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SOLID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does solid mean? 

SOLID (noun)
  The noun SOLID has 3 senses:

1. a substance 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
3. a three-dimensional shape

  Familiarity information: SOLID used as a noun is uncommon.


SOLID (adjective)
  The adjective SOLID has 15 senses:

1. of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous
2. characterized by good substantial quality
3. entirely of one substance with no holes inside
4. of one substance or character throughout
5. uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks
6. providing abundant nourishment
7. of good quality and condition; solidly built
8. not soft or yielding to pressure
9. having three dimensions
10. incapable of being seen through
11. financially sound
12. of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial
13. of the same color throughout
14. morally admirable
15. acting together as a single undiversified whole

  Familiarity information: SOLID used as an adjective is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOLID (noun)


Sense 1solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A substance that is solid at room temperature and pressure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("solid" is a kind of...):

matter; substance (that which has mass and occupies space)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "solid"):

dry ice (solidified carbon dioxide; dry ice sublimates at -78.5 C and is used mainly as a refrigerant)

powder; pulverisation; pulverization (a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized)

crystal (a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure)

glass (a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure)

plastic (generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives)

precipitate (a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering)

food; solid food (any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment)

vitrification (a vitrified substance; the glassy result of being vitrified)


Sense 2solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

solid state; solidness; solid

Hypernyms ("solid" is a kind of...):

state; state of matter ((chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container))


Sense 3solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A three-dimensional shape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("solid" is a kind of...):

form; shape (the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "solid"):

convex shape; convexity (a shape that curves or bulges outward)

frustum (a truncated cone or pyramid; the part that is left when a cone or pyramid is cut by a plane parallel to the base and the apical part is removed)

ovoid (an egg-shaped object)

block; cube (a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides)

cast; mold; stamp (the distinctive form in which a thing is made)

toroid (the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus)

polyhedron (a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces)

cylinder (a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases))

concave shape; concavity; incurvation; incurvature (a shape that curves or bends inward)


SOLID (adjective)


Sense 1solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous

Context example:

ice is water in the solid state

Similar:

semisolid (partly solid; having a rigidity and viscosity intermediate between a solid and a liquid)

dry (used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones)

congealed; jelled; jellied (congealed into jelly; solidified by cooling)

concrete (formed by the coalescence of particles)

coagulated; solidified (changed into a solid mass)

solid-state (characteristic of or relating to the physical properties of solid materials especially electromagnetic or thermodynamic or structural properties of crystalline solids)

solid-state (consisting of semiconductor materials and components and related devices)

Also:

hard (resisting weight or pressure)

Attribute:

state; state of matter ((chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container))

Antonym:

gaseous (existing as or having characteristics of a gas)

liquid (existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow)


Sense 2solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by good substantial quality

Context examples:

solid comfort / a solid base hit

Similar:

good (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified)


Sense 3solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Entirely of one substance with no holes inside

Context example:

a solid block of wood

Similar:

massive (being the same substance throughout)

Attribute:

solidity (state of having the interior filled with matter)

Antonym:

hollow (not solid; having a space or gap or cavity)


Sense 4solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of one substance or character throughout

Context examples:

solid gold / carved out of solid rock

Similar:

homogeneous; homogenous (all of the same or similar kind or nature)


Sense 5solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks

Context examples:

a solid line across the page / solid sheets of water

Similar:

unbroken (marked by continuous or uninterrupted extension in space or time or sequence)


Sense 6solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Providing abundant nourishment

Synonyms:

hearty; satisfying; square; substantial; solid

Context examples:

a hearty meal / good solid food / ate a substantial breakfast / four square meals a day

Similar:

wholesome (conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being)


Sense 7solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of good quality and condition; solidly built

Synonyms:

substantial; strong; solid

Context examples:

a solid foundation / several substantial timber buildings

Similar:

sound (in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay)


Sense 8solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not soft or yielding to pressure

Synonyms:

firm; solid

Context examples:

a firm mattress / the snow was firm underfoot / solid ground

Similar:

hard (resisting weight or pressure)


Sense 9solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having three dimensions

Context example:

a solid object

Similar:

cubic; three-dimensional (having three dimensions)


Sense 10solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incapable of being seen through

Context example:

solid blackness

Similar:

opaque (not clear; not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy)


Sense 11solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Financially sound

Context example:

the bank is solid and will survive this attack

Similar:

sound (financially secure and safe)


Sense 12solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial

Context examples:

work of solid scholarship / based on solid facts

Similar:

serious (concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities)


Sense 13solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of the same color throughout

Synonyms:

self-colored; self-coloured; solid

Context example:

solid color

Similar:

homogeneous; homogenous (all of the same or similar kind or nature)


Sense 14solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Morally admirable

Synonyms:

upstanding; worthy; solid

Context example:

a worthy citizen

Similar:

good (morally admirable)


Sense 15solid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acting together as a single undiversified whole

Synonyms:

unanimous; whole; solid

Context example:

a solid voting bloc

Similar:

undiversified (not diversified)


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