from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A union of interests, purposes, or sympathies among members of a group; fellowship of responsibilities and interests: "A downtrodden class ... will never be able to make an effective protest until it achieves solidarity” ( H.G. Wells).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bond of unity between individuals, united around a common goal or against a common enemy, such as the unifying principle that defines the labor movement.
- n. Willingness to give psychological and/or material support when another person is in a difficult position or needs affection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An entire union or consolidation of interests and responsibilities; fellowship; community.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mutual responsibility existing between two or more persons; communion of interests and responsibilities.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a union of interests or purposes or sympathies among members of a group
French solidarité, from solidaire, interdependent, from Old French, in common, from Latin solidus, solid, whole; see solid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French solidarité ("solidarity"), from solidaire ("characterized by solidarity"), from Latin solidum ("whole sum"), neuter of solidus ("solid"). (Wiktionary)