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sol·id

 (sŏl′ĭd)
adj. sol·id·er, sol·id·est
1.
a. Of definite shape and volume; not liquid or gaseous: It was so cold the water in the bucket became solid.
b. Mathematics Of or relating to three-dimensional geometric figures or bodies.
c. Firm or compact in substance: The floor was solid and would not give way.
2.
a. Not hollowed out: a solid block of wood.
b. Being the same substance or color throughout: solid gold.
c. Having no gaps or breaks; continuous: a solid line of people; worked for a solid week.
d. Acting together; unanimous: a solid voting bloc.
e. Written without a hyphen or space. For example, the word software is a solid compound.
f. Printing Having no leads between the lines.
3.
a. Of good quality: off to a solid start.
b. Substantial; hearty: a solid meal.
c. Sound; reliable: solid facts.
d. Financially sound: a solid business.
e. Upstanding or dependable: a solid citizen.
f. Slang Excellent; first-rate.
n.
1. A substance having a definite shape and volume; one that is neither liquid nor gaseous.
2. Mathematics A geometric figure having three dimensions.
adv.
1. Without a break or opening; completely or continuously: The theater was booked solid for a month.
2. As a whole; unanimously: The committee voted solid for the challenger.

[Middle English solide, from Old French, from Latin solidus; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]

sol′id·ly adv.
sol′id·ness n.

solid

(ˈsɒlɪd)
adj
1. (General Physics) of, concerned with, or being a substance in a physical state in which it resists changes in size and shape. Compare liquid1, gas1
2. consisting of matter all through
3. of the same substance all through: solid rock.
4. sound; proved or provable: solid facts.
5. reliable or sensible; upstanding: a solid citizen.
6. firm, strong, compact, or substantial: a solid table; solid ground.
7. (Cookery) (of a meal or food) substantial
8. (often postpositive) without interruption or respite; continuous: solid bombardment.
9. (Banking & Finance) financially sound or solvent: a solid institution.
10. strongly linked or consolidated: a solid relationship.
11. (Mathematics) geometry having or relating to three dimensions: a solid figure; solid geometry.
12. (Linguistics) (of a word composed of two or more other words or elements) written or printed as a single word without a hyphen
13. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing with no space or leads between lines of type
14. solid for unanimously in favour of
15. (of a writer, work, performance, etc) adequate; sensible
16. (Colours) of or having a single uniform colour or tone
17. informal NZ excessive; unreasonably strict
n
18. (Mathematics) geometry
a. a closed surface in three-dimensional space
b. such a surface together with the volume enclosed by it
19. (General Physics) a solid substance, such as wood, iron, or diamond
20. (plural) solid food, as opposed to liquid
[C14: from Old French solide, from Latin solidus firm; related to Latin sollus whole]
solidity n
ˈsolidly adv
ˈsolidness n

sol•id

(ˈsɒl ɪd)

adj.
1. having the interior completely filled up; not hollow: a piece of solid rock.
2. having the three dimensions of length, breadth, and thickness.
3. having no openings or breaks: a solid wall.
4. firm or compact in substance: solid ground.
5. having relative firmness, coherence of particles, or persistence of form: solid particles suspended in a liquid.
6. dense, thick, or heavy in nature or appearance: solid masses of cloud.
7. firm in construction; substantial: solid food.
8. without separation; continuous: a solid row of buildings.
9. serious in character: solid scholarship.
10. whole or entire: one solid hour.
11. consisting entirely of one substance or material: solid gold; a solid teak shelf.
12. uniform in tone: a solid blue dress.
13. real; genuine: solid comfort.
14. sound; reliable: solid facts.
15. fully reliable or sensible: a solid citizen.
16. financially sound: a solid corporation.
17. cubic: A solid foot contains 1728 solid inches.
18. written without a hyphen, as a compound word.
19. having the lines not separated by leads, or having few open spaces, as type or printing.
20. unanimous: a solid majority.
21. on a friendly or favorable footing: in solid with her parents.
n.
22. a body or object having the three dimensions of length, breadth, and thickness.
23. a substance whose molecules are densely packed and that is usu. characterized by rigidity and resistance to deformation.
24. something that is solid.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin solidus]
sol′id•ly, adv.
sol′id•ness, n.

