sol·​i·​dar·​i·​ty ˌsä-lə-ˈder-ə-tē How to pronounce solidarity (audio)
: unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards

Examples of solidarity in a Sentence

The vote was a show of solidarity.
Recent Examples on the Web By hiring Sam Altman and Greg Brockman (a co-founder and president of OpenAI who resigned from OpenAI in solidarity with Altman), offering to hire more OpenAI staff, and still planning to collaborate with OpenAI, Satya Nadella hedged his bets. Ann Skeet, Fortune, 27 Nov. 2023 Nearly all of OpenAI’s 800 employees have threatened to follow Mr. Altman to Microsoft, which asked him to lead an A.I. lab with Greg Brockman, who quit his roles as OpenAI’s president and board chairman in solidarity with Mr. Altman. Mike Isaac, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Greg Brockman, like Altman an OpenAI cofounder, was removed from his post as chair of the board and quit the company in solidarity with Altman several hours later. Will Knight, WIRED, 21 Nov. 2023 Tuesday’s attacks brought to at least 15 the number of Lebanese civilians killed in the past six weeks, marking one of the bloodiest days on the Lebanese side of the border since the conflict began on Oct. 8, with Hezbollah firing shells at Israeli troops in a gesture of solidarity with Hamas. Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 Phil Oh Photographed by Phil Oh A Family Affair Think of matching looks as a show of solidarity. Irene Kim, Vogue, 20 Nov. 2023 If the winner is committed to the continuation of transatlantic solidarity and further efforts to ensure Ukraine’s security and sovereignty, Putin would have little reason to presume that time is on Russia’s side. Richard Haass and Charles Kupchan, Foreign Affairs, 17 Nov. 2023 The accusations that Biden fired then at Vladimir Putin have been ricocheting back, damaging both his own moral authority and international solidarity with Ukraine. Fintan O’Toole, The New York Review of Books, 14 Nov. 2023 Dasa showed the shoe in an act of solidarity with Israelis who are being held captive in Gaza. Scott Thompson, Fox News, 16 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


French solidarité, from solidaire characterized by solidarity, from Latin solidum whole sum, from neuter of solidus solid

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of solidarity was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Solidarity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


sol·​i·​dar·​i·​ty ˌsäl-ə-ˈdar-ət-ē How to pronounce solidarity (audio)
: unity (as of a group) that produces or is based on shared interests and goals

Legal Definition


sol·​i·​dar·​i·​ty ˌsä-lə-ˈdar-ə-tē How to pronounce solidarity (audio)
in the civil law of Louisiana : the quality or state of being solidary : existence of a solidary obligation
will not presume solidarity
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