What is solid?

  • (adj): Having high moral qualities.
    Example: "A solid citizen"
    Synonyms: noble, upstanding, worthy
    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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More definitions of "solid":

  • (adj): Acting together as a single undiversified whole.
    Example: "A solid voting bloc"
    Synonyms: unanimous
  • (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): Of good quality and condition; solidly built.
    Example: "A solid foundation"
    Synonyms: strong, substantial
  • (adj): Of one substance or character throughout.
    Example: "Solid gold"; "a solid color"; "carved out of solid rock"
  • (adj): Incapable of being seen through.
    Example: "Solid blackness"
  • (adj): Uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks.
    Example: "A solid line across the page"; "solid sheets of water"
  • (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): Having three dimensions.
    Example: "A solid object"
  • (noun): A three-dimensional shape.
  • (adj): Entirely of one substance with no holes inside.
    Example: "Solid silver"; "a solid block of wood"
  • (noun): A substance that is solid at room temperature and pressure.
  • (adj): Of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous.
    Example: "Ice is water in the solid state"

Famous quotes containing the word solid:

    Rude poets of the tavern hearth,
    squandering your unquoted mirth,
    which keeps the ground, and never soars,
    while jake retorts, and reuben roars;
    tough and screaming, as birch-bark,
    goes like bullet to its mark;
    while the solid curse and jeer
    never balk the waiting ear.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    He could walk, or rather turn about in his little garden, and feel more solid happiness from the flourishing of a cabbage or the growing of a turnip than was ever received from the most ostentatious show the vanity of man could possibly invent. He could delight himself with thinking, “Here will I set such a root, because my Camilla likes it; here, such another, because it is my little David’s favorite.”
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)

    O God, that one might read the book of fate,
    And see the revolution of the times
    Make mountains level, and the continent,
    Weary of solid firmness, melt itself
    Into the sea.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)