solid
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solid(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not liquid or gas)
a. sólido
Sebastian wasn't able to eat solid food for two weeks after his surgery.Sebastián no pudo comer alimentos sólidos durante dos semanas después de la cirugía.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Liquid water freezes and becomes solid when the molecules lose energy.El agua líquida se congela y se solidifica cuando las moléculas pierden energía.
My hair froze solid once when I went out with wet hair in the winter.Se me congeló el cabello una vez que salí con la cabeza mojada en el invierno.
2. (physically sturdy)
a. robusto
What's Dan like? - He's a tan, handsome man with a solid build.¿Cómo es Dan? - Es un hombre moreno, guapo, con una constitución robusta.
b. sólido
Concrete walls are solid, continuous, and airtight.Los muros construidos con concreto son sólidos, continuos y estancos.
c. firme
After two weeks at sea, it feels strange to be back on solid ground.Después de dos semanas en el mar, se siente extraño estar de vuelta en tierra firme.
3. (not hollow)
a. macizo
Gina got a solid chocolate rabbit for Easter.Gina recibió un conejo de chocolate macizo para la Pascua.
4. (pure)
a. macizo
Is the furniture covered with a wood veneer? - No, it's solid wood.¿Los muebles son con enchapado de madera? - No, son de madera maciza.
b. puro
Katy gave her daughter solid gold earrings for her birthday.Katy le regaló a su hija unos aretes de oro puro para su cumpleaños.
5. (compact)
a. compacto
I opened the baking soda and found nothing but a solid lump.Abrí el bicarbonato y encontré una masa compacta de grumos.
6. (of one color)
a. liso
Scott is wearing a solid red shirt.Scott lleva puesto una camisa de color rojo liso.
7. (continuous)
a. ininterrumpido
He sat through 11 solid hours of interrogation.Permaneció sentado durante 11 horas ininterrumpidas de interrogación.
b. sin parar
We had solid rain for a week.Llovió sin parar por una semana.
8. (reliable)
a. sólido
He was convicted without any solid evidence against him.Fue condenado sin pruebas sólidas en su contra.
b. serio
I'm so happy that I'm finally in a solid relationship.Estoy tan contenta de que por fin estoy en una relación seria.
c. concienzudo
His technical skills are excellent and his work is very solid and thorough.Sus habilidades técnicas son excelentes, y su trabajo es muy concienzudo y exhaustivo.
d. responsable
Jack is a solid worker and I think he's ready to be promoted to manager.Jack es un trabajador responsable y creo que está listo para ser ascendido a gerente.
e. firme
Our solid friendship has withstood the test of time.Nuestra firme amistad ha resistido a la prueba del tiempo.
9. (substantial)
a. sólido
Solid knowledge of programming languages, operating systems, and apps is required for the post.Para el puesto, se requiere conocimiento sólido de lenguajes de programación, sistemas operativos y aplicaciones.
10. (unanimous)
a. unánime
The leadership advanced quickly with the solid support of the association members.El liderazgo avanzó rápidamente con el apoyo unánime de los miembros de la asociación.
11. (geometry)
a. tridimensional
We'll be studying solid objects in geometry class next week.Vamos a estudiar objetos tridimensionales en la clase de geometría la semana que viene.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
12. (chemistry and physics)
a. el sólido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Water becomes a solid at zero degrees Celsius.El agua se convierte en sólido a cero grados centígrados.
13. (geometry)
a. el sólido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A polyhedron is a solid with flat surfaces.Un poliedro es un sólido con superficies planas.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
14. (totally packed)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The bus was packed solid.El camión estaba hasta el tope.
We tried to get on the flight, but it was packed solid.Intentamos subirnos al vuelo, pero estaba atestado de gente.
15. (without interruption)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Greg slept 13 hours solid.Greg durmió 13 horas sin interrupción.
He ran two hours solid on the treadmill.Corrió por dos horas sin parar en la caminadora.
solids
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
16. (food)
a. los alimentos sólidos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The patient may have a small amount of solids for one meal a day.El paciente puede tomar una colación de alimentos sólidos al día.
b. los sólidos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We'll keep you on a liquid diet until you feel ready for solids again.Te mantendremos con una dieta líquida hasta que estés listo para ingerir sólidos.
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solid
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el sólido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
solidsalimentos mpl sólidos
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (not liquid)
a. sólido(a)
3. (fig)
a. fuerte, sólido(a) (support)
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he's a solid workeres un trabajador de fiar
solid fuelcombustible sólido
5. (not hollow)
a. macizo(a)
solid goldoro macizo
solid silverplata maciza
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ten hours soliddiez horas sin interrupción
the hall was packed solidla sala estaba atestada de gente
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solid [ˈsɒlɪd]
adjective
1 (not liquid) sólido
to become solid solidificarse
solid food alimentos (m) sólidos
to freeze solid congelarse por completo
to be frozen solid estar completamente congelado
to go solid solidificarse
2 (firm) [+masonry, building, understanding, basis] sólido; [+argument] sólido; bien fundamentado; [+relationship] sólido; firme
get a good solid grip on the handle agarra bien el mango
solid ground tierra (f) firme
to have solid grounds for thinking that ... tener bases sólidas para creer que ...
as solid as a rock [+structure, relationship] sólido como una roca; [+substance] duro como una piedra; [+person] digno de confianza
you can rely on James - he's as solid as a rock I doubt if she would ever give in to such pressure, she's as solid as a rock a solid argument after months at sea it was strange to set foot on solid ground to stand on solid ground
3 (not hollow) [+rock] sólido; [+wood, steel] macizo; puro; [+tyre, ball, block] macizo
solid gold oro (m) puro
...a solid block of ice a solid rubber ball
4 (compact, dense) [+layer, crowd] compacto
flights to Israel are booked solid los vuelos a Israel están completamente llenos
a man of solid build un hombre fornido or de constitución robusta
a solid mass of colour una masa sólida de color
a solid mass of people una masa compacta de gente
he's six feet of solid muscle mide uno ochenta y es todo músculo
the taps are jammed solid
the streets were packed solid with people las calles estaban abarrotadas de gente
the bolts have rusted solid los tornillos están tan oxidados que es imposible girarlos
the square was solid [with] cars
the traffic was solid going into town había una caravana tremenda en dirección a la ciudad (informal)
the street was solid with people The [traffic] was solid a solid wall of policemen
5 (continuous) [+line, rain] ininterrumpido
we waited two solid hours esperamos dos horas enteras
I've been working on this for eight hours solid he estado trabajando sobre esto durante ocho horas ininterrumpidas; llevo trabajando sobre esto ocho horas sin parar
After two days of almost solid [rain], play finally began
6 (reliable) [+person, relationship] serio; [+evidence, reason, values] sólido; [+information] fiable; [+work] concienzudo; [+citizen] responsable; [+advice] útil
he's a good solid worker es un trabajador responsable
7 (substantial)
a solid meal una comida sustanciosa
8 (unanimous)
solid support un apoyo unánime
9 (Geom) [+figure] tridimensional
noun
1 (Fís) (Chem) sólido (m)
You must at least know whether it's a solid or a liquid or a gas
2 (Geom) sólido (m)
3 solids (solid food) (alimentos (m)) sólidos (m)
is he on solids yet? ¿come ya alimentos sólidos?
How old was your baby when you started her on solids? She's been back on solids for three days now Their young daughter Elizabeth is about to start on solids
modifier
solid angle (n) (Geom) ángulo (m) sólido
solid compound (n) (Ling) compuesto que se escribe como una sola palabra
solid fuel (n) combustible (m) sólido
solid geometry (n) geometría (f) de los cuerpos sólidos
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