Meaning of SOLID in English

I. ˈsä-ləd adjective

Etymology: Middle English solide, from Middle French, from Latin solidus; akin to Greek holos whole — more at safe

Date: 14th century


a. : being without an internal cavity

a solid ball of rubber


(1) : printed with minimum space between lines

(2) : joined without a hyphen

a solid compound

c. : not interrupted by a break or opening

a solid wall

2. : having, involving, or dealing with three dimensions or with solids

a solid configuration


a. : of uniformly close and coherent texture : not loose or spongy : compact

b. : possessing or characterized by the properties of a solid : neither gaseous nor liquid

solid waste

4. : of good substantial quality or kind

solid comfort


a. : sound

solid reasons

b. : made firmly and well

solid furniture

c. : reliable

a solid performer


a. : having no break or interruption

waited three solid hours

b. : unanimous

had the solid support of the party

c. : intimately friendly or associated

solid with the boss


a. : prudent ; also : well established financially

b. : serious in purpose or character

7. : of one substance or character: as

a. : entirely of one metal or containing the minimum of alloy necessary to impart hardness

solid gold

b. : of a single color

• sol·id·ly adverb

• sol·id·ness noun

II. noun

Date: 15th century

1. : a geometrical figure or element (as a cube or sphere) having three dimensions — see volume table


a. : a substance that does not flow perceptibly under moderate stress, has a definite capacity for resisting forces (as compression or tension) which tend to deform it, and under ordinary conditions retains a definite size and shape

b. : the part of a solution or suspension that when freed from solvent or suspending medium has the qualities of a solid — usually used in plural

milk solid s

3. : something that is solid: as

a. : a solid color

b. : a compound word whose members are joined together without a hyphen

III. adverb

Date: 1651

: in a solid manner ; also : unanimously

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