solid


solid
solid [säl′id]
adj.
[ME solide < MFr < L solidus < sollus, whole: see SOLEMN]
1. tending to keep its form rather than to flow or spread out like a liquid or gas; relatively firm or compact
2. filled with matter throughout; not hollow
3.
a) having the three dimensions of length, breadth, and thickness [prisms and other solid figures]
b) dealing with bodies or figures in three dimensions
c) firm, strong, and dependable [a solid structure]
d) substantial, sound, and reliable [solid reasoning]
e) sturdy or vigorous [a solid build, a solid punch]
4. serious; not superficial or trivial [solid scholarship]
5. complete, thoroughgoing, or genuine [solid satisfaction]
6.
a) having no breaks or divisions [a solid line of fortifications]
b) written or printed without a hyphen [a solid compound]
7. characterized by no pauses or interruptions [to talk for a solid hour]
8.
a) of one or the same color, material, or consistency throughout [a solid walnut table]
b) consisting of one unalloyed metal throughout; also, containing no more alloy than is necessary to insure hardness: said of gold, etc.
9. characterized by or showing complete unity; unanimous [a solid vote]
10. thick or dense in appearance or texture [a solid fog]
11. firm or dependable [a solid friendship ]
12. Informal having a firmly favorable or good relationship [to be in solid with someone]
13. Informal healthful and filling [a solid meal ]
14. Slang very good; excellent [a solid dance band]
15. Printing set without spaces between the lines of type
n.
1. a substance that is solid, not a liquid or gas
2. an object or figure having or represented as having length, breadth, and thickness
SYN.- FIRM1
solidly
adv.
solidness
n.

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