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adj. sol·id·er, sol·id·est
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.
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.
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.
1. A substance having a definite shape and volume; one that is neither liquid nor gaseous.
2. Mathematics A geometric figure having three dimensions.
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.
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Noun1.solidness - 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"
2.solidness - the consistency of a solid
consistency, eubstance, consistence, body - the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "wool has more body than rayon"; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
compactness - the consistency of a compact solid
impermeability, impermeableness - the property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid
3.solidness - the quality of being substantial or having substance
corporality, corporeality, physicalness, materiality - the quality of being physical; consisting of matter
4.solidness - the quality of being solid and reliable financially or factually or morally; "the solidity of the evidence worked in his favor"; "the solidness of her faith gave her enduring hope"
dependability, dependableness, reliability, reliableness - the quality of being dependable or reliable
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(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.
without interruption; continuously. She was working for six hours solid.
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.
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'Here's firmness, here's solidness! Why you can hardly get up enough of him between your finger and thumb to pinch him anywheres.'
It seemed to him that he had become light and ethereal; that it was he that was in motion; that he was being driven with inconceivable velocity through unending solidness. The wind was no longer air in motion.
Additionally, on account of the unadulterated mulberry silk utilized for these strings Kanchipuram sarees are famous for their surface, brilliance, solidness and completion - accordingly making a Kanchipuram saree a lot more grounded (and increasingly costly) than its partners from Arni, Dharmavaram, and so on.
"On the occasion of the recent released measures, we reassured the president of the solidness and resilience of the Lebanese banking sector, especially since the Association of Banks has succeeded in recent years in applying the best compliance rules, as well as its commitment to the circulars established by the governor of Banque du Liban as well as international standards.
Meanwhile, local social, religious, educational, business and political circles of Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils expressed grave concern over the alleged solidness of Punjab government for not allocating funds for repair to roads.
"You will need a bit of pace in the side and creativity, but you also need stability and solidness. But in terms of football, yes, I think it will be a different approach.
Diseases of the tooth-supporting structures necessarily influence the solidness of anchorage or the grade of tooth-mobility.
He has unearthed a gem in right-back (now wing-back) Yann Valery, has decided on a back three for more solidness, has found a place in central midfield for James Ward-Prowse to pick his passes and is blessed to have Danny Ings fit to play in between the pacy duo of Nathan Redmond and Josh Sims.
Had London TV commentators read those pages then they would not have been so shocked by the solidness of support that Leave voters still have for leaving the EU, deal or no deal.
Fourthly, as Muller says that we are living in a liquid modernity which demands of us to take things as were not taken in the solidness of the society.
This finding may have important implications to the policy itself because it shows proposals that lack theoretical-conceptual and methodological solidness, fundamental to an education model that has, in its genesis, the commitment to transform the logic of health education and work.