Definition of Solid in English :

Define Solid in English

Solid meaning in English

Meaning of Solid in English

Pronunciation of Solid in English

Solid pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of solid


1. solid

matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure

2. solid, solid state, 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

3. solid

a three-dimensional shape


4. solid

characterized by good substantial quality

Example Sentences:
'solid comfort'
'a solid base hit'

5. solid

of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous

Example Sentences:
'ice is water in the solid state'

6. solid

entirely of one substance with no holes inside

Example Sentences:
'a solid block of wood'

7. solid

of one substance or character throughout

Example Sentences:
'solid gold'
'carved out of solid rock'

8. solid

uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks

Example Sentences:
'a solid line across the page'
'solid sheets of water'

9. hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial

providing abundant nourishment

Example Sentences:
'a hearty meal'
'good solid food'
'ate a substantial breakfast'
'four square meals a day'

10. solid, strong, substantial

of good quality and condition; solidly built

Example Sentences:
'a solid foundation'
'several substantial timber buildings'

11. firm, solid

not soft or yielding to pressure

Example Sentences:
'a firm mattress'
'the snow was firm underfoot'
'solid ground'

12. solid

having three dimensions

Example Sentences:
'a solid object'

13. solid

impenetrable for the eye

Example Sentences:
'solid blackness'

14. solid

financially sound

Example Sentences:
'the bank is solid and will survive this attack'

15. solid

of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial

Example Sentences:
'work of solid scholarship'
'based on solid facts'

16. solid, upstanding

meriting respect or esteem

Example Sentences:
'an upstanding member of the community'

17. self-colored, self-coloured, solid

of the same color throughout

Example Sentences:
'solid color'

18. solid, unanimous, whole

acting together as a single undiversified whole

Example Sentences:
'a solid voting bloc'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of solid
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
8. (often postpositive)
without interruption or respite; continuous
solid bombardment
financially sound or solvent
a solid institution
strongly linked or consolidated
a solid relationship
11. 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
13. printing
with no space or leads between lines of type
14.  solid for
(of a writer, work, performance, etc) adequate; sensible
of or having a single uniform colour or tone
17. New Zealand informal
excessive; unreasonably strict
18. geometry
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
20. (plural)
solid food, as opposed to liquid

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see synonyms of solid
tending to keep its form rather than to flow or spread out like a liquid or gas; relatively firm or compact
filled with matter throughout; not hollow
having the three dimensions of length, breadth, and thickness
prisms and other solid figures
dealing with bodies or figures in three dimensions
firm, strong, and dependable
a solid structure
substantial, sound, and reliable
solid reasoning
sturdy or vigorous
a solid build, a solid punch
serious; not superficial or trivial
solid scholarship
complete, thoroughgoing, or genuine
solid satisfaction
having no breaks or divisions
a solid line of fortifications
written or printed without a hyphen
a solid compound
characterized by no pauses or interruptions
to talk for a solid hour
of one or the same color, material, or consistency throughout
a solid walnut table
consisting of one unalloyed metal throughout; also, containing no more alloy than is necessary to insure hardness
said of gold, etc.
10.  US
characterized by or showing complete unity; unanimous
a solid vote
thick or dense in appearance or texture
a solid fog
firm or dependable
a solid friendship
13.  US, Informal
having a firmly favorable or good relationship
to be in solid with someone
14.  Informal
healthful and filling
a solid meal
15.  US, Slang
very good; excellent
a solid dance band
16.  Printing
set without spaces between the lines of type
a substance that is solid, not a liquid or gas
an object or figure having or represented as having length, breadth, and thickness

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of solid
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.

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