Solid

Definition of Solid

Sol´id   Pronunciation: sǒl´ĭd
a.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.
2.Not hollow; full of matter; as, a solid globe or cone, as distinguished from a hollow one; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes, heavy.
3.(Arith.) Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, a solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.
4.Firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding; as, a solid pier; a solid pile; a solid wall.
5.Applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united and form an unbroken word; - opposed to hyphened.
6.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.
- Milton.
These, wanting wit, affect gravity, and go by the name of solid men.
- Dryden.
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.
7.Sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body.
8.(Bot.) Of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem.
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.
10.(Print.) Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.
11.United; without division; unanimous; as, the delegation is solid for a candidate.
Solid angle
(Geom.) See under Angle.
Solid color
an even color; one not shaded or variegated.
Solid green
a - 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.
Solid square
(Mil.) a square body or troops in which the ranks and files are equal.
- Hutton.
Repose you there; while I [return] to this hard house,
More harder than the stones whereof 't is raised.
- Shak.
I hear his thundering voice resound,
And trampling feet than shake the solid ground.
- Dryden.
n.1.A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid.
2.(Geom.) A magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness; a part of space bounded on all sides.
Solid of revolution
(Geom.) See Revolution, n., 5.

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