Translation of solid in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈsɑːləd; ˈsɒlɪd/

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (not liquid or gaseous) sólido solid food alimentos (masculine plural) sólidos to become solid solidificarse* at what temperature does carbon dioxide become solid? ¿a qué temperatura se solidifica el anhídrido carbónico? to freeze solid congelarse por completo 1.2 (not hollow) [rubber ball/tire] macizo 1.3 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] tridimensional solid figure cuerpo (masculine) geométrico
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    • He also gives rules for measuring both plane and solid figures, often using arches as examples.
    • Theodosius defines a sphere to be a solid figure with the property that any point on its surface is at a constant distance from a fixed point (the centre of the sphere).
    • This is the first solid figure, the three-dimensional form of the triangle.
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    • The first students of conic sections, and possibly Theaetetus, the creator of solid geometry, were members of the Academy.
    • He goes on to consider solid geometry giving results on prisms, cylinders, and spheres.
    • In the Republic, Plato is critical of the solid geometry of his day, but his criticism makes no mention of the use of instruments.
  • 2 2.1 (unbroken) [line/row] continuo, ininterrumpido a solid mass una masa compacta the traffic's solid all the way from here to town la caravana de coches va desde aquí hasta la ciudad 2.2 (continuous) [colloquial/familiar] [month/year] seguido for four solid hours durante cuatro horas seguidas it was solid rain for another hour llovió sin parar una hora más
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    • No reason at all, unless it was the fact that I had a solid 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep!
    • I'd been among their ranks for a solid six hours by the time we got to question period, and honestly, by this point all I could think about was getting the hell out of there.
    • Give yourself about six solid months of training to prepare for your first ultra.
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    • And now you're in solid with her because you've got a car.
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    • After this critique of Trotsky, Lenin really comes down solid on him.
    2.3 [Linguistics/Lingüística] solid compound[ palabra compuesta escrita sin espacio ni guión ]
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    • A hypothetical rectangular habitat is outlined by a thick solid line.
    • Thin solid lines enclose a region in which 95% of the simulated data points are expected to lie.
    • The solid line, the dotted line, and the dashed line represent the cases of, and, respectively.
  • 3 3.1 (physically sturdy) [furniture/house/bridge] sólido; [meal] consistente a man of solid build un hombre de complexión robusta to have/build solid foundations tener*/crear una base sólida 3.2 (substantial, valuable) [knowledge/defense/reason] sólido a solid business un negocio sólido solid work trabajo (masculine) concienzudo a good solid worker un trabajador serio y responsable
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    • Imagine that you are surrounded by an outer shell that is made of a solid material - so strong that nothing can get through to hurt you.
    • The leather steering wheel is bigger than the average, the door handles strong and solid and the pedals sporty.
    • Stacking large slabs on one another against a spine of uprights within a revetment wall seems a very effective way to create an illusion of a well built and solid cairn.
    3.3 (firm, definite) [offer] en firme; [conviction/commitment] firme
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    • When heated this produces methane gas and a solid residue of sodium carbonate.
    • A third type, called a hybrid, combines a solid fuel with a liquid oxidizer.
    • The firm began with Mr Wilson selling small amounts of coal, and is now the oldest solid fuel firm in the area, with a very loyal customer base.
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    • The Nissan Cefiros have had a good reputation all over the world as good, solid, reliable and dependable transport.
    • Aquarius, you only want what every other human being wants: a life that's solid, dependable, and fun.
    • The real man was solid, dependable, loyal, uncomplaining, quick to act and slow to forgive.
  • 4 4.1 (pure) [metal/wood] macizo, puro; [rock] vivo touch this arm, solid muscle! toca este brazo ¡puro músculo! 4.2 (unanimous) [support/vote/agreement] unánime we're absolutely solid on that point sobre ese punto estamos en absoluta unanimidad to be solid for/against sth estar* unánimemente a favor/en contra de algo
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    • One fact, at least, shows that a change in the law has less solid support than suicide self-help groups might like to think they have.
    • This one-time Democratic bill about reforming the accounting industry now has very, very solid support in the Senate.
    • The controversial talks with Springfield Residents, first revealed on Thursday, are said to have the solid support of the Grand Orange Lodge of Belfast.
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    • The theater is a cavernous space, seemingly carved from a solid mass of desert rock, like Petra, in Jordan.
    • I think of it as arising from pain fibers that are not mucosal but deeper in hollow organs or in solid masses.
    • In the process of being buried under other sediments, these ooids can fuse into a solid mass of sedimentary rock called oolite.
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    • The house measures 167 square metres and has solid timber flooring throughout, a maple kitchen and an ADSL line in the study.
    • The apartment itself has solid oak flooring throughout and the inner hall features built-in floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes.
    • The elevated front door opens into a roomy hall decorated in pale aqua and floored in the solid maple that features throughout the living quarters.


  • 2
    (solids plural)
    2.1 (in, from liquid) sólidos (masculine plural), sustancias (feminine plural) sólidas milk solids sólidos lácteos blood/plasma solids corpúsculos (masculine plural) de la sangre/del plasma 2.2 (food) alimentos (masculine plural) sólidos


  • [colloquial/familiar] to be packed/jammed solid estar* lleno hasta el tope or hasta los topes

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