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solidadjective

us   /ˈsɑl·ɪd/
  • 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.

solidnoun [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)

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

solidadverb [not gradable]

us   /ˈsɑl·əd/
with no openings; full: He has 54 tin boxes, packed solid with baseball cards.
(Definition of solid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"solid" in British English

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solidadjective

uk   /ˈsɒl.ɪd/ us   /ˈsɑː.lɪd/
  • solid adjective (HARD)

B2 hard or firm, keeping a clear shape: solid ground a solid object a solid structure
B2 completely hard or firm all through an object, or without any spaces or holes: solid rock a solid oak table solid doors/walls a solid line of traffic The lecture hall was packed solid (with students).
C1 A solid metal or colour is pure and does not have anything else mixed together with it: solid gold/silver candlesticks a white rose on a solid blue background

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  • solid adjective (NOT LIQUID/GAS)

C1 not liquid or gas: Liquid and solid waste is collected in the tank. Freeze the mixture for about three hours or so until solid.
Solid food is not in liquid form, especially when given to babies or people who are ill: That rice pudding was the first solid food he's eaten since his operation.

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  • solid adjective (CONTINUOUS)

continuing for a period of time without stopping: I slept for eleven solid hours. The hotel was booked solid all of December.

solidnoun

uk   /ˈsɒl.ɪd/ us   /ˈsɑː.lɪd/
(Definition of solid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"solid" in Business English

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solidadjective

uk   /ˈsɒlɪd/ us  
of a good standard: The bank has reported solid earnings for the year.
(Definition of solid from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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