Date: | 1300-1400 |

Language: | Old French |

Origin: | solide, from Latin solidus |

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sol‧id1 S3 W3

1## firm/hard

hard or firm, with a fixed shape, and not a liquid or gas :

2## only one material

consisting completely of one type of material

3## not hollow

having no holes or spaces inside [≠ hollow]:

a solid rubber ball

a shrine carved out of solid rock

4## without spaces

continuous, without any spaces or breaks :

It's not safe to pass when the lines in the middle of the road are solid.

5## strongly made

strong and well made [≠ flimsy]:

a solid piece of furniture

6## good and long-lasting

a solid achievement or solid work is of real, practical, and continuing value :

five years of solid achievement

7## dependable

someone or something that is solid can be depended on or trusted :

You can rely on Wylie for good solid advice.

a solid Labour stronghold (=where people always vote for this party)

8## continuing without interruption

informal used to emphasize that something continues for a long time without any pauses :

The lecture lasted two solid hours.

10## on solid ground

confident because you are dealing with a subject you are sure about, or because you are in a safe situation :

To make sure that he was on solid ground, he confirmed his findings with others.

11## good

British English informal good

12## difficult

British English informal very difficult :

I couldn't do any of the maths last night - it was solid.

13## shape

technicalHM having length, width, and height [= three-dimensional]:

A sphere is a solid figure.

14## in agreement

## be solid

British English to be in complete agreement :

The workers are 100% solid on this issue.

solidly built

hard and not bending: solid, firm, stiff, rigid

meat that is too hard: tough

skin that is old and hard: leathery, calloused

hard and easily broken: brittle

➔ See also hard

Definition of solid from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MATHS

the topic MATHS

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