from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of definite shape and volume; not liquid or gaseous.
- adj. Firm or compact in substance.
- adj. Not hollowed out: a solid block of wood.
- adj. Being the same substance or color throughout: solid gold.
- adj. Mathematics Of or relating to three-dimensional geometric figures or bodies.
- adj. Having no gaps or breaks; continuous: a solid line of people.
- adj. Of good quality and substance: a solid foundation.
- adj. Substantial; hearty: a solid meal.
- adj. Sound; reliable: solid facts.
- adj. Financially sound.
- adj. Upstanding and dependable: a solid citizen.
- adj. Written without a hyphen or space. For example, the word software is a solid compound.
- adj. Printing Having no leads between the lines.
- adj. Acting together; unanimous: a solid voting bloc.
- adj. Slang Excellent; first-rate.
- n. A substance having a definite shape and volume; one that is neither liquid nor gaseous.
- n. Mathematics A geometric figure having three dimensions.
- adv. As a whole; unanimously: The committee voted solid for the challenger.
- adv. Without a break or opening; completely or continuously: The theater was booked solid for a month.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In the solid state; not fluid.
- adj. Large, massive.
- adj. Lacking holes or hollows; as solid gold, solid chocolate.
- adj. Strong or unyielding; as a solid foundation.
- adj. Excellent, of high quality, or Infallible (hyperbole); a filling meal, foolproof concept, sound idea, notable work of art, or a person with integrity.
- adj. Written as one word, without spaces or hyphens.
- adj. Being of a single color throughout.
- n. 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).
- n. A three-dimensional figure (as opposed to a surface, an area, or a curve).
- n. Favor; a solid: a favor, a helpful deed; in solid: in favor.
- n. An article of clothing which is of a single color throughout.
- n. Food which is not liquid-based.
- adv. Without spaces or hyphens.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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
fluidand liquidor to plastic, like clay, or to incompact, like sand.
- adj. Not hollow; full of matter; ; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes, heavy.
- adj. Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic.
- adj. Firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding
- adj. Applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united and form an unbroken word; -- opposed to
- adj. Fig.: Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial, as opposed to
frivolousor fallacious; weighty; firm; strong; valid; just; genuine.
- adj. Sound; not weakly.
- adj. Of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem.
- adj. Impenetrable; resisting or excluding any other material particle or atom from any given portion of space; -- applied to the supposed ultimate particles of matter.
- adj. Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.
- adj. United; without division; unanimous.
- n. A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid.
- n. A magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness; a part of space bounded on all sides.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resisting flexure; not to be bent without force; capable of tangential stress: said of a kind of material substance. See II., 1.
- Completely filled up; compact; without cavities, pores, or interstices; not hollow: as, a solid ball, as distinguished from a hollow one; solid soda-water, not frothy.
- Firm; strong: as, a solid pier; a solid wall.
- In botany, of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem.
- In anatomy and zoology:
- Hard, compact, or firm in consistency; having no cavities or spongy structure: opposed to spongiose, porous, hollow, cancellate, excavated, etc.
- In entomology, specifically, formed of a single joint, or of several joints so closely applied that they appear to be one: especially said of the capitulum or club of capitate antennæ.
- Having three dimensions; having length, breadth, and thickness; cubic: as, a solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.
- Sound; not weak; strong.
- Substantial, as opposed to frivolous, fallacious, or the like; worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; not empty or vain; real; true; just; valid; firm; strong; hence, satisfactory: as, solid arguments; solid comfort; solid sense.
- Not light, trifling, or superficial; grave; profound.
- Financially sound or safe; possessing plenty of capital; wealthy; well-established; reliable.
- Unanimous, or practically unanimous: as, a solid vote; the solid South.
- Without break or opening, as a wall or façade.
- Smooth; even; unbroken; unvaried: unshaded: noting a color or pigment.
- Without the liquor, as oysters: said in measuring: opposite to in liquor.
- With reference to fabrics, etc., a uniform color.
- Synonyms Dense.
- Stable, weighty, important.
- n. A body which throughout its mass (and not merely at its surface) resists for an indefinite time a sufficiently small force that tends to alter its equilibrium figure, always springing back into shape after the force is removed; a body possessing elasticity of figure.
- n. In geometry, a body or magnitude which has three dimensions—length, breadth, and thickness—being thus distinguished from a surface, which has but two dimensions, and from a line, which has but one.
- n. plural In anatomy, all parts of the body which are not fluid: as, the solids and fluids of the body.
- n. plural In printing, the parts of an engraving which show black or solid in print.
- Of uniform color; self-colored: a pigeon-fanciers' term.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks
- n. a three-dimensional shape
- n. matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
- adj. of one substance or character throughout
- n. 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
- adj. of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous
- adj. financially sound
- adj. characterized by good substantial quality
- adj. of good quality and condition; solidly built
- adj. acting together as a single undiversified whole
- adj. not soft or yielding to pressure
- adj. entirely of one substance with no holes inside
- adj. providing abundant nourishment
- adj. having three dimensions
- adj. of the same color throughout
- adj. impenetrable for the eye
- adj. meriting respect or esteem
- adj. of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial
Great Britain's credit is solid; that's the word, _solid_: and if that -- er -- solidarity holds true of our monetary system with "-- here Mr Pamphlett expanded and contracted his fingers as if gathering gossamers --" its delicate and far-reaching complexities ...
The advantages which it has over the old solid form are, that it is colourless and nearly tasteless, and never forms concretions in the bowels, as the _solid_ magnesia, if persevered in for any length of time, sometimes does.
I think we use the term solid bookings in terms of the thanksgiving timeframe I mean historically is always been a very good time of year for us anyway because of the discretionary traveler that we had historically same into the Christmas timeframe.
Gameplay wise, again I'll use the term solid, I'll also use the term unoriginal - not that that's necessarily a bad thing.
United Parcel Service Inc. forecast what it called a "solid" holiday shipping season Monday, saying volume during the hectic week before Christmas will be up 6.2% from last year.
Goolsbee pointed to the addition of 238,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector since 2010 and what he called "solid" increases in specific sectors.
But parents of school-age children are not what you call a solid Democrat constituency h/t itrytobenice.
ROBERTS: At a briefing this weekend, U.S. officials displayed what they called solid evidence that Iran is arming Shiites in Iraq.
The head of the CIA search team, David Kay, said investigators are making what he called solid progress.
He is no one's peace partner and the tribunal says it is ready to present what it calls a solid case against him.
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