :  prudent; also :  well established financiallyb :  serious in purpose or character

  7. 7 :  of one substance or character: asa :  entirely of one metal or containing the minimum of alloy necessary to impart hardness <solid gold>b :  of a single color

solidly

adverb

solidness

noun

Examples of solid in a sentence

  1. Concrete is a solid material.

  2. When ice melts, it passes from a solid to a liquid form.

  3. I was on a liquid diet when I was sick because I couldn't digest solid food.

  4. I was glad to get off the plane and back on solid ground.

  5. The pond was frozen solid.

  6. The ring is solid gold.

  7. a chunk of solid marble

  8. I prefer solid colors like blue or green instead of plaids and stripes.



Origin and Etymology of solid

Middle English solide, from Middle French, from Latin solidus; akin to Greek holos whole — more at safe


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Chemical Engineering Terms


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solid

noun sol·id

Simple Definition of solid

  • : a solid substance : a substance that is not a gas or a liquid

  • geometry : an object that has length, width, and height : a three-dimensional object

  • solids : foods that are not liquid

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of solid

  1. 1 :  a geometrical figure or element (as a cube or sphere) having three dimensions — see volume table

  2. 2a :  a substance that does not flow perceptibly under moderate stress, has a definite capacity for resisting forces (as compression or tension) which tend to deform it, and under ordinary conditions retains a definite size and shapeb :  the part of a solution or suspension that when freed from solvent or suspending medium has the qualities of a solid —usually used in plural <milk solids>

  3. 3 :  something that is solid: asa :  a solid colorb :  a compound word whose members are joined together without a hyphen

Examples of solid in a sentence

  1. She couldn't eat solids after the surgery.



15th Century

First Known Use of solid

15th century

Other Chemical Engineering Terms


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solid

adverb sol·id

Definition of solid

  1. :  in a solid manner; also :  unanimously



1651

First Known Use of solid

1651

Rhymes with solid



SOLID Defined for Kids

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solid

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adjective sol·id \ˈsä-ləd\

Definition of solid for Students

  1. 1 :  not hollow <a solid ball of rubber>

  2. 2 :  not loose or spongy :  compact <a solid mass of rock>

  3. 3 :  neither liquid nor gaseous <The water turned to solid ice.>

  4. 4 :  made firmly and well <a solid chair>

  5. 5 :  being without a break, interruption, or change <a solid yellow line> <I practiced for a solid hour.>

  6. 6 :  unanimous 1 <The candidate had the solid support of her party.>

  7. 7 :  reliable, dependable <a solid citizen> <solid advice>

  8. 8 :  of one material, kind, or color <solid gold>

solidly

adverb <The logs fitted solidly together at the corners. — Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie>



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noun sol·id

Definition of solid for Students

  1. 1 :  something (as a cube) that has length, width, and thickness

  2. 2 :  a substance that keeps its size and shape :  a solid substance




Medical Dictionary

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solid

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adjective sol·id \ˈsäl-əd\

Medical Definition of solid

  1. 1:  being without an internal cavity :  not hollow <solid tumors>

  2. 2:  possessing or characterized by the properties of a solid :  neither gaseous nor liquid

  3. 3of immunity :  capable of resisting severe challenge

solidly

adverb



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solid

noun sol·id

Medical Definition of solid

  1. 1:  a substance that does not flow perceptibly under moderate stress, has a definite capacity for resisting forces (as compression or tension) which tend to deform it, and under ordinary conditions retains a definite size and shape

  2. 2:  the part of a solution or suspension that when freed from solvent or suspending medium has the qualities of a solid—usually used in plural <milk solids>





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