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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj solid uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks "a solid line across the page","solid sheets of water"
    • adj solid impenetrable for the eye "solid blackness"
    • adj solid having three dimensions "a solid object"
    • adj solid acting together as a single undiversified whole "a solid voting bloc"
    • adj solid characterized by good substantial quality "solid comfort","a solid base hit"
    • adj solid not soft or yielding to pressure "a firm mattress","the snow was firm underfoot","solid ground"
    • adj solid of one substance or character throughout "solid gold","carved out of solid rock"
    • adj solid of the same color throughout "solid color"
    • adj solid meriting respect or esteem "an upstanding member of the community"
    • adj solid of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial "work of solid scholarship","based on solid facts"
    • adj solid of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous "ice is water in the solid state"
    • adj solid entirely of one substance with no holes inside "a solid block of wood"
    • adj solid financially sound "the bank is solid and will survive this attack"
    • adj solid of good quality and condition; solidly built "a solid foundation","several substantial timber buildings"
    • adj solid providing abundant nourishment "a hearty meal","good solid food","ate a substantial breakfast","four square meals a day"
    • n solid a three-dimensional shape
    • n solid 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
    • n solid matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Arctic ocean is the smallest and shallowest. The Arctic Ocean is the world's smallest ocean. It is mostly covered by solid ice, ice floes, and icebergs.
    • Solid (Geom) A magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness; a part of space bounded on all sides.
    • Solid A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid.
    • Solid Applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united and form an unbroken word; -- opposed to hyphened.
    • Solid Fig.: Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial, as opposed to frivolous or fallacious; weighty; firm; strong; valid; just; genuine. "The solid purpose of a sincere and virtuous answer.""These, wanting wit, affect gravity, and go by the name of solid men.""The genius of the Italians wrought by solid toil what the myth-making imagination of the Germans had projected in a poem."
    • Solid Firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding; as, a solid pier; a solid pile; a solid wall.
    • Solid (Arith) Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, a solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.
    • Solid 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.
    • Solid (Metaph) Impenetrable; resisting or excluding any other material particle or atom from any given portion of space; -- applied to the supposed ultimate particles of matter.
    • Solid (Print) Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.
    • Solid Not hollow; full of matter; as, a solid globe or cone, as distinguished from a hollow one; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes, heavy.
    • Solid (Bot) Of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem.
    • Solid Sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body.
    • Solid United; without division; unanimous; as, the delegation is solid for a candidate. "Repose you there; while I [return] to this hard house,
      More harder than the stones whereof 't is raised."
      "I hear his thundering voice resound,
      And trampling feet than shake the solid ground."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The South Pole is covered with 8,850 feet of solid ice.
    • solid Resisting flexure; not to be bent without force; capable of tangential stress: said of a kind of material substance. See II., 1.
    • solid 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.
    • solid Firm; strong: as, a solid pier; a solid wall.
    • solid In botany, of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem.
    • solid In anatomy and zoology:
    • solid Hard, compact, or firm in consistency; having no cavities or spongy structure: opposed to spongiose, porous, hollow, cancellate, excavated, etc.
    • solid 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.
    • solid Having three dimensions; having length, breadth, and thickness; cubic: as, a solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.
    • solid Sound; not weak; strong.
    • solid 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.
    • solid Not light, trifling, or superficial; grave; profound.
    • solid Financially sound or safe; possessing plenty of capital; wealthy; well-established; reliable.
    • solid Unanimous, or practically unanimous: as, a solid vote; the solid South.
    • solid Without break or opening, as a wall or façade.
    • solid Smooth; even; unbroken; unvaried: unshaded: noting a color or pigment.
    • solid Without the liquor, as oysters: said in measuring: opposite to in liquor.
    • solid With reference to fabrics, etc., a uniform color.
    • solid Synonyms Dense.
    • solid Stable, weighty, important.
