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Adjective: solid (solider,solidest)  só-lid
  1. Characterized by good substantial quality
    "solid comfort"; "a solid base hit"
     
  2. Of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous
    "ice is water in the solid state"
     
  3. Entirely of one substance with no holes inside
    "a solid block of wood"
     
  4. Of one substance or character throughout
    "solid gold"; "carved out of solid rock"
     
  5. Uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks
    "a solid line across the page"; "solid sheets of water"
     
  6. Providing abundant nourishment
    "good solid food";
    - hearty, satisfying, square, substantial
     
  7. Of good quality and condition; solidly built
    "a solid foundation";
    - strong, substantial
     
  8. Not soft or yielding to pressure
    "solid ground";
    - firm
     
  9. Having three dimensions
    "a solid object"
     
  10. Impenetrable for the eye
    "solid blackness"
     
  11. Financially sound
    "the bank is solid and will survive this attack"
     
  12. Of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial
    "work of solid scholarship"; "based on solid facts"
     
  13. Meriting respect or esteem
    - upstanding
     
  14. Of the same colour throughout
    "solid colour";
    - self-colored [US], self-coloured [Brit, Cdn]
     
  15. Acting together as a single undiversified whole
    "a solid voting bloc";
    - unanimous, whole
Noun: solid  só-lid
  1. Matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
     
  2. 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
    - solidness, solid state
     
  3. A three-dimensional shape

Derived forms: solids, solider, solidest

See also: coagulated, concrete, congealed, cubic, dry, good, hard, homogeneous, homogenous, jelled, jellied, massive, opaque, respectable, semisolid, serious, solidified, solidity, solid-state, sound, state, state of matter, three-dimensional, unbroken, undiversified, wholesome

Type of: form, matter, shape, state, state of matter

Antonym: gaseous, hollow, liquid

Encyclopedia: Solid