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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. Of one substance or character throughout
    "solid gold"; "carved out of solid rock"
  4. Uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks
    "a solid line across the page"; "solid sheets of water"
  5. Providing abundant nourishment
    "good solid food";
    - hearty, satisfying, square, substantial
  6. Of good quality and condition; solidly built
    "a solid foundation";
    - strong, substantial
  7. Not soft or yielding to pressure
    "solid ground";
    - firm
  8. (mathematics) having length, breadth and thickness
    "a cube is a solid figure with six sides"
  9. Impenetrable for the eye
    "solid blackness"
  10. Financially dependable
    "the bank is solid and will survive this attack"
  11. Of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial
    "work of solid scholarship"; "based on solid facts"
  12. Meriting respect or esteem
    - upstanding
  13. Of the same colour throughout
    "solid colour";
    - self-colored [US], self-coloured [Brit, Cdn]
  14. Acting together as a single undiversified whole
    "a solid voting bloc";
    - unanimous, whole
  15. Entirely of one substance with no holes inside
    "a solid block of wood"
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 object, structurally rigid, usually resistant to changes of shape or volume

Derived forms: solidest, solider, solids

See also: coagulated, concrete, cubic, dry, good, hard, holographic, 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