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adjective sol·id \ˈsä-ləd\

Definition of solid

  1. 1a :  being without an internal cavity a solid ball of rubberb (1) :  printed with minimum space between lines (2) :  joined without a hyphen a solid compoundc :  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: such asa :  sound solid reasonsb :  made firmly and well solid furniturec :  reliable a solid performer

  5. 5a :  having no break or interruption waited three solid hoursb :  unanimous had the solid support of the partyc :  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: such asa :  entirely of one metal or containing the minimum of alloy necessary to impart hardness solid goldb :  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 Medieval French, from Latin solidus; akin to Greek holos whole — more at safe


First Known Use: 14th century

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solid

noun sol·id

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 of protein and lactose

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

  4. 4 US slang :  favor 3a Ted Evans might be one of those people. … “Can you do me a solid and watch my stuff?” he'll ask, returning the favor if anyone else needs to do the same. — Laylan Connelly So her husband did her a solid and dropped her off for the afternoon, where she was free to sketch some of the exhibits … — Steven Lemongello

Examples of solid in a sentence

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

15th Century

First Known Use of solid

15th century

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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



SOLID Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective sol·id \ˈsä-ləd\

Definition of solid for English Language Learners

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

  • : having no space inside : not hollow

  • : made entirely from the specified material


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solid

noun sol·id

Definition of solid for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SOLID Defined for Kids

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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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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

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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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