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sol·i·dar·i·ty

 (sŏl′ĭ-dăr′ĭ-tē)
n.
Unity of purpose, interest, or sympathy: People gathered to show solidarity with the earthquake victims.

[French solidarité, from solidaire, interdependent, from Old French, in common, from Latin solidus, solid, whole; see solid.]

solidarity

(ˌsɒlɪˈdærɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
(Sociology) unity of interests, sympathies, etc, as among members of the same class

Solidarity

(ˌsɒlɪˈdærɪtɪ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the organization of free trade unions in Poland: recognized in 1980; outlawed in 1982; legalized and led the new noncommunist government in 1989
[C20: from Polish solidarność: solidarity]

sol•i•dar•i•ty

(ˌsɒl ɪˈdær ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
unanimity of attitude or purpose, as between members of a group or class.
[1840–50; < French solidarité <solidaire (Middle French; see solid, -ary) + -ité -ity]

solidarity

the feeling or expression of union in a group formed by a common interest.
See also: Society

Solidarity

A Polish trade union and reform movement formed in the late 1970s in the Gdansk shipyards and officially registered in 1980. It demanded liberalization of the Communist regime and formation of free trade unions. It won short-lived concessions before it was banned and its leader Lech Walesa detained. Clandestine throughout the rest of the decade, it formed part of the first non-Communist government since 1948 in 1989.
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Noun1.solidarity - a union of interests or purposes or sympathies among members of a group
commonality, commonness - sharing of common attributes

solidarity

solidarity

noun
An identity or coincidence of interests, purposes, or sympathies among the members of a group:
Translations
تضامنتَضامُن
solidaritasoudržnost
solidaritet
solidaarisuustuki
szolidaritás
samstaîa
連帯

solidarity

[ˌsɒlɪˈdærɪtɪ]
A. Nsolidaridad f
out of solidarity with the workerspor solidaridad con los obreros
B. CPD solidarity strike Nhuelga f por solidaridad

solidarity

[ˌsɒlɪˈdærəti] nsolidarité fsolid food naliments mpl solidessolid fuel ncombustible m solide

solidarity

nSolidarität f

solidarity

[ˌsɒlɪˈdærɪtɪ] nsolidarietà

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.
References in classic literature ?
One result of this family solidarity was that the foreign farmers in our county were the first to become prosperous.
The following are the principles to be observed by an invading force: The further you penetrate into a country, the greater will be the solidarity of your troops, and thus the defenders will not prevail against you.
Singly they betrayed their inferiority; but grouped together they represented "New York," and the habit of masculine solidarity made him accept their doctrine on all the issues called moral.
born to help other men, always ready to sacrifice himself for the safety of the weak, as if God had only given him strength for that purpose; when dying he only thought he was carrying out the conditions of his compact with Aramis, a compact, however, which Aramis alone had drawn up, and which Porthos had only known to suffer by its terrible solidarity.
But it will lead at least to solidarity, and balance of interests," said Ptitsin.
On the contrary, it seemed to have kindled magically somewhere within me a glow of assurance, of unaccountable confidence in myself: a warm, steady, and eager sensation of my individual life beginning for good there, on that spot, in that sense of solidarity, in that seduction.
All the nations of Barsoom were not yet as one, but a great stride forward toward that goal had been taken, and now if I could but cement the fierce yellow race into this solidarity of nations I should feel that I had rounded out a great lifework, and repaid to Mars at least a portion of the immense debt of gratitude I owed her for having given me my Dejah Thoris.
The crowd was unique in its democracy and solidarity.
If this be hypocrisy, it is a process which shows itself occasionally in us all, to whatever confession we belong, and whether we believe in the future perfection of our race or in the nearest date fixed for the end of the world; whether we regard the earth as a putrefying nidus for a saved remnant, including ourselves, or have a passionate belief in the solidarity of mankind.
The solidarity of labor is assured, and for the first time will there be an international revolution wide as the world is wide.
The insidious revolt led by Buck had destroyed the solidarity of the team.
Servant, too, of the mightiest homogeneous mass of mankind with a capability for logical, guided development in a brotherly solidarity of force and aim such as the world had never dreamt of.

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