What does the word solid mean?

  • A body whose integrant molecules are so united by the force of cohesion, that they will not separate by their own weight. The solids, in the human body, are the bones, cartilages, tendons, muscles, ligaments, arteries, veins, nerves, membranes, skin, &c. The anatomy, or rather study of the solids, is called Stereol'ogy.

  • [ Latin] Firm; compact; resisting penetration or change of form; having the molecules so compacted or firmly adherent as to change form only under considerable stress; not fluid; as S. body( or simply a S.).

  • [ Latin] Not hollow.

Usage examples for solid

  1. Yes, and not only that, but I want to give you some good, solid advice. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  2. Now, Druce, you're a man of solid common sense. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  3. There had to be solid ground down there somewhere. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  4. The trail ahead was either black, or a solid sheet of light. – Jungle Peace by William Beebe
  5. It was something more solid and bigger than that. – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly

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