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a good/thorough/solid etc grounding
▪ The aim of the course is to give students a thorough grounding in English pronunciation.
a solid/firm/strong base
▪ A good education should give you a solid base for life.
a sound/firm/solid basis
▪ Drama school may provide a sound basis for an acting career.
be booked solid (=all the seats, tickets etc are sold for a long period)
▪ The restaurant’s booked solid for the whole of the Christmas period.
pure/solid gold
▪ solid gold watches
solid fuel
solid fuel (=a solid substance, such as coal, that is used as a fuel)
▪ The number of homes using solid fuel for heating has decreased.
solid mass
▪ The road was blocked by a solid mass of protesters.
solid rock
▪ Steps had been carved out of the solid rock.
solid silver
▪ cups made of solid silver
solid silver
▪ a solid silver brooch
solid wood
▪ You can install a solid wood door.
solid/firm foundation
▪ The course gives students a solid foundation in the basics of computing.
▪ Now the barriers were back in place, as solid and secure as though they had never been breached at all.
▪ The result: a piece as solid and dependable as a sand castle in high tide.
▪ It was as solid as rock.
▪ The fetal membranes from older embryos are also best handled initially as solid tissue because of difficulties in their mechanical disaggregation.
▪ The house is North Country Jacobean, as solid and safe as could be.
▪ In Figure 3.1a the organisations are shown as solid lines, and the direct payments to them as broken lines.
▪ Its critics list many, not all as solid as they sound: Too complicated.
▪ His body was not as solid and stable as it should be and he was frequently off-line by a few degrees.
▪ Perhaps his brothers were big too, but more solid.
▪ When my daughter seemed to lose interest in breastfeeding and demanded more solid food, I spent several days feeling depressed.
▪ And it is proven to lead to stronger, more solid bones, relieve tension, depression and insomnia.
▪ Neither one offers any thing more solid than a system of analogies.
▪ By now Spurs' defence looked more solid.
▪ It will no longer act as a spring but at least it will give the cabin a more solid base.
▪ As I keep looking and forming shapes, however, something more solid begins to appear.
▪ His previously gaunt frame had put on weight since Hong Kong and he was looking a little more solid.
▪ Annie was so solid and content, she was like a shiny red apple.
▪ But all couples can enhance their own relationships, making their marriages so solid that infidelity is unlikely to occur.
▪ For so solid and unemotional a man he might have been angry, or perhaps only in a hurry.
▪ I was met by a slow but very solid resistance moving down the far bank.
▪ She sat down on a very solid patio chair and knew she was living a nightmare.
▪ It was extremely well built, with buttresses along its eastern side and a very solid paved floor.
▪ Jefferson came to Church youth work with very solid credentials.
▪ He felt very solid and very big.
▪ Not even Julius would be able to break his way through that very solid door.
▪ Speelman has the reputation of being a very solid player with occasional flashes of mercurial originality and brilliance.
▪ All this wet stuff was a legacy from a very solid, very watertight concrete pool of yore.
▪ They have spent ten years perfecting their own blend of rhythm and blues and building up a solid base in the region.
▪ It will no longer act as a spring but at least it will give the cabin a more solid base.
▪ The surface was soggy, but there was a solid base underneath.
▪ Reagan kept a solid base of conservatives by holding fast to his principles.
▪ Despite having a solid base, the rod is still contorted wildly beyond belief.
▪ On the Labour side, there is a solid body of such members who inhabit the Tearoom.
▪ A solid body that reaches the ground intact is called a meteorite.
▪ The two columns of police merged into one solid body of four ranks, ten men to a rank.
▪ The process continues until a solid body of successful generalizations has been established to serve as a reliable source of explanations.
▪ This is the reason we can have solid bodies that do not collapse to a point or radiate away to infinity.
▪ It behaves as a solid body of a particular mass and wind resistance ought to behave.
▪ But it soon came to be realized that any breakaway plasma would disperse into the void rather than condense into solid bodies.
▪ She didn't trust him, but without solid evidence she had no way of proving he was double-dealing.
▪ In fact, we have little solid evidence of the effects of earlier waves of unemployment on old people.
▪ And then, the prior's reluctant to make any accusations against Isambard but on good, solid evidence.
▪ So much solid evidence and no research carried out whatever.
▪ The investigators could not find any solid evidence of a crime.
▪ There is little solid evidence, as yet, to answer such a question with confidence.
▪ Careful observation of how the child manages pieces of solid food can be very informative.
▪ When my daughter seemed to lose interest in breastfeeding and demanded more solid food, I spent several days feeling depressed.
