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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Solid  \Sol"id\,  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  In  this  sense  cubics  now  generally  used 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Solid  \Sol"id\,  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  solid 
  adj  1:  of  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:  {liquid}, 
  {gaseous}] 
  3:  entirely  of  one  substance  with  no  holes  inside;  "solid 
  silver";  "a  solid  block  of  wood"  [ant:  {hollow}] 
  4:  of  one  substance  or  character  throughout;  "solid  gold";  "a 
  solid  color";  "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"  [syn:  {hearty},  {satisfying}, 
  {substantial}] 
  7:  of  good  quality  and  condition;  solidly  built;  "a  solid 
  foundation";  "several  substantial  timber  buildings"  [syn: 
  {strong},  {substantial}] 
  8:  having  high  moral  qualities;  "a  noble  spirit";  "a  solid 
  citizen";  "an  upstanding  man";  "a  worthy  successor"  [syn: 
  {noble},  {upstanding},  {worthy}] 
  9:  not  soft  or  yielding  to  pressure;  "a  firm  mattress";  "the 
  snow  was  firm  underfoot";  "solid  ground"  [syn:  {firm}] 
  10:  having  three  dimensions;  "a  solid  object" 
  11:  incapable  of  being  seen  through  "solid  blackness" 
  12:  entirely  of  a  single  color  throughout;  "a  solid  fabric" 
  [syn:  {self-colored},  {self-coloured}] 
  13:  turned  into  or  covered  with  thick  ice;  "a  brook  frozen 
  solid" 
  14:  acting  together  as  a  single  undiversified  whole;  "a  solid 
  voting  bloc"  [syn:  {unanimous}] 
  n  1:  a  substance  that  is  a  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  an  definite  size  and  shape 
  [syn:  {solidness}] 
  3:  a  three-dimensional  shape 




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