What is solid?

  • (adj): Of good substantial quality.
    Example: "Solid comfort"; "a solid base hit"
    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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More definitions of "solid":

  • (adj): Of good quality and condition; solidly built.
    Example: "A solid foundation"
    Synonyms: strong, substantial
  • (adj): Entirely of one substance with no holes inside.
    Example: "Solid silver"; "a solid block of wood"
  • (adj): Not soft or yielding to pressure.
    Example: "Solid ground"
    Synonyms: firm
  • (adj): Uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks.
    Example: "A solid line across the page"; "solid sheets of water"
  • (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): Having three dimensions.
    Example: "A solid object"
  • (adj): Incapable of being seen through.
    Example: "Solid blackness"
  • (adj): Of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous.
    Example: "Ice is water in the solid state"
  • (adj): Of one substance or character throughout.
    Example: "Solid gold"; "a solid color"; "carved out of solid rock"
  • (noun): A substance that is solid at room temperature and pressure.
  • (noun): A three-dimensional shape.
  • (adj): Acting together as a single undiversified whole.
    Example: "A solid voting bloc"
    Synonyms: unanimous

Famous quotes containing the word solid:

    The solid, solid universe
    Is pervious to Love.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Nothing can save us from a perpetual headlong fall into a bottomless abyss but a solid footing of dogma; and we no sooner agree to that than we find that the only trustworthy dogma is that there is no dogma.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins.
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1947)