Definition of Solid

1. Noun. Matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure.

Generic synonyms: Matter
Specialized synonyms: Food, Solid Food, Precipitate, Plastic, Glass, Crystal, Powder, Pulverisation, Pulverization, Dry Ice, Vitrification
Derivative terms: Solidify

2. Adjective. Characterized by good substantial quality. "A solid base hit"
Similar to: Good
Derivative terms: Solidness

3. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Solid State, Solidness
Generic synonyms: State, State Of Matter
Derivative terms: Solidify, Solidify

4. Adjective. Of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous. "Ice is water in the solid state"

5. Noun. A three-dimensional shape.

6. Adjective. Entirely of one substance with no holes inside. "A solid block of wood"
Attributes: Solidity
Similar to: Massive
Antonyms: Hollow
Derivative terms: Solidity, Solidness

7. Adjective. Of one substance or character throughout. "Carved out of solid rock"
Similar to: Homogeneous, Homogenous
Derivative terms: Solidness

8. Adjective. Uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks. "Solid sheets of water"
Similar to: Unbroken

9. Adjective. Providing abundant nourishment. "Four square meals a day"
Exact synonyms: Hearty, Satisfying, Square, Substantial
Similar to: Wholesome
Derivative terms: Substantialness

10. Adjective. Of good quality and condition; solidly built. "Several substantial timber buildings"
Exact synonyms: Strong, Substantial
Similar to: Sound
Derivative terms: Solidness, Substantialness

11. Adjective. Not soft or yielding to pressure. "Solid ground"
Exact synonyms: Firm
Similar to: Hard
Derivative terms: Firmness, Solidity, Solidness

12. Adjective. Having three dimensions. "A solid object"

13. Adjective. Impenetrable for the eye. "Solid blackness"
Similar to: Opaque

14. Adjective. Financially sound. "The bank is solid and will survive this attack"
Similar to: Sound
Derivative terms: Solidness

15. Adjective. Of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial. "Based on solid facts"
Similar to: Serious
Derivative terms: Solidness

16. Adjective. Meriting respect or esteem. "An upstanding member of the community"
Exact synonyms: Upstanding
Similar to: Respectable
Derivative terms: Solidness

17. Adjective. Of the same color throughout. "Solid color"
Exact synonyms: Self-colored, Self-coloured
Similar to: Homogeneous, Homogenous

18. Adjective. Acting together as a single undiversified whole. "A solid voting bloc"
Exact synonyms: Unanimous, Whole
Similar to: Undiversified
Derivative terms: Unanimity, Whole, Wholeness

Definition of Solid

1. a. Having the constituent parts so compact, or so firmly adhering, as to resist the impression or penetration of other bodies; having a fixed form; hard; firm; compact; -- opposed to fluid and liquid or to plastic, like clay, or to incompact, like sand.

2. n. A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid.

Definition of Solid

1. Acronym. (programming object-oriented) (acronym of single responsibility principle Single responsibility, open-closed principle Open-closed, Liskov substitution principle Liskov substitution, interface segregation principle Interface segregation and dependency inversion principle Dependency inversion) (gloss When followed, the created system will be more likely easy to maintain, and extend over time.) ¹

2. Adjective. In the solid state; not fluid. ¹

3. Adjective. Large, massive. ¹

4. Adjective. Lacking holes or hollows; ''as'' solid gold, solid chocolate. ¹

5. Adjective. Strong or unyielding; ''as'' a solid foundation. ¹

6. Adjective. (slang) Excellent, of high quality, or Infallible (hyperbole); a filling meal, foolproof concept, sound idea, notable work of art, or a person with integrity. ¹

7. Adjective. (typography) Written as one word, without spaces or hyphens. ¹

8. Adjective. Being of a single color throughout. ¹

9. Noun. (chemistry) A substance in the fundamental state of matter that retains its size and shape without need of a container (as opposed to a liquid or gas). ¹

