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sol·id  (sld)
adj. sol·id·er, sol·id·est
a. Of definite shape and volume; not liquid or gaseous.
b. Firm or compact in substance.
2. Not hollowed out: a solid block of wood.
3. Being the same substance or color throughout: solid gold.
4. Mathematics Of or relating to three-dimensional geometric figures or bodies.
5. Having no gaps or breaks; continuous: a solid line of people.
6. Of good quality and substance: a solid foundation.
7. Substantial; hearty: a solid meal.
8. Sound; reliable: solid facts.
9. Financially sound.
10. Upstanding and dependable: a solid citizen.
11. Written without a hyphen or space. For example, the word software is a solid compound.
12. Printing Having no leads between the lines.
13. Acting together; unanimous: a solid voting bloc.
14. 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. As a whole; unanimously: The committee voted solid for the challenger.
2. Without a break or opening; completely or continuously: The theater was booked solid for a month.

[Middle English solide, from Old French, from Latin solidus; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]

solid·ly adv.
solid·ness n.

solid [ˈsɒlɪd]
1. (Physics / General Physics) of, concerned with, or being a substance in a physical state in which it resists changes in size and shape Compare liquid [1] gas [1]
2. consisting of matter all through
3. of the same substance all through solid rock
4. sound; proved or provable solid facts
5. reliable or sensible; upstanding a solid citizen
6. firm, strong, compact, or substantial a solid table solid ground
7. (Cookery) (of a meal or food) substantial
8. (often postpositive) without interruption or respite; continuous solid bombardment
9. (Economics, Accounting & Finance / Banking & Finance) financially sound or solvent a solid institution
10. strongly linked or consolidated a solid relationship
11. (Mathematics) Geometry having or relating to three dimensions a solid figure solid geometry
12. (Linguistics) (of a word composed of two or more other words or elements) written or printed as a single word without a hyphen
13. (Communication Arts / Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Printing with no space or leads between lines of type
solid for unanimously in favour of
15. (of a writer, work, performance, etc.) adequate; sensible
16. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Colours) of or having a single uniform colour or tone
17. NZ informal excessive; unreasonably expensive
1. (Mathematics) Geometry
a.  a closed surface in three-dimensional space
b.  such a surface together with the volume enclosed by it
2. (Physics / General Physics) a solid substance, such as wood, iron, or diamond
[from Old French solide, from Latin solidus firm; related to Latin sollus whole]
solidity  [səˈlɪdɪtɪ] n
solidly  adv
solidness  n

solid  (sld)
1. 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.
2. Mathematics A geometric figure that has three dimensions.

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