    • n solid 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. Every such body has limits of elasticity, and, if subjected to a strain exceeding these limits, it takes a set and does not return to its original shape on being let go. This property is called plasticity. The minimum energy required to give a set to a body of definite form and size measures its resilience. When the resilience of a body is small and masks its springiness, the body is called soft. Even fluids transmit shearing forces if time be allowed, and many substances will yield indefinitely to very small (but not indefinitely small) forces applied for great lengths of time. So solids that have received a small set will sometimes partially recover their figures after a long time. This property in fluids is called viscosity, in solids after-effect (German nachwirkung). The phenomenon is connected with a regrouping of the molecules, and indicates the essential difference between a solid and a liquid. In fluids diffusion is continually active, and in gases it produces phenomena of viscosity. In liquids it is not rapid enough to give rise to sensible viscosity, but the free motion of the molecules makes the body fluid, while the tendency of sets of molecules to continue for a while associated makes the fluidity imperfect. In solids, on the other hand (at least when not under strain), there is no diffusion, and the molecules are consequently in stationary motion or describing quasi-orbits. They thus become grouped in the mode in which they have least positional energy consistent with their kinetic energy. When this grouping is slightly disturbed, it tends to restore itself; but when the disturbance is greater, some of the molecules will tend to return to their old places and others to move on to new situations, and this may give rise to a new permanent grouping, and exhibit the phenomenon of plasticity. But if not quite sufficient for this, disturbances of the molecular motions somewhat similar to the secular perturbations of the planets will result, from which there will be no restoration for a very long time. Solid bodies are very strongly cohesive, showing that the molecules attract one another on the whole; and they are generally capable of crystallization, showing that the attractions of the molecules are different in different directions.
    • n solid 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. The boundaries of solids are surfaces. Besides the three round bodies (the sphere, cone, and cylinder), together with the conoids, and the pyramids, prisms, and prismatoids, the most important geometrical solids are the five Platonic and the Kepler-Poinsot regular polyhedra, the two semi-regular solids, and the thirteen Archimedean solids. The faces, edges, or summits of one solid are said to correspond with the faces, edges, or summits of another when the radii from the center of the former to the mid-faces, mid-edges, or summits can be simultaneously brought into coincidence with the radii from the center to the mid-faces, mid-edges, or summits of the latter. If two solids correspond faces to summits, summits to faces, and edges to edges, they are said to be reciprocal. If to the edges of one solid correspond the faces or summits of another, while to the faces and summits together of the former correspond the summits or faces of another, the latter is said to be the summital or facial holohedron of the former. The regular tetrahedron is the reciprocal of itself, and its reciprocal holohedra are the cube and octahedron. The reciprocal holohedra of these, again, are the semi-regular dodecahedron and the cuboctahedron. The facial holohedron of these, again, is the small rhombicuboctahedron. The faces of the truncated cube and truncated octahedron correspond to those of the cuboctahedron. The snub-cube has faces corresponding to the cuboctahedron, and twenty-four faces which in two sets of twelve correspond to the summits of two other cuboctahedra. The faces of the great rhombicuboctahedron correspond to those of the small rhombicuboctahedron. Just as the cube and octahedron are reciprocal, so likewise are the Platonic dodecahedron and icosahedron, though they are related to no hemihedral body like the tetrahedron. Their reciprocal holohedra are the semi-regular triacontahedron and the icosidodecahedron, and the facial holohedron of these, again, is the small rhombicosidodecahedron. The faces of the truncated dodecahedron and truncated icosahedron correspond to those of the icosidodecahedron. The snubdodecahedron has faces corresponding to those of the icosidodecahedron, and two sets of others corresponding to the summits of two other icosidodecahedra. The faces of the great rhombicosidodecahedron correspond to those of the small rhombicosidodecahedron. The faces, summits, and edges of the great icosahedron and great stellated dodecahedron correspond respectively to the faces, summits, and edges of the Platonic dodecahedron and icosahedron. The great dodecahedron and small stellated dodecahedron are self-reciprocal, both faces and summits corresponding to the faces of the Platonic dodecahedron or summits of the icosahedron. The faces of the truncated tetrahedron correspond to the faces of the octahedron or summits of the cube.
    • n solid plural In anatomy, all parts of the body which are not fluid: as, the solids and fluids of the body.
    • n solid plural In printing, the parts of an engraving which show black or solid in print.
    • solid Of uniform color; self-colored: a pigeon-fanciers' term.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The striped billiard balls weight .1 ounces or so more than the solids
    • adj Solid sol′id having the parts firmly adhering: hard: compact: full of matter: not hollow: strong: having length, breadth, and thickness (opposed to a mere surface): cubic: substantial, reliable, worthy of credit, satisfactory: weighty: of uniform undivided substance: financially sound, wealthy: unanimous, smooth, unbroken, unvaried
    • n Solid a substance having the parts firmly adhering together: a firm, compact body—opp. to Fluid
    • v.i Solid to grow solid: to harden:—pa.p. solid′ified
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  • Alfred A. Montapert
    “If you don't have solid beliefs you cannot build a stable life. Beliefs are like the foundation of a building, and they are the foundation to build your life upon.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.”
  • Sallust
    “To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.”
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    “The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.”
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. solidus, probably akin to sollus, whole, entire, Gr. : cf. F. solide,. Cf. Consolidate,Soda Solder Soldier Solemn


