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Definition of Solid


  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.
  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. Fig.: Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial, as opposed to frivolous or fallacious; weighty; firm; strong; valid; just; genuine.
  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.
  12. A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid.
  13. A magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness; a part of space bounded on all sides.
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Solid Translations

solid in Afrikaans is stewig, ferm
solid in Danish is fast
solid in Dutch is flink, degelijk, deugdelijk, gedegen
solid in German is solide, stabil, massiv
solid in Latin is firmus