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adjective British English pronunciation: solid /ˈsɒlɪd/
 
  1. 1
    science a solid substance is firm and hard and is not a liquid or a gas

    It remains solid at room temperature.

    frozen solid:

    The lake was frozen solid.

  2. 3
    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.

  3. 4
    completely good, with no mistakes or bad parts

    The team was fairly solid on defence.

    solid evidence/proof:

    Would the evidence be solid enough to convince a jury?

    a solid performance:

    She gives another solid performance as an unemployed single mother.

  4. 5
    with no pauses or interruptions

    I can't believe I slept for twelve hours solid.

    It rained for a solid week.

  5. 7
    someone who is solid is sensible and can be trusted

    He has a solid family background.

    a solid reliable worker

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