Crossword clues for solid
- Not iffy
- A three-dimensional shape
- And retains an definite size and shape
- Resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it
- The state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress
- A snowflake is one
- Geometric figure
- Like Gibraltar
- Excellent, to a jazzman
- Not liquid
- Word with South or citizen
- Cube or orb
- Neither liquid nor gaseous
- Hamlet's "too too ___ flesh"
- Kind of geometry
- Sphere, e.g.
- Three-dimensional figure
- Completely reliable
- Like a rock
- Financially sound
- Not flimsy
- Sphere, say
- ___ as a rock
- Not shaky
- Sphere or cube
- Not striped, as a billiard ball
- Nonliquid state
- Not liquid or gaseous
- *Sphere or cube
- It's not liquid
- Sphere or pyramid
- Cube or sphere
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
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.
Not hollow; full of matter; as, a solid globe or cone, as distinguished from a hollow one; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes, heavy.
(Arith.) Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, a solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.
Note: In this sense, cubics now generally used.
Firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding; as, a solid pier; a solid pile; a solid wall.
Applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united and form an unbroken word; -- opposed to hyphened.
The solid purpose of a sincere and virtuous answer.
These, wanting wit, affect gravity, and go by the name of solid men.
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.
Sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body.
(Bot.) Of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem.
(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.
(Print.) Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.
United; without division; unanimous; as, the delegation is solid for a candidate. [Polit. Cant. U.S.]
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.
Solid square (Mil.), a square body or troops in which the ranks and files are equal.
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.
Repose you there; while I [return] to this hard house, More harder than the stones whereof 't is raised.
I hear his thundering voice resound, And trampling feet than shake the solid ground.
Solid \Sol"id\, n.
A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid.
(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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "not empty or hollow," from Old French solide "firm, dense, compact," from Latin solidus "firm, whole, undivided, entire," figuratively "sound, trustworthy, genuine," from PIE *sol-ido-, suffixed form of root *sol- "whole" (cognates: Greek holos "whole," Latin salus "health," salvus "safe;" see safe (adj.)).\n
\nMeaning "firm, hard, compact" is from 1530s. Meaning "entirely of the same stuff" is from 1710. Of qualities, "well-established, considerable" c.1600. As a mere intensifier, 1830. Slang sense of "wonderful, remarkable" first attested 1920 among jazz musicians. As an adverb, "solidly, completely," 1650s. Solid South in U.S. political history is attested from 1858. Solid state as a term in physics is recorded from 1953; meaning "employing printed circuits and solid transistors" (as opposed to wires and vacuum tubes) is from 1959. Related: Solidly.
a. 1 In the state of a solid; not fluid. 2 large, massive. 3 Lacking holes or hollows; ''as'' solid gold, solid chocolate. adv. 1 solidly. 2 (context not comparable typography English) Without spaces or hyphens. n. 1 (context chemistry English) A substance in the fundamental state of matter that retains its size and shape without need of a container (as opposed to a liquid or gas). 2 (context geometry English) A three-dimensional figure (as opposed to a surface, an area, or a curve). 3 (context informal English) A favor. 4 An article of clothing which is of a single color throughout. 5 (context in the plural English) Food which is not liquid-based.
n. a substance that is solid at room temperature and pressure
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 [syn: solidness]
a three-dimensional shape
of good substantial quality; "solid comfort"; "a solid base hit"
entirely of one substance with no holes inside; "solid silver"; "a solid block of wood" [ant: hollow]
of one substance or character throughout; "solid gold"; "a solid color"; "carved out of solid rock"
uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks; "a solid line across the page"; "solid sheets of water"
not soft or yielding to pressure; "a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground" [syn: firm]
having three dimensions; "a solid object"
incapable of being seen through; "solid blackness"
acting together as a single undiversified whole; "a solid voting bloc" [syn: unanimous]
Solid most commonly refers to a phase (or state) of matter.
Solid may also refer to:
Solid is U.D.O.'s fifth album. After the previous album, Udo Dirkschneider had been busy with the reunion of his old band Accept, which resulted in three albums.
Accept's drummer Stefan Kaufmann joined U.D.O. as a guitar player on this album.
The album was recorded and mixed at ROXX Studios in Pulheim.
Solid is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1964 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1979.
Solid is the debut album by American bass guitarist Michael Henderson. Released in 1976 on Buddah Records.
"Solid" is a hit single recorded by the husband-and-wife songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson. It was featured on the 1984 album Solid, and released as a single in November of that year.
