No one should leave high school without a solid foundation of practical financial skills.
There is no solid evidence to suggest who leaked the document.
Asked what three items he still had to have in his suitcase, Zee said: “The boots, the puffer jacket, and a pair of solid jeans.”
Unlike so many other career advice guides, this one is actually based on solid empirical research and countless case studies.
Despite some criticism, Goodfellas was a solid hit, taking in $46 million at the U.S. box office.
He commanded light to be and the solid earth, by his spoken word.
But it is in the direction of Turkey that all the solid advances are made.
Innocently enough—I laugh when I think of it—he asked for a case of wedding-rings; he wanted the best, of solid gold.
The bridge was tremulous beneath me, and marked the tremor of the solid earth.
But under the seething surface—first visible to the casual glance—was a substratum as pure as it was solid and unyielding.
late 14c., "not empty or hollow," from Old French solide "firm, dense, compact," from Latin solidus "firm, whole, undivided, entire," figuratively "sound, trustworthy, genuine," from PIE *sol-ido-, suffixed form of root *sol- "whole" (cf. Greek holos "whole," Latin salus "health," salvus "safe;" see safe (adj.)).
Meaning "firm, hard, compact" is from 1530s. Meaning "entirely of the same stuff" is from 1710. Of qualities, "well-established, considerable" c.1600. As a mere intensifier, 1830. Slang sense of "wonderful, remarkable" first attested 1920 among jazz musicians. As an adverb, "solidly, completely," 1650s. Solid South in U.S. political history is attested from 1858. Solid state as a term in physics is recorded from 1953; meaning "employing solid transistors (as opposed to vacuum tubes)" is from 1959. Related: Solidly.
solid sol·id (sŏl'ĭd)
Of definite shape and volume; not liquid or gaseous.
Firm or compact in substance.
Having no internal cavity or hollow.
A solid substance, body, or tissue.
Food that is relatively firm in substance or that must be chewed before swallowing.
To persist doggedly: A little warning bell went off, but I soldiered on (1954+)