Translation of solid in Spanish:


sólido, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˈsɒlɪd//ˈsɑləd/


  • 1

    • 1.1(not liquid or gaseous)

      solid food (masculine plural) 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.

    • 1.3Mathematics

      solid 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

    • 2.1(unbroken)

      (row/line) continuo
      (row/line) 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
      • 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) seguido
      for 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.

    • 2.3

      solid compound palabra compuesta escrita sin espacio ni guión

  • 3

    • 3.1(physically sturdy)

      (house/furniture/bridge) sólido
      (meal) consistente
      a 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) sólido
      a 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

    • 4.1(pure)

      (wood/metal) macizo
      (metal/wood) puro
      (rock) vivo
      touch 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) 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
      • 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.


  • 1

    Chemistry Physics
    sólido masculine
    solids and liquids los sólidos y los líquidos
  • 2

    sólido masculine
  • 3

    (in, from liquid)
    (masculine plural) sólidos
    (feminine plural) sustancias sólidas
    milk solids sólidos lácteos
    • blood/plasma solids corpúsculos de la sangre/del plasma
  • 4

    (in, from liquid, food)
    (masculine plural) alimentos sólidos


  • 1informal

    to be packed/jammed solid estar lleno hasta el tope / hasta los topes