In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(not liquid or gaseous)sólidosolid food — alimentos 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
- You've learned that the Universe is a solid structure and so you've resigned to it, but the Universe is not exactly solid, it is fluid.
- Because solid propellant is so stable in storage, the missile can be stored almost indefinitely and yet be ready to launch on short notice.
- A third type, called a hybrid, combines a solid fuel with a liquid oxidizer.
- The solid paraffin melts, changing into a thick molasses-like liquid.
- Currently, most rockets use a solid or liquid propellant that relies on a chemical reaction between fuel and oxidizer for thrust.
- Most launch vehicles use liquid propellants, but some use motors with solid fuels.
- The simile is appropriate; glass is a super-cooled liquid - solid, yet molecularly amorphous.
- The triple point of water is the temperature at which gas, liquid and solid phases are in equilibrium - just above freezing.
- When heated this produces methane gas and a solid residue of sodium carbonate.
- 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.
- The tar consists of solid particles and vapors that condense to liquid as they contact the cooler filter.
- Time for a nice warming brew then - well, perhaps not - first of all everything liquid was frozen solid, and that even included the cooking oil.
- Hydrocarbons range from natural gas, through light and heavy liquids to solid tars and bitumen.
- As a result, the calcium carbonate comes out of solution and is left behind as a tiny bit of solid calcium carbonate.
- A liquid crystal is a substance that apparently falls between the solid and liquid states.
- This process would produce a substance that remained liquid when hot and solid when cooled.
- Particulate air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets that vary in size, composition, and origin.
- The solid electrolyte is environmentally safer than the liquids used in other batteries.
- SpaceShipOne uses a hybrid rocket engine that uses both liquid and solid propellant to propel it into space.
- They were both found to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning from their solid fuel boiler.
1.2(not hollow)(tire/rubber ball) macizo
- I think of it as arising from pain fibers that are not mucosal but deeper in hollow organs or in solid masses.
- Apart from being very difficult to cast a solid bronze figure without distortion, the weight would be a major problem.
- Right now, in a factory in the Far East, a 6ft-high solid bronze sculpture of an animal is being made for the garden.
- However, it is generally recognized that this assumption is applicable to virtually no solid tumor growing in vivo.
- A solid mass of white water surged around great pinnacles of rock, over a hundred feet below me.
- That means there is about one inch of dirt before you hit solid rock.
- While small sculptures may be solid, most casts are hollow shells.
- In the process of being buried under other sediments, these ooids can fuse into a solid mass of sedimentary rock called oolite.
- It would be better if it were backed with a sturdy door of solid American oak that could be slammed shut and dead-bolted when necessary.
- We think that rocks and crystals are solid when in fact they were made up mostly of spaces in between atoms, he argued.
- The computational domain is limited to a quadrant of the solid rock mass including the shaft bottom.
- Most magic tricks are done with specially made gadgets that are deceptively hollow but which look solid.
- The road from the railway war memorial to Lendal Bridge was a solid mass of people who surged after the limousine towards the city centre.
- The theater is a cavernous space, seemingly carved from a solid mass of desert rock, like Petra, in Jordan.
- The opening shower didn't feel like rain, it was more like a solid mass of water that fell, hit the roofs and the streets and rebounded into a spray that hung around our ankles.
- Opening up whole, free standing buildings out of solid rock is no mean achievement and these churches amply illustrate that man can indeed move mountains.
- This sculpture is not a solid block of concrete.
- There, he fitted the tied brushes in the bamboo poles and changed hollow brushes into solid brushes.
- The bright and dark patterns on Titan's surface may be regions of solid ice and of liquid hydrocarbons.
- Two virtually solid granite walls face the campus, while two walls of glass open up to views of the woods beyond.
1.3Mathematicstridimensionalsolid figure — cuerpo geométrico masculine
- He also gives rules for measuring both plane and solid figures, often using arches as examples.
- References to Euclid's work on solid geometry clearly no longer looked intimidating.
- Yes there is, for Piero illustrates the text with diagrams of solid figures drawn in perspective.
- 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).
- He goes on to consider solid geometry giving results on prisms, cylinders, and spheres.
- Take a solid object, such as a cube which has width, length, and height.
- This is the first solid figure, the three-dimensional form of the triangle.
- We are not yet collectively convinced that the need is compelling, despite the wide applicability of fluid and solid mechanics.
- The first students of conic sections, and possibly Theaetetus, the creator of solid geometry, were members of the Academy.
- In the Republic, Plato is critical of the solid geometry of his day, but his criticism makes no mention of the use of instruments.
2.1(unbroken)(row/line) continuo(row/line) ininterrumpidoa 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
- Inverted repeats are marked with a solid line arrow and stemloops are marked with a dashed line arrow.
- The solid line represents cumulative fruit size and the dotted line the pressure applied to the roots.
