• (a.) 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.
• (a.) Not hollow; full of matter; as, a solid globe or cone, as
distinguished from a hollow one; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes,
• (a.) Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, a solid
foot contains 1,728 solid inches.
• (a.) Firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding; as, a solid pier;
a solid pile; a solid wall.
• (a.) Applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united
and form an unbroken word; -- opposed to hyphened.
• (a.) Fig.: Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial, as
opposed to frivolous or fallacious; weighty; firm; strong; valid; just;
• (a.) Sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body.
• (a.) Of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or
root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem.
• (a.) Impenetrable; resisting or excluding any other material
particle or atom from any given portion of space; -- applied to the
supposed ultimate particles of matter.
• (a.) Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.
• (a.) United; without division; unanimous; as, the delegation is
solid for a candidate.
• (n.) A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among
its particles; a substance not fluid.
• (n.) A magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness; a part
of space bounded on all sides.