10. Noun. (geometry) A three-dimensional figure (as opposed to a surface, an area, or a curve). ¹

11. Noun. (slang) Favor; '''a solid''': a favor, a helpful deed; '''in solid''': in favor. ¹

12. Noun. An article of clothing which is of a single color throughout. ¹

13. Noun. Food which is not liquid-based. ¹

14. Adverb. (typography) Without spaces or hyphens. ¹

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Definition of Solid

1. having definite shape and volume [adj -IDER, -IDEST] / a solid substance [n -S]

Medical Definition of Solid

1. 1. Having the constituent parts so compact, or so firmly adhering, as to resist the impression or penetration of other bodies; having a fixed form; hard; firm; compact; opposed to fluid and liquid or to plastic, like clay, or to incompact, like sand. 2. Not hollow; full of matter; as, a solid globe or cone, as distinguished from a hollow one; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes, heavy. 3. Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, a solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches. In this sense, cubics now generally used. 4. Firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding; as, a solid pier; a solid pile; a solid wall. 5. Applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united and form an unbroken word; opposed to hyphened. 6. Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial, as opposed to frivolous or fallacious; weighty; firm; strong; valid; just; genuine. "The solid purpose of a sincere and virtuous answer." (Milton) "These, wanting wit, affect gravity, and go by the name of solid men." (Dryden) "The genius of the Italians wrought by solid toil what the myth-making imagination of the Germans had projected in a poem." (J. A. Symonds) 7. Sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body. 8. Of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem. 9. Impenetrable; resisting or excluding any other material particle or atom from any given portion of space; applied to the supposed ultimate particles of matter. 10. Not having the lines separated by leads; not open. 11. United; without division; unanimous; as, the delegation is solid for a candidate. Solid angle. See Angle. Solid colour, an even colour; one not shaded or variegated. Solid green. See Emerald green, under Green. Solid measure, a square body or troops in which the ranks and files are equal. Synonym: Hard, firm, compact, strong, substantial, stable, sound, real, valid, true, just, weighty, profound, grave, important. Solid, Hard. These words both relate to the internal constitution of bodies; but hardnotes a more impenetrable nature or a firmer adherence of the component parts than solid. Hard is opposed to soft, and solid to fluid, liquid, open, or hollow. Wood is usually solid; but some kinds of wood are hard, and others are soft. "Repose you there; while I [return] to this hard house, More harder than the stones whereof 't is raised." (Shak) "I hear his thundering voice resound, And trampling feet than shake the solid ground." (Dryden) Origin: L. Solidus, probably akin to sollus whole, entire, Gr., cf. F. Solide. Cf. Consolidate,Soda, Solder, Soldier, Solemn. 1. A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid. 2. A magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness; a part of space bounded on all sides. Solid of revolution. See Revolution. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Solid

solicitor general
solid (current term)
solid-state detector
solid-state device
solid-state physics
solid angle
solid angles
solid as a rock
solid body substance
solid breeder
solid emulsion
solid figure
solid geometry
solid ground
solid lesion of spleen

Literary usage of Solid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"One of the first was that of the duplication of the cube, which was a problem of geometry in three dimensions or solid geometry. Consequently, when it -was ..."

2. Philosophical Magazine (1830)
"nnO determine the form of the solid which attracts a body •*• on the surface with the ... the body attracted, be a point on the surface of the solid. ..."

3. The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements by Euclid, Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1908)
"solid figures which satisfy the definition but are clearly not equal (the smaller having a re-entrant angle); whence it also appears that two unequal solid ..."

4. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: To which are Now First Added, I. An by John Locke (1828)
"Our idea of body, as I think, is an extended solid substance, capable of communicating motion by impulse: and our idea of soul, as an immaterial spirit, ..."

5. Federal Options for Reducing Waste Disposal by Terry Dinan (1995)
"THE PROBLEM OF MOUNTING MUNICIPAL solid WASTE AND SOME OPTIONS FOR DEALING WITH IT Americans generated 4.0 pounds of waste per person per day in, ..."

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