adjective, solider, solidest.
having three dimensions (length, breadth, and thickness), as a geometrical body or figure.
of or relating to bodies or figures of three dimensions.
having the interior completely filled up, free from cavities, or not hollow:
a solid piece of chocolate.
without openings or breaks:
a solid wall.
firm, hard, or compact in substance:
having relative firmness, coherence of particles, or persistence of form, as matter that is not liquid or gaseous:
solid particles suspended in a liquid.
pertaining to such matter:
Water in a solid state is ice.
dense, thick, or heavy in nature or appearance:
solid masses of cloud.
not flimsy, slight, or light, as buildings, furniture, fabrics, or food; substantial.
of a substantial character; not superficial, trifling, or frivolous:
a solid work of scientific scholarship.
without separation or division; continuous:
a solid row of buildings.
whole or entire:
one solid hour.
forming the whole; consisting entirely of one substance or material:
uniform in tone or shades, as a color:
a solid blue dress.
real or genuine:
sound or reliable, as reasons or arguments:
sober-minded; fully reliable or sensible:
a solid citizen.
financially sound or strong:
Our company is solid.
A solid foot contains 1728 solid inches.
written without a hyphen, as a compound word.
having the lines not separated by leads, or having few open spaces, as type or printing.
thorough, vigorous, great, big, etc. (with emphatic force, often after good):
a good solid blow.
firmly united or consolidated:
a solid combination.
united or unanimous in opinion, policy, etc.
on a friendly, favorable, or advantageous footing (often preceded by in):
He was in solid with her parents.
Slang. excellent, especially musically.
a body or object having three dimensions (length, breadth, and thickness).
a solid substance or body; a substance exhibiting rigidity.
of, concerned with, or being a substance in a physical state in which it resists changes in size and shape Compare liquid (sense 1), gas (sense 1)
consisting of matter all through
of the same substance all through: solid rock
sound; proved or provable: solid facts
reliable or sensible; upstanding: a solid citizen
firm, strong, compact, or substantial: a solid table, solid ground
(of a meal or food) substantial
(often postpositive) without interruption or respite; continuous: solid bombardment
financially sound or solvent: a solid institution
strongly linked or consolidated: a solid relationship
(geometry) having or relating to three dimensions: a solid figure, solid geometry
(of a word composed of two or more other words or elements) written or printed as a single word without a hyphen
(printing) with no space or leads between lines of type
solid for, unanimously in favour of
(of a writer, work, performance, etc) adequate; sensible
of or having a single uniform colour or tone
(NZ, informal) excessive; unreasonably strict
a closed surface in three-dimensional space
such a surface together with the volume enclosed by it
a solid substance, such as wood, iron, or diamond
(pl) solid food, as opposed to liquid
solid sol·id (sŏl’ĭd)
Of definite shape and volume; not liquid or gaseous.
Firm or compact in substance.
Having no internal cavity or hollow.
A solid substance, body, or tissue.
Food that is relatively firm in substance or that must be chewed before swallowing.
Physics One of four main states of matter, in which the molecules vibrate about fixed positions and cannot migrate to other positions in the substance. Unlike a gas or liquid, a solid has a fixed shape, and unlike a gas, a solid has a fixed volume. In most solids (with exceptions such as glass), the molecules are arranged in crystal lattices of various sizes.
Mathematics A geometric figure that has three dimensions.
A phase of matter characterized by the tight locking of atoms into rigid structures that resist deforming by outside forces.
noun 1. a three-dimensional figure formed by revolving a plane area about a given axis.
noun 1. a rocket propellant in solid form, usually containing a mixture or combination of fuel and oxidizer.
noun 1. a solid, homogeneous mixture of substances, as glass or certain alloys. 2. (in a crystal structure) the more or less complete substitution of one kind of atom, ion, or molecule for another that is chemically different but similar in size and shape; isomorphism. solid solution noun 1. (chem) a crystalline material in which […]
noun 1. the states of the southern U.S. that traditionally supported the Democratic Party after the Civil War.