▪ There is a critical or sensitive period for the introduction of solid food between 7 and 10 months of age.
▪ On the phone I had been warned to take no solid food for three hours prior to the test.
▪ Introducing solids A gradual thickening of baby food is often a preferable way to introduce more solid food.
▪ Only earnest, solid food that had dough as its base truly interested her.
▪ Finger foods can be introduced as a way of showing the child that solid food can have an interesting taste.
▪ Yet Snyder continued the protest, demanding the parish make some unspecified commitment to the poor before he would take solid food.
▪ In its solid form it poses no great risk.
▪ At those temperatures and pressures, methane combines with water into a solid form called a gas hydrate.
▪ Nevertheless, Cézanne had intuitively evolved a means of explaining the nature of solid forms in a new, very thorough way.
▪ X-rays', would be seen by those artists as pictorial verifications of the insubstantiality of solid forms.
▪ Picasso approached Cubism, however, primarily through his interest in analysing and investigating the nature of solid forms.
▪ They dug solid foundations, spending a lot of time pouring concrete into four pits.
▪ Local autonomy thus rested upon a solid foundation.
▪ Decayed, warped and neglected, it stood proudly on its solid foundations, displaying a still sturdy brick frame.
▪ Much like any brick or block wall, an interlocking block wall needs a solid foundation.
▪ At the end of the first week you will have a solid foundation on which to build in future weeks.
▪ They had a solid foundation in reading, writing, math, and other core skills.
▪ City: Property without solid foundations Bricks and mortar were once thought to be be as good as money in the bank.
▪ Such a person lived and, in a sense floated on the air, without a solid foundation.
▪ At Naïm, House of Hair &038; Beauty you can treat yourself to solid gold highlights!
▪ Each piece is individually made in solid gold and set with the world's finest alternative to diamonds.
▪ Quite often features of their palaces would be described as made of solid gold, which were in fact merely brass.
▪ At last he succeeded in hauling himself over the boundary wall to the solid ground that marked the edge of Old Ashfield property.
▪ For centuries people have scoured the solid ground in search of the causes of these catastrophic events.
▪ Water, not solid ground, lay beneath.
▪ If these researchers are right, the ramifications of this continental shifting may also extend beyond the oceans and solid ground.
▪ I sat on solid ground, my back against a tree.
▪ Lowell, thrust into the present day and on to solid ground, agreed that he wasn't much good at it.
▪ Similarly, when Dole asserts that Clinton reduced the office of drug czar by 83 percent, he is on solid ground.
▪ They were in a solid line, between them and the gate.
▪ The solid lines of certainty gave way to the broken lines of uncertainty.
▪ There, stretching from the foreshore to the Wall, was a solid line of soldiers.
▪ In Figure 3.1a the organisations are shown as solid lines, and the direct payments to them as broken lines.
▪ The solid lines are the background spectrum and the dots are the spectrum measured over the cell.
▪ The solid lines mark the edge of the mylar sheet, the dotted lines the boundary between the two motifs.
▪ To the Gaijin rear Jotan's five hundred were a solid mass cutting off the line of retreat.
▪ The drained curd, now a solid mass, is turned out of the muslin and the really hard work of milling begins.
▪ Walls can be cut half-way down or at either side to form dividing slabs rather than solid masses.
▪ The hygroscopic mixture got damp; when the humidity went down again it caked into an intractable solid mass.
▪ What remains is converted into solid material for elimination as faeces.
▪ The glass transition Glass, familiar for centuries, is a solid material showing no crystalline structure.
▪ Such was the case with the idea that hydrogen fusion might occur at moderate temperatures within solid materials.
▪ This could result from a structural change in a single solid material, though no suitable materials are known.
▪ Because if they didn't, then all solid matter would simply turn to vapour.
▪ This new instrument found the first direct evidence of solid matter surrounding stars other than our Sun.
▪ When a cosmic-ray encounters solid matter then in most cases it penetrates only a few millimetres and leaves a detectable track.
▪ It was the only solid matter they would meet this side of Jupiterstill two hundred million miles away.
▪ Separating the solid matter for aerobic fermentation into manure also cuts the risk.
▪ Ladies and gentlemen, I have now proved that solid matter of all kinds is mere illusion.
▪ The village will be made of solid oak and then exported, flat-pack style, to Tokyo.
▪ His cell was eight by fifteen with a solid oak door supported by steel bands.
▪ It is solid oak, not veneer.
▪ Made from solid oak with veneered interiors, the wood has been limed to enhance the grain.
▪ But the point is that it's solid oak.
▪ The solid oak staff caught Guy a brutal blow on his wounded arm.
▪ He was the only one who matched the colourfully embroidered wall-hangings and solid oak furniture of the private solar.
