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Definitions of solid

  1. not soft or yielding to pressure; " a firm mattress"; " the snow was firm underfoot"; " solid ground"
  2. of good quality and condition; solidly built; " a solid foundation"; " several substantial timber buildings"
  3. a three- dimensional shape
  4. the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces ( such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
  5. a substance that is solid at room temperature and pressure
  6. uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks; " a solid line across the page"; " solid sheets of water"
  7. incapable of being seen through; " solid blackness"
  8. having three dimensions; " a solid object"
  9. acting together as a single undiversified whole; " a solid voting bloc"
  10. turned into or covered with thick ice; " a brook frozen solid"
  11. of one substance or character throughout; " solid gold"; " a solid color"; " carved out of solid rock"
  12. of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous; " ice is water in the solid state"
  13. entirely of one substance with no holes inside; " solid silver"; " a solid block of wood"
  14. Having the constituent parts so compact, or so firmly adhering, as to resist the impression or penetration of other bodies; having a fixed form; hard; firm; compact; -- opposed to fluid and liquid or to plastic, like clay, or to incompact, like sand.
  15. Not hollow; full of matter; as, a solid globe or cone, as distinguished from a hollow one; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes, heavy.
  16. Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, a solid foot contains 1, 728 solid inches.
  17. Firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding; as, a solid pier; a solid pile; a solid wall.
  18. Applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united and form an unbroken word; -- opposed to hyphened.
  19. Fig.: Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial, as opposed to frivolous or fallacious; weighty; firm; strong; valid; just; genuine.
  20. Sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body.
  21. Of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem.
  22. Impenetrable; resisting or excluding any other material particle or atom from any given portion of space; -- applied to the supposed ultimate particles of matter.
  23. Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.
  24. United; without division; unanimous; as, the delegation is solid for a candidate.
  25. A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid.
  26. A magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness; a part of space bounded on all sides.
  27. Capable of withstanding pressure; opposite to fluia; compact; cubic; as, solid contents; not hollow; weighty; as, a solid argument; colloquially, continuous; as, a solid hour; firm; as, a solid foundation.
  28. A body capable of resisting pressure; a substance not fluid; a body having length, breadth, and thickness.
  29. Solidly.
  30. Solidness.
  31. Having the parts firmly adhering: hard: compact: full of matter: not hollow: strong: having length, breadth, and thickness ( opp. to a mere surface): cubic: substantial: weighty.
  32. A substance having the parts firmly adhering together: a firm, compact body, opposed to fluid.
  33. A firm substance; solid body.
  34. Firm; compact; not hollow; substantial.
  35. Compact, firm, and unyielding; substantial; not hollow.
  36. A hard substance; something that has length, breadth, and thickness.
  37. Having its particles so close as to resist impression; firm; compact; not hollow; cubic; strong; sound; valid; grave; profound.
  38. The bones, flesh, and vessels of annual bodies as distinct from the fluids.
  39. A firm compact body; a body with length, breadth, and thickness.
  40. Hard; firm; compact; impenetrable; not liquid or fluid; not hollow; healthy; strong; valid; just; not light or superficial.
  41. A firm compact body; a body not liquid or fluid; in geom., a magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness.
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Usage examples for solid

  1. " Bless my-" began Mr. Damon, but he got no farther, for suddenly the solid ground began to tremble and shake. – Tom Swift and his Wizard Camera or, Thrilling Adventures while taking Moving Pictures by Victor Appleton
  2. She was a common- sense Christian woman, without many fancy ideas, but with plenty of good solid work in her. – Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
  3. " It would make me solid with the prince. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  4. Over this he climbed, finding solid footing at last, and then rest and a breathing space within the broken walls. – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  5. The business of the country is now on a solid basis. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  6. It consists of a hardened piece of steel having flutes, at the top of which are the cutting edges, the general form of solid reamer for lathe work being shown in Fig. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  7. The clouds went their way; the hills were solid, but like a blue smoke; the scene here made them very distant and strange. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. So I will ask you this question, and I expect from you a faithful answer: Have you those solid qualities which alone can make a husband, a true husband? – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  9. Lefty broke in: " You mean to say you've been working two solid years and all on a trail that you ain't even found?" – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  10. Nevertheless, the tall and solid Clairdyce was conscious of him, but only, it proved, as one is conscious of something to rest upon. – Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington
  11. For this purpose a suit of lower value than the solid suit, should, if possible, be selected. – Auction of To-day by Milton C. Work
  12. He flew out and dropped it into the water, and it became solid land. – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  13. They have recently discovered there is no such thing as solid matter. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
  14. The air was burning and solid. – Balloons by Elizabeth Bibesco
  15. When she started for the wall there was no closet apparent there, but when she arrived it was there, solid, and open. – Pagan Passions by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  16. I hope they gave you a good education yonder; a solid practical education, that will stand by you. – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  17. He said it so seriously that Dick never thought of laughing, though Josh seemed solid and hard as wood, which in truth he was. – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
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