sol·id

(sŏl′ĭd)
1. Physics One of the three basic forms of matter, composed of molecules that have little or no ability to exchange places. Unlike gases and liquids, a solid has a fixed shape, and unlike gases, a solid also has a fixed volume.
2. Mathematics A geometric figure that has three dimensions.

solid

  • cholesterol - Comes from Greek words meaning "bile, gall" and "stiff, solid," plus the ending "-ol."
  • hydrogenated oil - An oil with trans-fatty acids that has been chemically changed from a room-temperature liquid state into a solid; See also Partially hydrogenated oil.
  • sublimate - In chemistry, to change from a solid to a gas or from a gas to a solid without becoming a liquid.
  • solder, solid - To solder something is etymologically to make it solid; solid comes from Latin solidus, "solid, whole."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solid - matter that is solid at room temperature and pressuresolid - matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
matter - that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
solid food, food - any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"
precipitate - a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
plastic - generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
glass - a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
crystal - a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
powder, pulverisation, pulverization - a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
dry ice - solidified carbon dioxide; dry ice sublimates at -78.5 C and is used mainly as a refrigerant
vitrification - a vitrified substance; the glassy result of being vitrified
2.solid - 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
state of matter, state - (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); "the solid state of water is called ice"
3.solid - a three-dimensional shape
shape, form - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
convex shape, convexity - a shape that curves or bulges outward
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature - a shape that curves or bends inward
cylinder - a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)
polyhedron - a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces
toroid - the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus
mold, stamp, mould, cast - the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
cube, block - a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
ovoid - an egg-shaped object
frustum - a truncated cone or pyramid; the part that is left when a cone or pyramid is cut by a plane parallel to the base and the apical part is removed
Adj.1.solid - characterized by good substantial quality; "solid comfort"; "a solid base hit"
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"
2.solid - of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous; "ice is water in the solid state"
hard - resisting weight or pressure
gaseous - existing as or having characteristics of a gas; "steam is water is the gaseous state"
liquid - existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow; "water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
3.solid - entirely of one substance with no holes inside; "a solid block of wood"
hollow - not solid; having a space or gap or cavity; "a hollow wall"; "a hollow tree"; "hollow cheeks"; "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year"
4.solid - of one substance or character throughout; "solid gold"; "carved out of solid rock"
homogeneous, homogenous - all of the same or similar kind or nature; "a close-knit homogeneous group"
5.solid - uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks; "a solid line across the page"; "solid sheets of water"
unbroken - marked by continuous or uninterrupted extension in space or time or sequence; "cars in an unbroken procession"; "the unbroken quiet of the afternoon"
6.solid - providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a day"
wholesome - conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"
7.solid - of good quality and condition; solidly built; "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"
sound - in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"
8.solid - not soft or yielding to pressure; "a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground"
hard - resisting weight or pressure
9.solid - having three dimensions; "a solid object"
cubic, three-dimensional - having three dimensions
10.solid - impenetrable for the eye; "solid blackness"
opaque - not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"
11.solid - financially sound; "the bank is solid and will survive this attack"
sound - financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
12.solid - of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial; "work of solid scholarship"; "based on solid facts"
serious - concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"
13.solid - meriting respect or esteem; "an upstanding member of the community"
respectable - characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals; "a respectable woman"
14.solid - of the same color throughout; "solid color"
homogeneous, homogenous - all of the same or similar kind or nature; "a close-knit homogeneous group"
15.solid - acting together as a single undiversified wholesolid - acting together as a single undiversified whole; "a solid voting bloc"
undiversified - not diversified

solid

adjective
1. firm, hard, compact, dense, massed, concrete a tunnel carved through 50ft of solid rock
firm unsubstantial, liquid, hollow, permeable, gaseous
3. pure, unalloyed, unmixed, complete, genuine The taps appeared to be made of solid gold.
6. sound, real, reliable, good, genuine, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal) Some solid evidence was what was required.
sound unreliable, unsound
7. firm, united, unanimous, consistent, undivided, of one mind an attempt to build a solid international coalition