▪ When the vibrations meet a solid object like a wall or window it will respond by vibrating,.
▪ But the feat would be impossible if the wave were a solid object.
▪ It is suggested that the bat hears echoes of its own squeaks rebounding from solid objects.
▪ In fact, vibrations travel through solid objects at fixed speeds, just as sound travels through air at a fixed speed.
▪ The signals reflected back from solid objects like these skulls form an image which can be enhanced by a computer.
▪ And why are their legs so easily detached by seemingly light collisions with solid objects?
▪ Sound waves travel more easily through solid objects than through the air.
▪ From water level as you approach through the rock garden it looks like one solid rock barrier.
▪ It marked the point where the solid rock of the mantle changed into molten iron.
▪ Mr Glen said the bypass would have to be blasted out of solid rock.
▪ When the cofferdams were finished, the engineers turned to the next task-stripping the canyon abutments to expose fresh clean solid rock.
▪ About 1861 it was decided to map the superficial deposits in addition to the solid rocks and to show them on published maps.
▪ From above, the sandstone looks like solid rock, terminating at a 20-foot cliff.
▪ The solid rocks have been weathered to form loose soil.
▪ Thirteen hundred workmen were blasting their way, day and night, through the solid rock, 160 feet below the town.
▪ The black brows knit, and solid silver laurels bobbed.
▪ I can't really imagine it shedding that solid silver butcher's hook, but who knows?
▪ It was used to produce a cheaper form of tableware than solid silver.
▪ Lucker feels a tug, and reels in a beautiful sea trout, a bullet of solid silver muscle.
▪ Solid value in solid silver will pay dividends, but will it show you a profit?
▪ A miniature oak four-poster bed is £30 and a solid silver canteen of cutlery is £44.
▪ Four coins from his mint there are extant; two of them are solid silver, and two are plated.
▪ But it was solid silver - and the inscription must have cost a bit as well.
▪ A series of simple push-buttons on the solid state device enables the required temperature range to be set precisely.
▪ However, because of the two dithiadiazole functionalities at either end of the molecule, the solid state structure is polymeric rather than dimeric.
▪ The rate at which solid state sintering occurs is approximately inversely proportional to the particle size involved.
▪ Industrial problems involving lasers, solid state or quantum electronics and the development of materials to withstand exotic conditions are all interdisciplinary.
▪ A crystal is just a large orderly array of atoms or molecules in the solid state.
▪ Numerous 1,2 dithiadiazoles have been isolated and several solid state structures have been determined.
▪ These solid state stereo units are only 1U high and fit into a 19 inch rack space.
▪ It finds no solid support anywhere, either materially or intellectually.
▪ As usual, Santos as the long-suffering Becker and Margolin as the insufferable Angel provide solid support.
▪ The area of solid wall became less and the design correspondingly more complex.
▪ Within the solid walls of temple compounds in Kyoto or Nara, Charles began to relax.
▪ Her hands tensed against the solid wall of his chest, feeling the warm, muscular tautness of him.
▪ The people in front pushed back against the solid wall of humanity behind them.
▪ It also has other economic advantages in that it requires fewer facing bricks than solid walls!
▪ Simple stone cottages with solid walls are a good bet.
▪ Some cold walls, especially in old houses with solid walls, draw atmospheric moisture to them, rather as windows do.
▪ Aluminium smelters are only one of a score of industries which now pollute the total environment with fluoride emissions and solid wastes.
▪ Dissolved metals form a solid waste.
▪ Last year solid waste totalled 227,000 tonnes but this is forecast to fall to 206,000 tonnes this year.
▪ For many years, solid waste was incinerated.
▪ The licensing of tip sites for the disposal of solid waste requires similar inspections.
▪ Their goal is to recycle all air, water and solid wastes using mechanical and chemical processes as well as plants.
▪ It is obvious from this that a family's solid wastes will not be adequate to meet their cooking needs.
▪ Another employee group studied problems in solid waste, where waiting time at the Energy Recovery Plant was delaying drivers every afternoon.
▪ A solid wood stem and mahogany floors and stiffeners complete the basic construction which has been particularly cleanly executed by West Custom.
▪ Occasionally, some one would use butcher block, solid wood, copper, stainless steel, marble or some other exotic surface.
▪ Passing discreetly through the solid wood of the garage door he slid right into the skulking Omally.
▪ The earliest glazing bars were quite thick, as they were hand cut from solid wood.
▪ We custom-build beautiful kitchens in solid woods, or in any painted finish, to the very highest standards.
▪ It also cleaned fire-charred beams and exposed the structural soundness of the underlying solid wood.
▪ Choose from solid woods and a range of finishes.
