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Solid    : [s'ɑləd]
Solid \Sol"id\ (s[o^]l"[i^]d), a. [L. solidus, probably akin to
sollus whole, entire, Gr. ???: cf. F. solide. Cf.
{Consolidate},{Soda}, {Solder}, {Soldier}, {Solemn}.]
1. 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.
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2. Not hollow; full of matter; as, a solid globe or cone, as
distinguished from a {hollow} one; not spongy; dense;
hence, sometimes, heavy.
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3. (Arith.) Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as,
a solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.
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Note: In this sense, cubics now generally used.
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4. Firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding; as, a solid
pier; a solid pile; a solid wall.
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5. Applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united
and form an unbroken word; -- opposed to {hyphened}.
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6. Fig.: Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial, as
opposed to {frivolous} or {fallacious}; weighty; firm;
strong; valid; just; genuine.
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The solid purpose of a sincere and virtuous answer.
--Milton.
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These, wanting wit, affect gravity, and go by the
name of solid men. --Dryden.
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The genius of the Italians wrought by solid toil
what the myth-making imagination of the Germans had
projected in a poem. --J. A.
Symonds.
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7. Sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body. --I.
Watts.
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8. (Bot.) Of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a
bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem.
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9. (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.
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10. (Print.) Not having the lines separated by leads; not
open.
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11. United; without division; unanimous; as, the delegation
is solid for a candidate. [Polit. Cant. U.S.]
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{Solid angle}. (Geom.) See under {Angle}.

{Solid color}, an even color; one not shaded or variegated.


{Solid green}. See {Emerald green}
(a), under {Green}.

{Solid measure} (Arith.), a measure for volumes, in which the
units are each a cube of fixed linear magnitude, as a
cubic foot, yard, or the like; thus, a foot, in solid
measure, or a solid foot, contains 1,728 solid inches.

{Solid newel} (Arch.), a newel into which the ends of winding
stairs are built, in distinction from a hollow newel. See
under {Hollow}, a.

{Solid problem} (Geom.), a problem which can be construed
geometrically, only by the intersection of a circle and a
conic section or of two conic sections. --Hutton.

{Solid square} (Mil.), a square body or troops in which the
ranks and files are equal.
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Syn: Hard; firm; compact; strong; substantial; stable; sound;
real; valid; true; just; weighty; profound; grave;
important.

Usage: {Solid}, {Hard}. These words both relate to the
internal constitution of bodies; but hardnotes a more
impenetrable nature or a firmer adherence of the
component parts than solid. Hard is opposed to soft,
and solid to fluid, liquid, open, or hollow. Wood is
usually solid; but some kinds of wood are hard, and
others are soft.
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Repose you there; while I [return] to this hard
house,
More harder than the stones whereof 't is
raised. --Shak.
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I hear his thundering voice resound,
And trampling feet than shake the solid ground.
--Dryden.
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Solid \Sol"id\, n.
1. A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among
its particles; a substance not fluid.
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2. (Geom.) A magnitude which has length, breadth, and
thickness; a part of space bounded on all sides.
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{Solid of revolution}. (Geom.) See {Revolution}, n., 5.
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solid
adj 1: characterized by good substantial quality; "solid
comfort"; "a solid base hit"
2: of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor
gaseous; "ice is water in the solid state" [ant: {gaseous},
{liquid}]
3: entirely of one substance with no holes inside; "a solid
block of wood" [ant: {hollow}]
4: of one substance or character throughout; "solid gold";
"carved out of solid rock"
5: uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks; "a solid
line across the page"; "solid sheets of water"
6: providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid
food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a
day" [synonym: {hearty}, {satisfying}, {solid}, {square},
{substantial}]
7: of good quality and condition; solidly built; "a solid
foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings" [synonym:
{solid}, {strong}, {substantial}]
8: not soft or yielding to pressure; "a firm mattress"; "the
snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground" [synonym: {firm},
{solid}]
9: having three dimensions; "a solid object"
10: impenetrable for the eye; "solid blackness"
11: financially sound; "the bank is solid and will survive this
attack"
12: of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial;
"work of solid scholarship"; "based on solid facts"
13: meriting respect or esteem; "an upstanding member of the
community" [synonym: {upstanding}, {solid}]
14: of the same color throughout; "solid color" [synonym: {solid},
{self-colored}, {self-coloured}]
15: acting together as a single undiversified whole; "a solid
voting bloc" [synonym: {solid}, {unanimous}, {whole}]
n 1: matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
2: 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
[synonym: {solid}, {solidness}, {solid state}]
3: a three-dimensional shape

