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Etymology

From Old French solide (as an adjective), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] solidus (like the soil), from solum (ground).

Adjective

solid (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
solid

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. In the solid state; not fluid.
  2. Large, massive.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Filling.
  4. Lacking holes or hollows; as solid gold, solid chocolate.
  5. Strong or unyielding; as a solid foundation.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Lacking errors or inconsistencies.
  7. (typography) Written as one word, without spaces or hyphens.
    American English writes many words as solid that British English hyphenates.

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Noun

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Singular
solid

Plural
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solid ({{{1}}})
  1. (chemistry) A substance in the fundamental state of matter that retains its size and shape without need of a container (as opposed to a liquid or gas).
  2. (geometry) A three-dimensional figure (as opposed to a surface, an area, or a curve).
  3. (slang) A favor: a helpful deed.

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Adverb

solid (not comparable)

Positive
solid

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (typography) Without spaces or hyphens.
    Many long-established compounds are set solid.

Danish

Adjective

solid

  1. solid, robust
  2. strong
  3. substantial (e.g. et solidt måltid: a substantial meal)
  4. reliable

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