solid

adjective
1. Unyielding to pressure or force:
2. Not easily moved or shaken:
3. Based on good judgment, reasoning, or evidence:
4. Capable of being depended upon:
5. Being in or characterized by complete agreement:
Translations
خالِصصِلْبصُلْب، جامِدغَيْر أجْوَفمادَّة صَلْبَه
pevnýplnýsolidnítělesotuhý
solidfastmassivrenfast legeme
kiinteäkiinteä ainekiintoainemassiivinenpitävä
čvrstkrut
egyhuzambanháromdimenziójúszilárdszilárd testtéridom
fast efni, sem er í föstu formifasturgegnheillóblandaîur, heill í gegnóslitinn, heill
中が詰まっている固体の
고체의단단한
be pertraukoskietasis kūnaskietasis kuraskietėtikietinti
bez apstājasbez piemaisījumacieta vielacietskompakts
bez prerušenia/prestávkypevná látkapevný
masiventelotrden
fastgedigenkroppmassivsolid
แข็งตัน
đặcrắn

solid

[ˈsɒlɪd]
A. ADJ
1. (= not liquid) → sólido
to become solidsolidificarse
solid foodalimentos mpl sólidos
to freeze solidcongelarse por completo
to be frozen solidestar completamente congelado
to go solidsolidificarse
2. (= firm) [masonry, building, understanding, basis] → sólido; [argument] → sólido, bien fundamentado; [relationship] → sólido, firme
get a good solid grip on the handleagarra bien el mango
solid groundtierra f firme
to have solid grounds for thinking thattener bases sólidas para creer que ...
as solid as a rock [structure, relationship] → sólido como una roca; [substance] → duro como una piedra; [person] → digno de confianza
3. (= not hollow) [rock] → sólido; [wood, steel] → macizo, puro; [tyre, ball, block] → macizo
solid goldoro m puro
4. (= compact, dense) [layer, crowd] → compacto
flights to Israel are booked solidlos vuelos a Israel están completamente llenos
a man of solid buildun hombre fornido or de constitución robusta
a solid mass of colouruna masa sólida de color
a solid mass of peopleuna masa compacta de gente
he's six feet of solid musclemide uno ochenta y es todo músculo
the streets were packed solid with peoplelas calles estaban abarrotadas de gente
the bolts have rusted solidlos tornillos están tan oxidados que es imposible girarlos
the traffic was solid going into townhabía una caravana tremenda en dirección a la ciudad
5. (= continuous) [line, rain] → ininterrumpido
we waited two solid hoursesperamos dos horas enteras
I've been working on this for eight hours solidhe estado trabajando sobre esto durante ocho horas ininterrumpidas, llevo trabajando sobre esto ocho horas sin parar
6. (= reliable) [person, relationship] → serio; [evidence, reason, values] → sólido; [information] → fiable; [work] → concienzudo; [citizen] → responsable; [advice] → útil
he's a good solid workeres un trabajador responsable
7. (= substantial)
a solid mealuna comida sustanciosa
8. (= unanimous)
solid supportun apoyo unánime
9. (Geom) [figure] → tridimensional
B. N
1. (Phys, Chem) → sólido m
2. (Geom) → sólido m
3. solids (= solid food) → (alimentos mpl) sólidos mpl
is he on solids yet?¿come ya alimentos sólidos?
C. CPD solid angle N (Geom) → ángulo m sólido
solid compound N (Ling) compuesto que se escribe como una sola palabra
solid fuel Ncombustible m sólido
solid geometry Ngeometría f de los cuerpos sólidos

solid

[ˈsɒlɪd]
adj
(= not liquid or gas) [matter, waste] → solide
It froze and became one solid block → Cela a gelé et cela s'est solidifié en un bloc.
frozen solid → complètement gelé(e) solid food
(= without holes or gaps) [rock] → massif/ive; [wall] → plein(e); [mass] → compact(e)
a solid wall → un mur plein
carved into the solid rock → sculpté(e) en pleine pierre
[gold, silver, wood, pine] → massif/ive
solid gold → l'or m massif
to be solid gold → être en or massif
(= strongly built) [structure, house, car] → solide
(= dependable, reliable) [person] → solide; [reputation] → solide before n; [evidence, alibi, information] → solide
(= sound) [advice] → judicieux/euse; [experience, work] → solide often before n
(= firm) [basis, foundation, coalition] → solide; [support] → solide often before n
to be on solid ground (fig)être en terrain sûr
(= substantial) [meal] → consistant(e), substantiel(le)
(= continuous)
We waited two solid hours → Nous avons attendu deux heures entières.
We had worked together for two solid years → Nous avions travaillé ensemble pendant deux années entières.
a solid day's work → une journée entière de travail
(= unanimous) [vote] → unanime
adv
I read for 2 hours solid → J'ai lu pendant deux heures d'affilée.
nsolide m solids
npl (= solid food) → solides mpl

