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Orbiculate vs. Solid

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Orbiculateadjective

spherical or circular; orbicular

‘Walter Morrison invented an orbiculate dish named the Frisbee in 1955.’;

Solidadjective

(of an object or substance) That can be picked up or held, having a texture, and usually firm. Unlike a liquid or a gas.

‘Almost all metals are solid at room temperature.’;

Orbiculatenoun

That which is orbiculate, especially a solid whose vertical section is oval and whose horizontal section is circular.

Solidadjective

Large in size, quantity, or value.

Orbiculatenoun

That which is orbiculate; especially, a solid the vertical section of which is oval, and the horizontal section circular.

Solidadjective

Lacking holes, hollows or admixtures of other materials.

‘solid gold, solid chocolate’;

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Orbiculateadjective

Made, or being, in the form of an orb; having a circular, or nearly circular, or a spheroidal, outline.

Solidadjective

Strong or unyielding.

‘a solid foundation’;

Orbiculateadjective

circular or nearly circular

Solidadjective

(slang) Excellent, of high quality, or reliable.

‘That's a solid plan.’; ‘Radiohead's on tour! Have you heard their latest album yet? It's quite solid.’; ‘I don't think Dave would have done that. He's a solid dude.’;

Solidadjective

Hearty; filling.

‘a solid meal’;

Solidadjective

Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial; not frivolous or fallacious.

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Solidadjective

Financially well off; wealthy.

Solidadjective

Sound; not weak.

‘a solid constitution of body’;

Solidadjective

(typography) Written as one word, without spaces or hyphens.

‘American English writes many words as solid that British English hyphenates.’;

Solidadjective

Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.

Solidadjective

United; without division; unanimous.

‘The delegation is solid for a candidate.’;

Solidadjective

Of a single color throughout.

‘John painted the walls solid white.’; ‘He wore a solid shirt with floral pants.’;

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Solidadjective

(of drawn lines) Continuous; unbroken; not dotted or dashed.

‘The solid lines show roads, and the dotted lines footpaths.’;

Solidadjective

(dated) Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic.

‘A solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.’;

Solidnoun

(chemistry) A substance in the fundamental state of matter that retains its size and shape without need of a container (as opposed to a liquid or gas).

Solidnoun

(geometry) A three-dimensional figure (as opposed to a surface, an area, or a curve).

Solidnoun

(informal) A favor.

‘Please do me a solid: lend me your car for one week.’; ‘I owe him; he did me a solid last year.’;

Solidnoun

An article of clothing which is of a single color throughout.

‘I prefer solids over paisleys.’;

Solidnoun

(in the plural) Food which is not liquid-based.

‘The doctor said I can't eat any solids four hours before the operation.’;

Solidadverb

Solidly.

Solidadverb

Without spaces or hyphens.

‘Many long-established compounds are set solid.’;

Solidadjective

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.

Solidadjective

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

Solidadjective

Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, a solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.

Solidadjective

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

Solidadjective

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

Solidadjective

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.’; ‘These, wanting wit, affect gravity, and go by the name of solid men.’; ‘The genius of the Italians wrought by solid toil what the myth-making imagination of the Germans had projected in a poem.’;

Solidadjective

Sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body.

Solidadjective

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

Solidadjective

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

Solidadjective

Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.

Solidadjective

United; without division; unanimous; as, the delegation is solid for a candidate.

‘Repose you there; while I [return] to this hard house,More harder than the stones whereof 't is raised.’; ‘I hear his thundering voice resound,And trampling feet than shake the solid ground.’;

Solidnoun

A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid.

Solidnoun

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

Solidnoun

a substance that is solid at room temperature and pressure

Solidnoun

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

Solidnoun

a three-dimensional shape

Solidadjective

of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous;

‘ice is water in the solid state’; ‘water and milk and blood are liquid substances’;

Solidadjective

of good substantial quality;

‘solid comfort’; ‘a solid base hit’;

Solidadjective

entirely of one substance with no holes inside;

‘solid silver’; ‘a solid block of wood’;

Solidadjective

of one substance or character throughout;

‘solid gold’; ‘a solid color’; ‘carved out of solid rock’;

Solidadjective

uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks;

‘a solid line across the page’; ‘solid sheets of water’;

Solidadjective

providing abundant nourishment;

‘a hearty meal’; ‘good solid food’; ‘ate a substantial breakfast’;

Solidadjective

of good quality and condition; solidly built;

‘a solid foundation’; ‘several substantial timber buildings’;

Solidadjective

having high moral qualities;

‘a noble spirit’; ‘a solid citizen’; ‘an upstanding man’; ‘a worthy successor’;

Solidadjective

not soft or yielding to pressure;

‘a firm mattress’; ‘the snow was firm underfoot’; ‘solid ground’;

Solidadjective

having three dimensions;

‘a solid object’;

Solidadjective

incapable of being seen through;

‘solid blackness’;

Solidadjective

entirely of a single color throughout;

‘a solid fabric’;

Solidadjective

acting together as a single undiversified whole;

‘a solid voting bloc’;

Solid

Solid is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being liquid, gas and plasma). The molecules in a solid are closely packed together and contain the least amount of kinetic energy.

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