It was written by the two and follows a similar template of most of their hits for other artists, except with a slight 1980s inflection to the music. In the lyrics, the narrators of the song celebrate the fact that, through all the difficulties and problems their relationship has faced, they made their love stronger by learning how to forgive and trust each other, and their love for one another remains "solid as a rock".
It was their biggest hit as performers, topping the U.S. R&B chart, peaking at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and peaking at number three on the UK Singles Chart in 1985. It was the 16th best-selling single of 1985 in the UK.
In 2009, Ashford & Simpson remade the song in honor of President Barack Obama, calling it "Solid (As Barack)".
Solid is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being liquid, gas, and plasma). It is characterized by structural rigidity and resistance to changes of shape or volume. Unlike a liquid, a solid object does not flow to take on the shape of its container, nor does it expand to fill the entire volume available to it like a gas does. The atoms in a solid are tightly bound to each other, either in a regular geometric lattice ( crystalline solids, which include metals and ordinary ice) or irregularly (an amorphous solid such as common window glass).
The branch of physics that deals with solids is called solid-state physics, and is the main branch of condensed matter physics (which also includes liquids). Materials science is primarily concerned with the physical and chemical properties of solids. Solid-state chemistry is especially concerned with the synthesis of novel materials, as well as the science of identification and chemical composition.
Solid is the sixth album by the band Mandrill, based in Brooklyn, New York.
Solid is a 1974 blues rock album recorded by The Groundhogs, originally released by WWA Records. It was arranged, composed, engineered and produced by band member Tony McPhee. It entered the UK album charts in July 1974 reaching number 31 but remained in the charts for only one week.
Solid is an album led by trumpeter Woody Shaw which was recorded in 1986 and released on the Muse label. Solid was reissued by Mosaic Records as part of Woody Shaw: The Complete Muse Sessions in 2013.
In computer programming, SOLID (single responsibility, open-closed, Liskov substitution, interface segregation and dependency inversion) is a mnemonic acronym introduced by Michael Feathers for the "first five principles" named by Robert C. Martin in the early 2000s that stands for five basic principles of object-oriented programming and design. The intention is that these principles, when applied together, will make it more likely that a programmer will create a system that is easy to maintain and extend over time. The principles of SOLID are guidelines that can be applied while working on software to remove code smells by causing the programmer to refactor the software's source code until it is both legible and extensible. It is part of an overall strategy of agile and Adaptive Software Development.
Usage examples of "solid".
In such positions the growth of forms which secrete solid skeletons is so rapid that great walls of their remains accumulate next the shore, the mass being built outwardly by successive growths until the realm of the land may be extended for scores of miles into the deep.
The solid gold throne carved with the insignias of all the Allegiancy species filled her view.
The sun has burned away the mist, disclosing an almost solid mass of transports to seaward, beaches swarming with amphtracs and men, troops moving through cornfields toward the tableland, landing craft forming waves, earlier waves retracting.
Acting on a trained reflex he had had drummed into him throughout his apprenticeship, he flung up a defensive shield without thinking, a telekinetic barrier against anything solid that might come his way.
The normative astronaut was Hickory Lee: quiet, fearfully efficient, solid drinker off duty, quick to anger if his rights were trespassed, and average in almost every other human reaction.
Usually she was far ahead of him in her shrewd analysis of the astronaut program, and her witty observations on the other men of the Solid Six were startling in their perceptions.
Andrew was good copy, in a way the solid policemen and experts from ballistics could not be, however revealing, or obfuscating their testimony had been.
He is the first mate on a barkentine, a solid man, quite admirable, really.
Her Hands ignored this philosophical inquiry and proceeded to make room for herself at the hearth, swinging her solid little bum deftly back and forth like a battering ram.
The batture was a solid granny-knot of brush, saplings, weeds, and snags-a nearly-impenetrable snarl of desiccated roots and branches, occupied by birds, turtles, snakes of every variety, alligators, and upon occasion runaway slaves.
Told her of the family troubles, of the lore surrounding the solid gold beastie, that it was worth several thousand pounds, that it belonged to them.
Now the Court Mage of Galadorna was striding wearily bedward, looking forward to some solid hours of staring up into the darkness and getting some real thinking work done on the governance of a feud-festering little kingdom.
I was conjuring up a clubhouse full of older English doctors, bespectacled and bewigged, presenting the talented young woman with this solid gold token of their respect.
As Bester vanished along the below-ground ramp, he sauntered towards a solid bench planted a hundred yards away.
But in the night Laura dreamed that Pa was playing the wild storm-tune on his fiddle and when she screamed to him to stop, the tune was a blinding blizzard swirling around her and it had frozen her to solid ice.