What is solid?

  • (adj): Acting together as a single undiversified whole.
    Example: "A solid voting bloc"
    Synonyms: unanimous
    See also — Additional definitions below

Solid

Solid is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being liquid, gas, and plasma). It is characterized by structural rigidity and resistance to changes of shape or volume. Unlike a liquid, a solid object does not flow to take on the shape of its container, nor does it expand to fill the entire volume available to it like a gas does. The atoms in a solid are tightly bound to each other, either in a regular geometric lattice (crystalline solids, which include metals and ordinary water ice) or irregularly (an amorphous solid such as common window glass).

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Metal Gear Solid (Game Boy) - Gameplay
... Ghost Babel follows the overhead 2D format previously used in the 1990 MSX2 game Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake while adding a few new elements introduced in Metal Gear Solid ... Snake now has the ability to flatten himself into walls like he does in Metal Gear Solid ... shooting skills in over 180 missions (some of them based on missions featured in Metal Gear Solid VR Missions), and a 2-player Vs ...
Einstein Solid
... The Einstein solid is a model of a solid based on two assumptions Each atom in the lattice is an independent 3D quantum harmonic oscillator All atoms oscillate ...
Voided Biaxial Slab - Theory
... In principle, BubbleDeck® slabs acts like solid slabs ... Designing is consequently like for solid slabs, just with less load corresponding to the reduced amount of concrete ... Netherlands and Denmark, concluding that a BubbleDeck slab acts like as a solid slab ...
Farmer Cheese
... coagulation the mixture separates into curds (solid) and whey (liquid), then the whey is drained off ... Further pressing out of the moisture yields the malleable solid results of pot cheese, whilst even more pressing makes farmer cheese, which is solid, dry and crumbly ...
Solid Mechanics
... Solid mechanics is the branch of mechanics, physics, and mathematics that concerns the behavior of solid matter under external actions (e.g ... One of the most common practical applications of solid mechanics is the Euler-Bernoulli beam equation ... Solid mechanics extensively uses tensors to describe stresses, strains, and the relationship between them ...

More definitions of "solid":

  • (noun): A three-dimensional shape.
  • (adj): Of good quality and condition; solidly built.
    Example: "A solid foundation"
    Synonyms: strong, substantial
  • (adj): Of good substantial quality.
    Example: "Solid comfort"; "a solid base hit"
  • (noun): A substance that is solid at room temperature and pressure.
  • (adj): Of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous.
    Example: "Ice is water in the solid state"
  • (adj): Not soft or yielding to pressure.
    Example: "Solid ground"
    Synonyms: firm
  • (noun): The state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape.
    Synonyms: solidness
  • (adj): Incapable of being seen through.
    Example: "Solid blackness"
  • (adj): Entirely of one substance with no holes inside.
    Example: "Solid silver"; "a solid block of wood"
  • (adj): Having three dimensions.
    Example: "A solid object"
  • (adj): Uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks.
    Example: "A solid line across the page"; "solid sheets of water"
  • (adj): Of one substance or character throughout.
    Example: "Solid gold"; "a solid color"; "carved out of solid rock"

Famous quotes containing the word solid:

    As groceries in a pantry gleam and smile
    Because they are important weights
    Bought with the metal minutes of your pay,
    So do these hours stand in solid rows,
    The dowry for a use in common life.
    Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)

    O God, that one might read the book of fate,
    And see the revolution of the times
    Make mountains level, and the continent,
    Weary of solid firmness, melt itself
    Into the sea.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)