- I UK [ˈsɒlɪd] / US [ˈsɑlɪd]
1) science a solid substance is firm and hard and is not a liquid or a gasfrozen solid:
It remains solid at room temperature.
The lake was frozen solid.2)a) a solid object or shape does not have any holes or empty space inside it
a solid block of iceb) a solid line is continuous, with no breaks in it
a solid line of traffic••See:3)a) strong enough not to break or become damaged easily
the solid stone walls of the church
The containers have to be solid enough to withstand the pressure.b) someone who looks solid is big and has a strong firm body4) completely good, with no mistakes or bad partssolid evidence/proof:
The team was fairly solid on defence.a solid performance:
Would the evidence be solid enough to convince a jury?
She gives another solid performance as an unemployed single mother.5) with no pauses or interruptions
I can't believe I slept for twelve hours solid.
It rained for a solid week.6) consisting of one substance only
a solid oak bookcase
solid silver cutlery7)a) someone who is solid is sensible and can be trusted
He has a solid family background.
a solid reliable workerb) used about someone who is always loyal
a solid supporter of the Republican party
II UK [ˈsɒlɪd] / US [ˈsɑlɪd] noun [countable]
Word forms "solid":
singular solid plural solids
1) science a substance that is not a liquid or a gas2) maths a shape that is three-dimensional, not flat
English dictionary. 2014.