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Adjective: solid (solider,solidest)  só-lid
  1. Of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous
    "ice is water in the solid state"
     
  2. Characterized by good substantial quality
    "solid comfort"; "a solid base hit"
     
  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. (mathematics) having three dimensions
    "a cube is a solid figure with six sides"
     
  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, 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