solid


solid
I UK [ˈsɒlɪd] / US [ˈsɑlɪd] adjective ***
1) science a solid substance is firm and hard and is not a liquid or a gas

It remains solid at room temperature.

frozen solid:

The lake was frozen solid.

2)
a) a solid object or shape does not have any holes or empty space inside it

a solid block of ice

b) a solid line is continuous, with no breaks in it

a solid line of traffic

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3)
a) strong enough not to break or become damaged easily

the solid stone walls of the church

The containers have to be solid enough to withstand the pressure.

b) someone who looks solid is big and has a strong firm body
4) completely good, with no mistakes or bad parts

The team was fairly solid on defence.

solid evidence/proof:

Would the evidence be solid enough to convince a jury?

a solid performance:

She gives another solid performance as an unemployed single mother.

5) with no pauses or interruptions

I can't believe I slept for twelve hours solid.

It rained for a solid week.

6) consisting of one substance only

a solid oak bookcase

solid silver cutlery

7)
a) someone who is solid is sensible and can be trusted

He has a solid family background.

a solid reliable worker

b) used about someone who is always loyal

a solid supporter of the Republican party


Derived word:
solidly
adverb
II UK [ˈsɒlɪd] / US [ˈsɑlɪd] noun [countable]
Word forms "solid":
singular solid plural solids
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1) science a substance that is not a liquid or a gas
2) maths a shape that is three-dimensional, not flat

English dictionary. 2014.

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