I. adjective Etymology: Middle English solide, from Middle French, from Latin solidus; akin to Greek holos whole — more at safe Date: 14th century 1. a. being without an internal cavity <
a solid ball of rubber
b. (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
3. 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
: as a. sound <
solid reasons
b. made firmly and well <
solid furniture
c. reliable <
a solid performer
5. 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
6. 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 • solidly adverbsolidness noun II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a geometrical figure or element (as a cube or sphere) having three dimensions — see volume table 2. 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 solids
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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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