353 Moby Thesaurus words for "solid":
OK, a certain, abiding, able to pay, ace-high, adamantine,
agreeing, an, any, any one, appreciable, at one, at one with,
atomic, authentic, authoritative, bad, balanced, bang-up, binding,
blank, block, body, bony, bonzer, boss, bristling, bulky, bully,
but good, cake, calculable, carried by acclamation, cement,
cemental, changeless, chock-full, close, close-knit,
close-textured, close-woven, clump, cluster, cogent, compact,
compacted, complete, compressed, concentrated, concordant,
concrete, concretion, concurrent, condensed, congested,
conglomerate, conglomeration, consentaneous, consentient,
consistent, consolidated, constant, continuing, continuous,
convincing, cool, corking, corneous, crackerjack, crammed,
crammed full, crawling, crowded, cubic, dandy, decent, delicious,
dense, dependable, developed, diamondlike, downright, ducky,
durable, dure, dynamic, effective, either, enduring, entire,
estimable, exclusive, fab, faithful, faithworthy, fast, fiducial,
fine and dandy, firm, firm as Gibraltar, firmly, fixed, flintlike,
flinty, forceful, frozen, full, full-fledged, full-grown,
full-scale, gear, genuine, global, gluey, good, good for,
granitelike, granitic, great, groovy, hard, hard as nails,
hardhearted, hardly, heavy, homogeneous, honest-to-God, horny, hot,
hunky-dory, immobile, immutable, impenetrable, impermeable,
imperturbable, in agreement, in equilibrium, incontestable,
incontrovertible, indisputable, individual, indivisible,
infrangible, intact, integral, intensive, invincible, inviolate,
iron-hard, ironlike, irreducible, irrefutable, jam-packed, jam-up,
jammed, just, just dandy, keen, knot, lapideous, lasting,
law-abiding, lawful, legal, legitimate, like-minded, lithoid,
lithoidal, logical, lone, lump, made of iron, marble, marblelike,
marvy, mass, massive, material, mature, matured, mean, mighty,
monadic, monistic, neat, nifty, nobby, node, nonporous, obdurate,
of a piece, of one accord, of one mind, okay, one, osseous,
out of sight, packed, palpable, peachy, peachy-keen, permanent,
perpetual, persistent, persuasive, ponderable, populous, potent,
powerful, predictable, provable, proved, pure, quiescent, rational,
real, reasonable, regular, reliable, remaining, resistant,
resistive, rigid, ripe, ripping, rocklike, rocky, rugged, rum,
satisfactory, satisfying, scrumptious, secure, self-consistent,
sensible, serried, simple, single, singular, slap-up, smashing,
sober, sole, solid body, solidly, solitary, solvent,
something else, sound, spiffing, spiffy, stable, stalwart, static,
stationary, staunch, staying, steadfast, steady, steellike, steely,
stonelike, stony, stout, straight, strong, stunning, sturdy,
substantial, substantive, sufficient, sure, surefire, sustained,
swarming, swell, tangible, teeming, telling, thick, thick-growing,
thickset, thorough, three-dimensional, through-and-through, torpid,
total, tough, true, true-blue, trustworthy, trusty, unabbreviated,
unadulterated, unalloyed, unaltered, unanalyzable, unanimous,
unbreakable, unbroken, unchallenged, unchangeable, unchanged,
unchanging, unchecked, uncontested, uncontradicted, uncontroverted,
uncut, undestroyed, undiminished, undivided, unexpurgated,
unfading, unfailing, unflappable, unflinching, uniform, unindebted,
uninterrupted, unique, unitary, unmixed, unopposed, unrelieved,
unshakable, unshakeable, unshaky, unshifting, unvaried, unvarying,
unwavering, unyielding, upright, upstanding, valid, vigorous,
viscid, viscose, viscous, weighty, well-balanced, well-built,
well-constructed, well-founded, well-grounded, well-made, whole,
with one consent, with one voice, without nerves, wizard, worthy




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