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solid

adjective  /ˈsɑl·ɪd/ us  

solid adjective (FIRM/NOT LIQUID)

having a fixed shape that cannot be changed easily: After flying all night, he was glad to be on solid ground. chemistry A substance that is solid is not a liquid or a gas.

solid adjective (DENSE)

completely packed with material; not hollow: solid rock a solid oak table A solid metal or color is pure and does not have anything else mixed together with it: solid gold a solid blue background

solid adjective (STRONG)

(of objects) made in a way that is strong, or (of a person) strong: It’s a solid house. David has a solid, muscular body.

solid adjective (CERTAIN)

being of a good quality that can be trusted; certain or safe: All the performers showed solid musicianship and technique. Relations between them are based on a solid foundation of friendship and trust.

solid

noun [C]

solid noun [C] (SHAPE)

geometry /ˈsɑl·ɪd/ an object with three dimensions (= height, width, and length): A cube is a solid.

solid noun [C] (FOOD)

   /ˈsɑl·əd/ a food that is not liquid: After the operation, Mrs. Groncki couldn’t eat solids.

solid

adverb [not gradable]  /ˈsɑl·əd/ us  

solid adverb [not gradable] (DENSE)

with no openings; full: He has 54 tin boxes, packed solid with baseball cards.
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