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Solid meaning

solid - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous; " ice is water in the solid state"
  2. 2. entirely of one substance with no holes inside; " solid silver"; " a solid block of wood"
  3. 3. Not hollow; full of matter; as, a solid globe or cone, as distinguished from a hollow one; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes, heavy.
  4. 4. Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, a solid foot contains 1, 728 solid inches.
  5. 5. Firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding; as, a solid pier; a solid pile; a solid wall.
  6. 6. Applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united and form an unbroken word; -- opposed to hyphened.
  7. 7. Fig.: Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial, as opposed to frivolous or fallacious; weighty; firm; strong; valid; just; genuine.
  8. 8. Sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body.
  9. 9. Of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem.
  10. 10. Impenetrable; resisting or excluding any other material particle or atom from any given portion of space; -- applied to the supposed ultimate particles of matter.
  11. 11. Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.
  12. 12. United; without division; unanimous; as, the delegation is solid for a candidate.
  13. 13. A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid.
  14. 14. A magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness; a part of space bounded on all sides.
  15. 15. A firm substance; solid body.
  16. 16. Firm; compact; not hollow; substantial.
  17. 17. Solidity.

solid - examples of usage

  1. Perhaps they'll come to that in time, but meanwhile I confess that dear William-" But here Mr. Hilbery came in, and the more solid part of the evening began. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. That sort of thing will do only under a pretty solid government. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. " I wish it were a solid nation, as strong as the castle out yonder. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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