sol|id1 [ `salıd ] adjective ***
▸ 1 not liquid/gas
▸ 2 with no holes/breaks
▸ 3 strong
▸ 4 with no bad parts
▸ 5 with no pauses
▸ 6 of one substance/color
▸ 7 sensible/loyal
1. ) 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 solid object or shape does not have any holes or empty space inside it:
a solid block of ice
─ compare HOLLOW
a ) a solid line is continuous, with no breaks in it:
a solid line of traffic
3. ) 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.
a ) 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 defense.
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 mom.
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
a ) consisting of only one color, with no pattern:
a wall of solid lime green
7. ) someone who is solid is sensible and can be trusted:
He has a solid family background.
a solid reliable worker
a ) used about someone who is always loyal:
a solid supporter of the Republican party
╾ sol|id|ly adverb
sol|id 2 [ `salıd ] noun count *
1. ) TECHNICAL a substance that is not a liquid or a gas
2. ) a shape that is THREE-DIMENSIONAL, not flat

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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