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adjective solid pronunciation in American English /ˈsɑlɪd/
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  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 defense.
    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 mom.
  4. 5
    with no pauses or interruptions
    I can’t believe I slept for twelve hours solid.
    It rained for a solid week.
  5. 6
    consisting of one substance only
    a solid oak bookcase
    solid silver cutlery
  6. 7
    someone who is solid is sensible and can be trusted
    He has a solid family background.
    a solid reliable worker
    1. a.
      used about someone who is always loyal
      a solid supporter of the Republican party
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