solid

adj
(= firm, not liquid) fuel, food, substancefest; solid bodyFestkörper m; to be frozen solidhart gefroren sein; to be stuck solidfestsitzen; the pudding is rather solidder Nachtisch ist ziemlich schwer
(= pure, not hollow, not broken) block, gold, oak, rockmassiv; matterfest; crowd, traffic etcdicht; stretch, row, lineununterbrochen; queue, line of people etcgeschlossen; layerdicht, dick; weekganz; (= heavily-built) personstämmig; solid ball/tyreVollgummiball m/-reifen m; the square was packed solid with carsdie Autos standen dicht an dicht auf dem Platz; the room was solid with peopleder Raum war mit Leuten vollgedrängt; the garden was a solid mass of colourder Garten war ein einziges Farbenmeer; they worked for two solid dayssie haben zwei Tage ununterbrochen gearbeitet, sie haben zwei volle Tage gearbeitet; we had a week of solid rainwir hatten eine Woche lang Dauerregen m; he was 6 ft of solid muscleer war fast 2 Meter groß und bestand nur aus Muskeln; a man of solid buildein kräftig or massiv gebauter Mann; a solid gold braceletein Armband ntaus massivem Gold
(= stable, secure) bridge, house, carstabil; furniture, piece of work, charactersolide; foundations, groundfest; business, firmgesund, solide, reell; (= worthy) placerespektabel; (= powerful) gripkraftvoll; (= competent) performancesolide; he’s a good solid workerer ist ein solider or guter Arbeiter; he’s a good solid sorter ist ein verlässlicher Kerl; he is a solid citizener ist ein grundsolider Bürger
reason, argumenthandfest, stichhaltig; groundsgut, fundiert; it makes solid good sensedas leuchtet durchaus ein; solid common sensegesunder Menschenverstand
(= unanimous) voteeinstimmig; supportvoll, geschlossen; to be solid on something (accept/reject) → etw einstimmig or geschlossen annehmen/ablehnen; we are solid behind you/that proposalwir stehen voll und ganz hinter Ihnen/diesem Vorschlag; we are solid for peacewir sind hundertprozentig für den Frieden; Newtown is solid for LabourNewtown wählt fast ausschließlich Labour
(= valuable, substantial) education, knowledge, groundingsolide; relationshipstabil; mealkräftig, nahrhaft
(= not hyphenated) to be written solidzusammengeschrieben werden
(dated US inf: = excellent) → prima inv (inf)
adv
(= completely)völlig; the main streets were jammed soliddie Hauptstraßen waren völlig verstopft; flights to Israel are booked solidFlüge nach Israel sind voll or total ausgebucht
(= without a break)pausenlos; for eight hours solidacht Stunden lang ununterbrochen
n
fester Stoff; solids and liquidsfeste und flüssige Stoffe pl; (Sci) → Festkörper und Flüssigkeiten pl
(Geometry) → Körper m
solids pl (= food)feste Nahrung no pl; (= sewage)Feststoffe pl

solid

:
solid figure
n (Geometry) → Körper m
solid fuel
nfester Brennstoff; (for rockets) → Feststoff m
solid geometry
nRaumlehre f

