solid etymology

English word solid comes from Latin solidum (solid) which ultimately derives from Indo-European *solh₂- (integrate, whole)

Detailed word origin of solid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
solidum Latin (lat) (physics, mathematics) solid (state of matter, shape).
solide Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
solid English (eng) (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).. (geometry) A three-dimensional figure (as opposed to a surface, an area, or a curve).. (in the plural) Food which is not liquid-based.. (informal) A favor.. An article of clothing which is of a single color throughout. (not comparable, [...]

Words with the same origin as solid

Descendants of solidum
sold solidarity