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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.solidly - as an undiversified whole; "the unions voted solidly for Roosevelt"
2.solidly - with strength and soundness; "a solidly built house"
Translations
باسْتِمْراربالإجْماعبِصَلابَه، بِقُوَّه، بِمَتانَه
nepřetržitěpevněsolidnězajedno
uafbrudt
einhugasamfelltsterkega
zajedno

solidly

[ˈsɒlɪdlɪ] ADV
1. (= firmly) → con firmeza
he placed his hands solidly on the deskcolocó sus manos con firmeza sobre la mesa
it was solidly under Communist ruleestaba firmemente sometida a la ley comunista
a solidly based theoryuna teoría bien fundamentada, una teoría de una base sólida
2. (= sturdily) solidly madesólidamente construido, de construcción sólida
solidly built or constructedde construcción sólida
a solidly-built manun hombre fornido or de constitución robusta
3. (= without pause) → ininterrumpidamente, sin parar
we drove/it rained solidly for two dayscondujimos/llovió ininterrumpidamente durante dos días, condujimos/llovió dos días sin parar
to work solidlytrabajar sin descanso or sin parar
4. (= unanimously) → unánimemente
to vote solidly for sbvotar unánimemente por algn
to be solidly behind sth/sbapoyar algo/a algn unánimemente
5. (= thoroughly) a solidly reasoned argumentun argumento sólidamente razonado
a solidly middle-class neighbourhoodun barrio totalmente de clase media

solidly

[ˈsɒlɪdli] adv
(= firmly) [built, constructed, based] → solidement
(= continuously) [work, rain] → sans discontinuer
to sleep solidly for twelve hours → dormir pendant douze heures d'affilée
(= unanimously) → massivement
to be solidly behind sb/sth → faire bloc derrière qn/qch
They are solidly behind the proposal → Ils font bloc derrière la proposition.
to stand solidly against sth/sb → faire bloc contre qch/qn
(= dependably) to be solidly consistent → faire preuve d'une belle constance
solidly respectable → à la solide réputation
(= consistently) [play, perform] → avec constancesolid-state [ˌsɒlɪdˈsteɪt] adjà semi-conducteurs
solid-state electronics → l'électronique à semi-conducteurs

solidly

adv
(= firmly) stuck, securedfest; (= hard)hart; solidly built (house)fest or solide gebaut; personkräftig or massiv gebaut; to be solidly based on somethingfest auf etw (dat)beruhen
reasoned, arguedstichhaltig
(= uninterruptedly) workununterbrochen
(= unanimously) voteeinstimmig; supportgeschlossen; to be solidly behind somebody/somethinggeschlossen hinter jdm/etw stehen
(= thoroughly) Republican, Conservativedurch und durch; a solidly middle-class neighbourhoodeine durch und durch bürgerliche Nachbarschaft

solidly

[ˈsɒlɪdlɪ] adv (gen) → solidamente
a solidly-built house → una casa costruita solidamente
to work solidly → lavorare sodo
to vote solidly for sb → votare all'unanimità per qn
they are solidly behind him → lo appoggiano all'unanimità

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 ?
It was at this juncture that Clara Belle and Susan Simpson consulted Rebecca, who threw herself solidly and wholeheartedly into the enterprise, promising her help and that of Emma Jane Perkins.
And his manners, the Colonel's manners are not only more pleasing to me than Willoughby's ever were, but they are of a kind I well know to be more solidly attaching to Marianne.
It is comfortable and spacious, and solidly furnished.
I searched all over the outside for an aperture, a panel, or a manhole, to use a technical expression; but the lines of the iron rivets, solidly driven into the joints of the iron plates, were clear and uniform.
It was a favourable change, and the Tankadere again bounded forward on this mountainous sea, though the waves crossed each other, and imparted shocks and counter-shocks which would have crushed a craft less solidly built.
A large round rock, placed solidly on its base, was the only spot to which they seemed to lead.
As to Henry C-, the next in age and wisdom of our band, he had broken loose from the unyielding rigidity of his family, solidly rooted, if I remember rightly, in a well-to-do London suburb.
these walls are solidly put together;" and here, through the mere phrenzy of bravado, I rapped heavily, with a cane which I held in my hand, upon that very portion of the brick-work behind which stood the corpse of the wife of my bosom.
They were all real and true - solidly planted upon the feet - perfectly comprehensible - clay of his clay, neither more nor less.
Others, again, rose up bodily out of the water when they shoaled, twisted as though in pain, and fell solidly on their sides, while the sea threshed over their shoulders.
Miss Bordereau, after all, had been in Europe nearly three-quarters of a century; it appeared by some verses addressed to her by Aspern on the occasion of his own second absence from America-- verses of which Cumnor and I had after infinite conjecture established solidly enough the date--that she was even then, as a girl of twenty, on the foreign side of the sea.
He was solidly dazed by Westminster Abbey, which is not so unnatural since that church became the lumber room of the larger and less successful statuary of the eighteenth century.