▪ Freeth introduced surfing to California on his 200-pound solid wood board.
(as) solid/steady as a rock
▪ It was as solid as rock.
▪ It was simply not admissible that something as blatantly solid as a rock could have come from the heavens.
▪ Peter was as steady as a rock, keeping the ball on the fairway and hitting nearly every green in regulation.
▪ Skipper Alan Kernaghan again led by example, with Nicky Mohan solid as a rock alongside him.
▪ The door was solid as rock.
waste/solid/organic/vegetable etc matter
▪ After all, it eventually produces waste matter.
▪ Because if they didn't, then all solid matter would simply turn to vapour.
▪ It tells you just about how much organic matter is present.
▪ It was the only solid matter they would meet this side of Jupiterstill two hundred million miles away.
▪ Some organic matter is needed in order to produce nice specimens.
▪ The quantity needed may, however, vary according to the quantity of organic matter in the raw water.
▪ Urban refuse is 75 percent organic matter.
▪ You can improve your soil by adding organic matter.
Solid colors would be more flattering than stripes.
▪ a solid chocolate bunny
▪ a solid gold necklace
▪ a solid green background
▪ a company with a solid reputation
▪ After eight solid hours of driving, I was exhausted.
▪ During winter the lake became a solid block of ice.
▪ He rapped his knuckles against the body of the sink unit. It was as solid as a rock.
▪ I was so seasick that it was a relief to be back on solid ground.
▪ Is the baby eating solid foods yet?
▪ Nobody really wants to sit through four solid hours of someone else's wedding video.
▪ rows of solid little houses built of local stone
▪ The antiques dealer guessed that the furniture was Victorian and solid mahogany.
▪ The door was made of solid steel.
▪ The figure was carved out of a solid block of wood.
▪ The marchers were met by a solid wall of police officers.
▪ The table seemed solid enough, so I climbed up onto it.
▪ Wegman's writing combines solid reporting with a sense of humor.
▪ Already they've scaled up their fluid star-burst psychedelia into something that sounds more suited to outdoor festivals than stuffed solid mini-venues.
▪ For centuries people have scoured the solid ground in search of the causes of these catastrophic events.
▪ However, because of the two dithiadiazole functionalities at either end of the molecule, the solid state structure is polymeric rather than dimeric.
▪ She had it dribble with solid drops of wine.
▪ Similarly, when Dole asserts that Clinton reduced the office of drug czar by 83 percent, he is on solid ground.
▪ The doors of the church seemed less solid than the doors of his father's house.
▪ This is solid work, the main essay in particular.
▪ We have reached a level at which you see a solid round of profit-taking.
▪ Water changes from a liquid to a solid when it freezes.
▪ Whether you prefer solids or stripes, polo shirts are big for school this fall.
▪ However, unlike solids, the attractive forces are not sufficient to hold the particles together in a regular structure.
▪ Notice that the magnitudes of the values for solids are much greater than those for gases.
▪ The conducting properties of solids vary widely.
▪ These solids are said to be amorphous.
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.]

  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.

  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.

    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.

  7. Sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body.
    --I. Watts.

  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. [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.

  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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "three-dimensional figure," from solid (adj.). Meaning "a solid substance" is from 1690s. Compare also solidus; Latin solidus (adj.) was used as a noun meaning "an entire sum; a solid body."


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.

  1. n. 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 [syn: solidness]

  3. a three-dimensional shape

  1. adj. of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous; "ice is water in the solid state" [ant: liquid, gaseous]

  2. of good substantial quality; "solid comfort"; "a solid base hit"

  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. acting together as a single undiversified whole; "a solid voting bloc" [syn: unanimous]

Solid (disambiguation)

Solid most commonly refers to a phase (or state) of matter.

Solid may also refer to:

Solid (U.D.O. album)

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 (Grant Green album)

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 (Michael Henderson album)

Solid is the debut album by American bass guitarist Michael Henderson. Released in 1976 on Buddah Records.

Solid (song)

"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 (Mandrill album)

Solid is the sixth album by the band Mandrill, based in Brooklyn, New York.

Solid (Groundhogs album)

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 (Woody Shaw album)

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.

SOLID (object-oriented design)

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.