- The solid lines correspond to soft selection, while the dashed lines plot hard selection.
- The average values for the whole family are indicated with a solid line for identity and dashed line for similarity.
- The solid lines indicate a relationship of instantiation; the broken line indicates the similarity between the instances.
- The solid line depicts the normal least squares regression line.
- Type A is drawn with a solid line and Type B is represented by the dotted line.
- The thin solid line represents the main culm; all other line styles for each tiller origin are as shown in Fig.1.
- Again, solid lines are for mutators and dashed lines for nonmutators.
- The solid line, the dotted line, and the dashed line represent the cases of, and, respectively.
- Thin solid lines enclose a region in which 95% of the simulated data points are expected to lie.
- The red solid line is the driving that will be done.
- Model output is represented by solid lines, gene expression data by dashed lines.
- Treatments are control (filled diamonds, solid line) and lime (filled squares, dotted line).
- Directly dated geological boundaries are shown with solid line and grey circle.
- The near side lane going down has only a dashed and solid line, which means overtaking is perfectly legal where safe to do so.
- The mean GUS activity value for each construct is represented by a solid line and the standard error by two dashed lines.
- In the map of Sc-like genes, the solid line represents cloned sequences; the dashed line shows an uncloned region.
- The solid line represents feeding group 1, while the dashed line represents feeding group 2.
- A hypothetical rectangular habitat is outlined by a thick solid line.
2.2informal (continuous)(year/month) seguidofor four solid hours — durante cuatro horas seguidas
- it was solid rain for another hour — llovió sin parar una hora más
- I did play it solid for the three-day rental, but I never felt I absolutely had to finish it.
- Give yourself about six solid months of training to prepare for your first ultra.
- This weekend the Cinémathèque québécoise will be presenting a veritable orgy of animation for three days solid.
- ‘I'd been there for three days solid, just waiting for things to fall into place ’, he says.
- Give it a solid three days of good nutrition and see if it makes a difference.
- 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.
- No reason at all, unless it was the fact that I had a solid 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep!
- Anyway, he watched his new vicious pet and this pathetic looking streak of yellow fins for three days solid.
- She never said a word about the book and when I read it I cried for three days solid.
- It's three days solid with only petrol stations along the way.
- I have been at sea for more than 30 years and on my very first trip I was sick for three days solid.
2.3solid compound — palabra compuesta escrita sin espacio ni guión
3.1(physically sturdy)(house/furniture/bridge) sólido(meal) consistentea man of solid build — un hombre de complexión robusta
- to have/build solid foundations — tener/crear una base sólida
- He was a very impressive figure, muscular and solid.
- You cannot build a skyscraper without a solid foundation, strong steel and good building materials.
- 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.
- I felt compelled to buy a very solid, very heavy rounders bat after I saw it.
- The leather steering wheel is bigger than the average, the door handles strong and solid and the pedals sporty.
- And I feel really solid and strong and I have a lot of joy in my life.
- Stand-ins for the Paramount movie logo, they represent, like the original, an idealised America: solid, strong, historic.
- I'm nearly six feet of solid girl with large hips and long legs!
- It's possible that she could compete at 18 as a solid six footer.
- The little hut was ugly, but it made a strong, solid dwelling.
- The Porter on duty was a big, solid chap with a strong, creased face.
- Cross-country fences are traditionally made out of solid materials such as tree trunks, and do not collapse like show jumps when struck.
- The fins themselves had to change from a fan of slender fin-rays to more solid load-bearing digits.
- At 39, he is six foot plus of solid framework, with a short, brush-spiked crew-cut and a welcoming smile.
- They made handguns to a high standard and of a strong, solid frame design.
- 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.
- Her voice was solid and strong, but her eyes were spilling tears.
- The material wedged into a solid cradle at its base, ballast to prevent its tipping, must have been shattered by the force of its fall.
- The walls, of course, are built of solid material.
- A really solid, sculptural dining table may work well as a stand-alone piece.
3.2(substantial, valuable)(defense/knowledge/reason) sólidoa solid business — un negocio sólido
- solid work — trabajo concienzudo
- a good solid worker — un trabajador serio y responsable
- The culture of the field has always depended far more on intuitive appeal than on solid research evidence.
- A man who has spent over 20 years of his football career at just two clubs is sure to be reliable, solid and trustworthy.
- Camp communities are powerful tools in youth development and solid bridges to building strong communities both in and out of camp.
- It's built up, as I said, over two or three decades of strong, solid research so if it is the flavour of the day, then there's good reason for it.
- Aquarius, you only want what every other human being wants: a life that's solid, dependable, and fun.
- To some he was solid, reliable, well-intentioned and a rugby man to the tips of his bootlaces.
- Limerick can be depended on to be solid in defence and more than competitive at midfield.
- All were based on solid research into primary materials.
- The real man was solid, dependable, loyal, uncomplaining, quick to act and slow to forgive.