In literature:

The mid-day meal of the Viennese workman is remarkable for strength and solidity, but also for its sameness.
"A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France" by William Duthie
Gittin' in solid with 'em that way is a bad steer.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
Ultimately hit upon his fanciful regular-solid hypothesis, and published his first book in 1597.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
More than once she had looked at his big, solid head with its short growth of hardy brown hair, and wished that she could stroke it.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Put it into a shape, and fill up until it be solid enough to take the form.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
As we advanced we found a well-proportioned tunnel cut from the solid cliff.
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Either it eats solid food, which must be made fine before it can be taken into the mouth, or it feeds upon liquids.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
It possesses momentum and energy like a solid body.
"The Machinery of the Universe" by Amos Emerson Dolbear
For solid hours now they would watch the plane climb, growing smaller, becoming a speck, vanishing.
"Lords of the Stratosphere" by Arthur J. Burks
It looks solid, but it is not solid.
"The Story of a Tinder-box" by Charles Meymott Tidy

In poetry:

So Dan he worked three solid weeks
Till on a happy day
A double craft with a Queen Anne aft
We sailed into the bay.
"Industrious Carpenter Dan" by Wallace Irwin
No longer caring to embalm
In dying songs a dead regret,
But like a statue solid-set,
And moulded in colossal calm.
"In Memoriam 131: O Living Will That Shalt Endure" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
But we sooin grow discontented,
An for solid worth we sigh,
An we leearn to prize the jewel,
Tho' it's hidden from the eye.
"Take Heart!" by John Hartley
I strove to flee, but everywhere
Met solid-seeming walls;
And yet I knew the world was fair,
And, hearkening well, heard, even there,
A bird and distant waterfalls.
"The Faun" by John Le Gay Brereton
But mainly the rich business of the hour,
Their sight, made blind by urgency of blood,
Embraced; and facts, the passing sweet or sour,
To them were solid things that nought withstood.
"Il Y A Cent Ans" by George Meredith
With solid and dainty the table is drest,
The wine beams its brightest, the flowers bloom their best;
Yet the host need not smile, and no guests will appear,
For his sweetheart is dead, as he shortly shall hear.
"The Dirty Old Man" by William Allingham

In news:

Welcome to the first test of the first bike from the future (of next year).The 2007 Yamaha YZ250F was and is a solid bike.
End Mill Technology for Solid Carbide Molds and Components.
Wear this cardigan with a skirt or slacks and belt it over a solid color top.
That promise might finally be taking solid form.
Beyond that, our club is pretty solid.
In the end Kiss ruled the Rocktagon with a solid win taking out Aerosmith with an incredible 84.62% of the vote.
100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids).
Timing, talent key to selling at solid, if not spectacular, market.
Allison corralled 16 hulking trucks, and 24 employees from the City of Austin's Department of Solid Waste to perform The Trash Project on an old airport runway.
A solid building, the cornerstone was laid Sunday, May 28, 1911.
Sticking with solid city planning leads to development.
Michael Camfield was a solid presence for civil liberties work and challenges in Oklahoma for so many years.
Chaparral players cherish ' Cleat Game' victory, solid start to season.
LOCKPORT, La.-- With a passing glance, the area along Highway 308 looks solid enough to stand on-- but it's not.
Lush New solid cinnamon and clove shampoo.

In science:

Hollow cylinder, dotted line; solid cylinder, solid line.
Osmotic Properties of Charged Cylinders: Critical Evaluation of Counterion Condensation Theory
The data points, solid square, solid circle and solid triangle correspond to regular (square-lattice), random and scale-free networks respectively.
Reaction diffusion processes on random and scale-free networks
The data points, solid square, solid circle and solid triangle corresponds to regular (square-lattice), random and scale-free networks respectively.
Reaction diffusion processes on random and scale-free networks
The data points, solid square, solid circle and solid triangle corresponds to regular (square-lattice), random and scale-free networks respectively.
Reaction diffusion processes on random and scale-free networks
Proof (i) Since, by Proposition 23, the V F –isomorphism Φ respects solid chunks, it will also respect oriented solid chunks mapping the set N (X, V , F ) onto the set N (Φ(X ), Φ(V ), Φ(F )) .
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups