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Meaning of solid by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. ( programming, object-oriented ) 頭文字 of Single responsibility, Open-closed, Liskov substitution, Interface segregation and Dependency inversion. ( When followed, the created system will be more likely easy to maintain, and extend over time. )

    Related terms

    Single responsibility principle
    Open/closed principle
    Liskov substitution principle
    Interface segregation principle
    Dependency inversion principle

Explanation of solid by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. uninterrupted in space

    2. a solid line across the page
      solid sheets of water
    3. impenetrable for the eye

    4. solid blackness
    5. having three dimensions

    6. a solid object
    7. acting together as a single undiversified whole

    8. a solid voting bloc
    9. characterized by good substantial quality

    10. solid comfort
      a solid base hit
    11. not soft or yielding to pressure

    12. solid ground
    13. of one substance or character throughout

    14. solid gold
      carved out of solid rock
    15. of the same color throughout

    16. solid color
    17. meriting respect or esteem

    18. of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial

    19. work of solid scholarship
      based on solid facts
    20. of definite shape and volume

    21. ice is water in the solid state
    22. entirely of one substance with no holes inside

    23. a solid block of wood
    24. financially sound

    25. the bank is solid and will survive this attack
    26. of good quality and condition

    27. a solid foundation
    28. providing abundant nourishment

    29. good solid food
    1. a three-dimensional shape

    2. the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress

    3. matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure

    Definition of solid by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Solid ( sŏlĭd ), a. [L. solidus, probably akin to sollus whole, entire, Gr. : cf. F. solide. Cf. Consolidate,Soda, Solder, Soldier, Solemn.]
      1. Having the constituent parts so compact, or so firmly adhering, as to resist the impression or penetration of other bodies; having a fixed form; hard; firm; compact; -- opposed to fluid and liquid or to plastic, like clay, or to incompact, like sand.

      2. Not hollow; full of matter; as, “a solid globe or cone, as distinguished from a hollow one”; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes, heavy.

      3. ( Arith. ) Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, “a solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches”.

      ☞ In this sense, cubics now generally used.

      4. Firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding; as, “a solid pier; a solid pile; a solid wall.”

      5. Applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united and form an unbroken word; -- opposed to hyphened.

      6. Fig.: Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial, as opposed to frivolous or fallacious; weighty; firm; strong; valid; just; genuine.

      The solid purpose of a sincere and virtuous answer. Milton.

      These, wanting wit, affect gravity, and go by the name of solid men. Dryden.

      The genius of the Italians wrought by solid toil what the myth-making imagination of the Germans had projected in a poem. J. A. Symonds.

      7. Sound; not weakly; as, “a solid constitution of body”. I. Watts.

      8. ( Bot. ) Of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem.

      9. ( Metaph. ) Impenetrable; resisting or excluding any other material particle or atom from any given portion of space; -- applied to the supposed ultimate particles of matter.

      10. ( Print. ) Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.

      11. United; without division; unanimous; as, “the delegation is solid for a candidate”. [Polit. Cant. U.S.]

      Solid angle. ( Geom. ) See under Angle. -- Solid color, an even color; one not shaded or variegated. -- Solid green. See Emerald green under Green. -- Solid measure ( Arith. ), a measure for volumes, in which the units are each a cube of fixed linear magnitude, as a cubic foot, yard, or the like; thus, a foot, in solid measure, or a solid foot, contains 1,728 solid inches. -- Solid newel ( Arch. ), a newel into which the ends of winding stairs are built, in distinction from a hollow newel. See under Hollow, a. -- Solid problem ( Geom. ), a problem which can be construed geometrically, only by the intersection of a circle and a conic section or of two conic sections. Hutton. -- Solid square ( Mil. ), a square body or troops in which the ranks and files are equal.

      Syn. -- Hard; firm; compact; strong; substantial; stable; sound; real; valid; true; just; weighty; profound; grave; important. -- Solid, Hard. These words both relate to the internal constitution of bodies; but hardnotes a more impenetrable nature or a firmer adherence of the component parts than solid. Hard is opposed to soft, and solid to fluid, liquid, open, or hollow. Wood is usually solid; but some kinds of wood are hard, and others are soft.

      Repose you there; while I [return] to this hard house,

      More harder than the stones whereof 't is raised. Shak.

      I hear his thundering voice resound,

      And trampling feet than shake the solid ground. Dryden.

    2. Solid, n.
      1. A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid.

      2. ( Geom. ) A magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness; a part of space bounded on all sides.

      Solid of revolution. ( Geom. ) See Revolution, n., 5.