- Overall, the bench is solid, but not strong enough to lift New Orleans to a division title.
- Portlaoise were the better team overall with a solid defence, a strong midfield and an attack that could create and take the scoring chances.
- The home side got off to much the better start to this J1 game with their solid defence and strong tackling causing problems for the visitors.
- Well, the caller made a really good point about how strong, how solid was the DNA.
- But while such signs of speculation are troubling, there is little solid evidence that a real estate bubble is puffing up.
- The Nissan Cefiros have had a good reputation all over the world as good, solid, reliable and dependable transport.
- I need solid evidence and can't allow my official power to be decided by the media.
- Golborne were kept goalless by a strong midfield and a solid defence.
- The result is increased reliance on concept stories that don't require solid material like sources and new developments.
- They paint the approach as a disarming subterfuge designed to undermine solid evidence that all living things share a common ancestry.
- His custodial skills also include a reliable three-point shot, solid defense, and unending hustle.
3.3(firm, definite)(offer) en firme(conviction/commitment) firme
4.1(pure)(wood/metal) macizo(metal/wood) puro(rock) vivotouch this arm, solid muscle! — toca este brazo ¡puro músculo!
- Within Islam, Muhammad is never pictured; therefore, Demi depicts him as a profile figure of solid gold.
- I asked her to imagine beginning with a bridge of solid steel, strong enough so that it wouldn't buckle and collapse as cars drove over it.
- The apartment itself has solid oak flooring throughout and the inner hall features built-in floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes.
- The insects hitch rides across oceans in wooden crates and other solid wood materials used in shipping, he explains.
- On display was a solid silver bitter dish which was presented to the show society over 100 years ago as the perpetual cup for the best dairy cow of any breed or class.
- It is a beautiful solid silver trophy, befitting the memory of a great but modest man.
- Hopes of completing the nation's first memorial to the ill-fated HMAS Sydney could rest on the wings of a solid silver seagull.
- This certainly chimes better with the Queen's own view of the world, in which even the corgis eat out of solid silver bowls.
- They are fitted out with solid wood floors throughout and marble tiling in the bathrooms and shower rooms.
- In this study by IARC, other known carcinogenic substances in solid wood were not identified.
- The cup, made from solid silver, has been kindly donated to Cumbria Sport, the organisers of the Games, by the Cumbria Playing Fields Association.
- All four penthouses have solid beech floors throughout and the other three are extremely bright and have large bay windows.
- The house measures 167 square metres and has solid timber flooring throughout, a maple kitchen and an ADSL line in the study.
- Candlesticks are adorned with feathers or solid silver wire.
- Not surprisingly, the Hunter 1250 features solid steel construction throughout.
- Mary travels with a lifesize statue of Padre Pio which was carved from a solid piece of Samoan mahogany by Californian sculptor Tom Benson.
- There had been plans to produce a replica in solid silver for Prince John, but he died before it was made.
- Furniture is constructed of solid wood and natural materials.
- 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.
- He came by the solid silver foot-high treasure after it was taken from the ruins of Goering's country home at the end of Second World War by a British soldier.
4.2(unanimous)(support/vote/agreement) unánimewe'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
- Each of the candidates has a solid core group of support.
- Wellstone's negatives are already high, and political ads aren't likely to dent his solid base of support.
- He has had solid and growing support from his constituents through four elections.
- To achieve all this, we need the solid support of our public.
- So far, the South Koreans seem solid in their support for the war against Islamofascist terror.
- Demonstrators united in a solid show of support for a university professor at the centre of a sacking row.
- The 2nd is a fairly solid Republican district.
- Others are also critical of the ban on groups like the Brotherhood - which have solid grassroots support that could be used in elections.
- The union said it expected solid support for the latest walkouts against SWT in a long-running dispute over pay and disciplinary procedures.
- It also enjoys solid support from gays and Hispanics, the nation's fastest-growing minority.
- He pledged solid US support on a tour to inspect the Asian tsunami damage.
- 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.
- Despite his offences against strict conservative doctrine, Lucas retains a solid core of support among the Christian right.
- 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.
- All three mainline parties can count on solid bedrock support of some minimum percentage of the electorate.
- Recall that Latham was elected leader of the Labor Party in December 2003 by just one vote, with the solid support of the Left faction.
- So far, most polling (no matter how it is spun by the financial press) shows that support for ratifying is solid.
- He knew he needed solid media support to push his reforms.
- And I believe there's solid support to enable the President to proceed along these grounds.
1Chemistry Physicssólido masculinesolids and liquids — los sólidos y los líquidos
3(in, from liquid)sólidossustancias sólidasmilk solids — sólidos lácteos
- blood/plasma solids — corpúsculos de la sangre/del plasma
4(in, from liquid, food)alimentos sólidos
1informalto be packed/jammed solid — estar lleno hasta el tope / hasta los topes
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