What is solid?

  • (noun): A substance that is solid at room temperature and pressure.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Solid

Solid is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being liquid, gas, and plasma). It is characterized by structural rigidity and resistance to changes of shape or volume. Unlike a liquid, a solid object does not flow to take on the shape of its container, nor does it expand to fill the entire volume available to it like a gas does. The atoms in a solid are tightly bound to each other, either in a regular geometric lattice (crystalline solids, which include metals and ordinary water ice) or irregularly (an amorphous solid such as common window glass).

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Einstein Solid
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Solid Mechanics
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Farmer Cheese
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More definitions of "solid":

  • (adj): Not soft or yielding to pressure.
    Example: "Solid ground"
    Synonyms: firm
  • (adj): Of good substantial quality.
    Example: "Solid comfort"; "a solid base hit"
  • (adj): Of one substance or character throughout.
    Example: "Solid gold"; "a solid color"; "carved out of solid rock"
  • (adj): Of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous.
    Example: "Ice is water in the solid state"
  • (noun): A three-dimensional shape.
  • (adj): Of good quality and condition; solidly built.
    Example: "A solid foundation"
    Synonyms: strong, substantial
  • (adj): Acting together as a single undiversified whole.
    Example: "A solid voting bloc"
    Synonyms: unanimous
  • (adj): Uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks.
    Example: "A solid line across the page"; "solid sheets of water"
  • (adj): Having three dimensions.
    Example: "A solid object"
  • (adj): Incapable of being seen through.
    Example: "Solid blackness"
  • (noun): The state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape.
    Synonyms: solidness
  • (adj): Entirely of one substance with no holes inside.
    Example: "Solid silver"; "a solid block of wood"

Famous quotes containing the word solid:

    I greet you at the beginning of a great career, which must yet have had a long foreground somewhere, for such a start. I rubbed my eyes a little to see if this sunbeam were no illusion; but the solid sense of the book is a sober certainty. It has the best merits, namely, of fortifying and encouraging.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The twelve Cells for Incorrigibles ... are also carved out of the solid rock hill. On the walls of one of the cells human “liberty” is clearly inscribed, with the “liberty” in significant quotation marks.
    —Administration in the State of Ariz, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Without [diversion] we would be in a state of weariness, and this weariness would spur us on to seek a more solid means of escaping from it. But diversion amuses us, and leads us unconsciously to death.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)