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solid meaning

EN[ˈsɑlɪd] [ˈsɒlɪd]
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WSolid
  • Solid is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being liquid, gas, and plasma). It is characterized by structural rigidity and resistance to changes of shape or volume.
  • The branch of physics that deals with solids is called solid-state physics, and is the main branch of condensed matter physics (which also includes liquids). Materials science is primarily concerned with the physical and chemical properties of solids.
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    Definition of solid in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsolids
    1. (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. (geometry) A three-dimensional figure (as opposed to a surface, an area, or a curve).
        1. INF A favor.
          1. Please do me a solid: lend me your car for one week.
          2. I owe him, he did me a solid last year.
        2. An article of clothing which is of a single color throughout.
          1. I prefer solids over paisleys.
        3. (in the plural) Food which is not liquid-based.
          1. The doctor said I can't eat any solids four hours before the operation.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore solidSUPmost solid
        1. In the state of a solid; not fluid.
          1. Large, massive.
            1. Lacking holes or hollows; as solid gold, solid chocolate.
              1. The cane was undoubtedly of foreign make, for it had a solid silver ferrule at one end, which was not English hall–marked.
            2. Strong or unyielding.
              1. a solid foundation
            3. SLA Excellent, of high quality, or reliable.
              1. That's a solid plan.
              2. Radiohead's on tour! Have you heard their latest album yet? It's quite solid.
              3. I don't think Dave would have done that. He's a solid dude.
            4. Hearty; filling.
              1. a solid meal
            5. Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial; not frivolous or fallacious.
              1. Sound; not weakly.
                1. a solid constitution of body
              2. (typography) Written as one word, without spaces or hyphens.
                1. American English writes many words as solid that British English hyphenates.
              3. (printing, dated) Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.
                1. (US, politics) SLA United; without division; unanimous.
                  1. The delegation is solid for a candidate.
                2. Of a single color throughout.
                  1. John painted the walls solid white.
                  2. He wore a solid shirt with floral pants.
                3. (dated) Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic.
                  1. A solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.
              4. AdverbCOMmore solidSUPmost solid
                1. Solidly.
                  1. True, not ten of these mines were yielding rock worth hauling to a mill, but everybody said, "Wait till the shaft gets down where the ledge comes in solid, and then you will see!"
                2. (not comparable, typography) Without spaces or hyphens.
                  1. Many long-established compounds are set solid.
              5. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • This could have been avoided by the simple process of suspending egg crating made of timber or some other solid material painted black with the light fittings above it.
                  • In this solid account of the calamitous effect of dry utopianism on New York City, Lerner explains how the Prohibition amendment was passed and why its execution failed.
                  • In poor families, solid cloths are passed down from elder children to kid siblings, who must wear them out or if they outgrow them pass them down to still younger relatives
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Solid bodies, if they be very softly percussed, give no sound.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • A line is the term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Adverbs
                    • Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                    Related Links:
                    1. en solidity
                    2. en solidarity
                    3. en solidify
                    4. en solidification
                    5. fr solidification
                    Source: Wiktionary

                    Meaning of solid for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "solid" is an adjective. It's also an adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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