solid

[ˈsɒlɪd]
1. adj (gen) → solido/a; (not hollow) → pieno/a; (gold, wood) → massiccio/a; (crowd, row) → compatto/a; (line) → ininterrotto/a; (vote) → unanime; (meal) → sostanzioso/a
to become solid → solidificarsi
cut out of solid rock → scolpito/a nella roccia viva
as solid as a rock → solido come una roccia
to be frozen solid → essere completamente ghiacciato/a
we waited two solid hours → abbiamo aspettato due ore filate
a man of solid build → un uomo di corporatura massiccia
the street was packed solid with people → la strada era affollatissima
a solid mass of colour → una massa uniforme di colore
he's a good solid worker → è un lavoratore serio
a solid argument → un argomento fondato or valido
solid common sense → buon senso pratico
the town is solid for Labour → nella città c'è una gran maggioranza laburista
2. nsolido

solid

(ˈsolid) adjective
1. not easily changing shape; not in the form of liquid or gas. Water becomes solid when it freezes; solid substances.
2. not hollow. The tyres of the earliest cars were solid.
3. firm and strongly made (and therefore sound and reliable). That's a solid piece of furniture; His argument is based on good solid facts/reasoning.
4. completely made of one substance. This bracelet is made of solid gold; We dug till we reached solid rock.
5. without breaks, gaps or flaws. The policemen formed themselves into a solid line; They are solid in their determination to strike.
6. having height, breadth and width. A cube is a solid figure.
7. consecutive; without a pause. I've been working for six solid hours.
adverb
without interruption; continuously. She was working for six hours solid.
noun
1. a substance that is solid. Butter is a solid but milk is a liquid.
2. a shape that has length, breadth and height.
ˌsoliˈdarity (-ˈdӕrə-) noun
the uniting of the interests, feelings or actions (of a group). We must try to preserve our solidarity.
soˈlidify (-difai) verb
to make or become solid.
soˌlidifiˈcation (-difi-) noun
soˈlidity noun
ˈsolidness noun
ˈsolidly adverb
1. firmly; strongly. solidly-built houses.
2. continuously. I worked solidly from 8.30 a.m. till lunchtime.
3. unanimously. We're solidly in agreement with your suggestions.
solid fuel
a fuel, such as coal, that is solid rather than an oil or gas.

solid

صِلْب, مُصْمَت pevný, plný hård, solid durchgehend, fest στερεός, συμπαγής macizo, sólido kiinteä plein, solide čvrst, krut solido 中が詰まっている, 固体の 고체의, 단단한 solide massiv, solid stały, wytrzymały sólido твердый, цельный fast แข็ง, ตัน katı đặc, rắn 固体的, 实心的

sol·id

a. sólido-a, macizo-a; [person] serio-a, formal.

solid

adj & n sólido
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A city house in a fashionable street, not so showy as our big houses, but twice as comfortable and full of solid luxury, such as English people believe in.
To save you the trouble of wading through a lot of scientific detail, which I know you don't care about, I'll tell you that the story is about a queer idol of solid gold, weighing many pounds, and, in consequence, of great value.
They made a tunnel through the snow to the hen-house, with walls so solid that grandmother and I could walk back and forth in it.
There were a number of bath-houses along the beach, of rough but solid construction, built with small, protecting galleries facing the water.
these Frenchers will pull it to pieces faster than it was put together, solid and thick though it be
This impalpable claim, therefore, resulted in nothing more solid than to cherish, from generation to generation, an absurd delusion of family importance, which all along characterized the Pyncheons.
Dimmesdale had lived; and who might well, therefore, be more profoundly versed in such solid and valuable attainments than their youthful brother.
The right one suddenly presented itself to me as the lower one-- though high above the gardens--in the solid corner of the house that I have spoken of as the old tower.
His whole high, broad form, seemed made of solid bronze, and shaped in an unalterable mould, like Cellini's cast Perseus.
Moreover, while in most other animals that I can now think of, the eyes are so planted as imperceptibly to blend their visual power, so as to produce one picture and not two to the brain; the peculiar position of the whale's eyes, effectually divided as they are by many cubic feet of solid head, which towers between them like a great mountain separating two lakes in valleys; this, of course, must wholly separate the impressions which each independent organ imparts.
said the man, drawing out a paper; "this yer's the bill of sale, and there's your master's name to it; and I paid down good solid cash for it, too, I can tell you,--so, now
I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the walls of solid stone, two or three feet thick, the door of wood and iron, a foot thick, and the iron grating which strained the light, I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated my as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up.