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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n solidity the quality of being solid and reliable financially or factually or morally "the solidity of the evidence worked in his favor","the solidness of her faith gave her enduring hope"
    • n solidity the consistency of a solid
    • n solidity state of having the interior filled with matter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: By federal law, for a noodle to actually be a noodle it must have 5.5 percent egg solids in it, otherwise it cannot be called a noodle
    • Solidity Moral firmness; soundness; strength; validity; truth; certainty; -- as opposed to weakness or fallaciousness; as, the solidity of arguments or reasoning; the solidity of principles, triuths, or opinions.
    • Solidity (Geom) The solid contents of a body; volume; amount of inclosed space.
    • Solidity The state or quality of being solid; density; consistency, -- opposed to fluidity; compactness; fullness of matter, -- opposed to openness or hollowness; strength; soundness, -- opposed to weakness or instability; the primary quality or affection of matter by which its particles exclude or resist all others; hardness; massiveness. "That which hinders the approach of two bodies when they are moving one toward another, I call solidity ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed and continue living.
    • n solidity The state or property of being solid. Specifically— The property of resisting a force tending to change the figure of a body: opposed to fluidity.
    • n solidity The absolute impenetrability attributed by some metaphysicians to matter.
    • n solidity Fullness of matter: opposed to hollowness.
    • n solidity Massiveness; substantiality; hence, strength; stability.
    • n solidity Strength and firmness in general; soundness; strength; validity; truth; certainty.
    • n solidity In geometry, the quantity of space occupied by a solid body. Also called its solid or cubic content or contents. The solidity of a body is estimated by the number of cubic inches, feet, yards, etc., which it contains.
    • n solidity A solid body or mass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century 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.
    • Solidity the state of being solid: fullness of matter: strength or firmness, moral or physical: soundness:
    • Solidity (geom.) the solid content of a body
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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.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Extended empires are like expanded gold, exchanging solid strength for feeble splendor.”
  • 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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. soliditas,: cf. F. solidité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. solidus, solid.


In literature:

Along our left we can just distinguish a long, black river of figures moving solidly on.
"With Rimington" by L. March Phillipps
Solid food should be substituted for a watery diet.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Suddenly the ship did not feel solid.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
He never lost sight of me, and on many occasions his arm supplied me with firm and solid support.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
One would think that they were being born again from solid clay, and growing into form with labour.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
They are parallel to a depth of about 100 feet, being separated by only 10 or 12 feet of solid wall.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
Four preachers sat in grim silence behind the pulpit's solid box front.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
Her apprehension was clear, her memory tenacious, and her judgment solid.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
One at Troitsa is of solid gold with the exception of Judas, which is of brass.
"Russia" by Various
We saw them bend solid bars of steel as thick as my arm.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell

In poetry:

I found that time had gone its trip,
Eternity had fixed its grip
On human hearts;
The rich and poor together stood,
Upon one solid brotherhood—
Never to part.
"Time—Eternity. The Saint's Departure." by Frank Barbour Coffin
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
At his wide door the host doth stand and call;
At every lattice gracious forms invite;
Thou seest but a dull-gray, solid wall
In forest sullen with the things of night!
"Life-Weary" by George MacDonald
Little I hear and nothing I see,
Wrapped in that veil by fairies spun;
The solid earth is vanished for me,
And the shining hours speed noiselessly,
A web of shadow and sun.
"In The Mist" by Susan Coolidge
Too much it was: I withered in the breath;
And lay again ten thousand lifeless years;
And then my soul shook, woke--and saw three biers
Chiselled of solid night majestically.
"The Dead Gods" by Cale Young Rice
Oh, then we shouted! More and more
The fervor of our courage rose,
As through our solid columns tore
The death hail's crashing, gusty blows,
And louder leaped the cannon roar!
"An Incident Of War" by Maurice Thompson

In news:

His massive compositions are made by melting what are essentially black crayons into a large clump and applying a thick, solid texture to the surface.
Solid State installs new voice alarm system at UK aquatics center.
A mobility expert says IT managers must focus on security, technology and business processes to ensure a solid mobile strategy.
If a marlin doesn't hit solidly, don't just give up and wander off with your baits or lures.
The Volkswagen brand and the Detroit 3 posted solid sales.
Brainstorming as we commonly practice it is only partly effective, asserts researcher and professor Paul Paulus--and solid science has given him the numbers to back up that claim.
An already solid financial system faces more consolidation.
Here's a solid example of New Orleans citizens pooling together to get an explanation.
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen offered a very solid NFC North-centric story Monday in a guest column over at
NEW YORK — Many retailers reported solid sales gains for December, but the deep discounts and promotions that shoppers have come to expect cut into profits.
This installment of Hot Shots has several solid wallpapers.
Paek's paintball strategy builds on last year's winning idea: Deflecting an asteroid with a cloud of solid pellets.
Newcomer Ben Chaplin gives them solid support.
A solid producer from a solid region in a solid year at a bargain price.
An African American vote well above 90%, balloting from 70% of Latinos and a solid majority of women look rock-solid for Democrats nationally today.

In science:

The solid red line is the free ion Ni2+ form factor. c) The momentum integrated scattering and solid line is the calculated density of states from Ref. .
Probing high-energy electronic excitations using inelastic neutron scattering
It is obvious that identity maps, inclusion maps from a simplicial subcomplex to the simplicial complex and composite maps of solid maps are all solid.
Simplicial Homeology and Homeotopy
We have distinguished the two kinds of spins using open and solid circles in Fig. 1(c), and we shall refer to the spins represented by the open and solid circles as a-spins and b-spins respectively.
Small-Network Approximations for Geometrically Frustrated Ising Systems
This result (5) was then extended to a wide class of one-dimensional solid-on-solid models , showing the universality of the Airy distribution (5) for interface models with short range elasticity (and without disorder).
Maximum relative height of elastic interfaces in random media
In this respect we note that this extends the study made in made for a family of thermally equilibrated Solid-on-Solid models without disorder, to a disordered system at T = 0.
Maximum relative height of elastic interfaces in random media