Uniform vs Solid - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between uniform and solid

is that uniform is unvarying; all the same while solid is in the state of a solid; not fluid.

As nouns the difference between uniform and solid

is that uniform is a distinctive outfit that serves to identify members of a group while solid is 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).

As a verb uniform

is to clothe in a uniform.

As an adverb solid is


As an acronym SOLID is

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(en adjective)
  • Unvarying; all the same.
  • Consistent; conforming to one standard.
  • * Hooker
  • The only doubt is how far churches are bound to be uniform in their ceremonies.
  • (mathematics) with speed of convergence not depending on choice of function argument; as in uniform continuity, uniform convergence
  • Derived terms

    * uniformity * uniformly


    (en noun)
  • A distinctive outfit that serves to identify members of a group.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=6 citation , passage=‘[…] I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because “it was wicked to dress us like charity children”. […]’.}}
  • * F. W. Robertson
  • There are many things which a soldier will do in his plain clothes which he scorns to do in his uniform .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author=(Peter Wilby)
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Finland spreads word on schools , passage=Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16.
  • Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  • A uniformed police officer (as opposed to a detective).
  • * 1996 , S. J. Rozan, Concourse , Macmillan, ISBN 0-312-95944-3, page 265,
  • Skeletor held the gun against Speedo’s head, held Speedo between himself and the cops who stood, motionless and futile, where they’d stopped. Robinson, Lindfors, Carter, three uniforms and I watched helpless as Skeletor, dragging Speedy with him, inched out the gate, started backing down the hill.
  • * 2001 , Christine Wiltz, The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld , Da Capo Press, ISBN 0-306-81012-3, page 113,
  • Four men flew out of it, three uniforms and one in what appeared to be an English riding outfit—boots, whip, the whole nine yards. He called out, “I’m the superintendent of police.”
  • * 2004 , , Penny Dreadful , MacAdam/Cage Publishing, ISBN 1-931561-81-8, page 81,
  • Eyes to the front now and there was the body, a lump of black and brown. Moon counted three uniforms and a photographer, the medical examiner and his assistant.


    (en verb)
  • To clothe in a uniform.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1910, author=Robert W. Chambers, title=Ailsa Paige, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=You can't erect an army by uniforming and drilling a few hundred thousand clerks and farmers. }} ----




    (en adjective)
  • In the state of a solid; not fluid.
  • Large, massive.
  • Lacking holes or hollows; as solid gold, solid chocolate.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=2 citation , passage=The cane was undoubtedly of foreign make, for it had a solid silver ferrule at one end, which was not English hall–marked.}}
  • Strong or unyielding.
  • a solid foundation
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 2 , author= Phil McNulty , title=England 1-0 Belgium , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=As in the 1-0 win against Norway in Oslo, this was an England performance built on the foundations of solid defence and tactical discipline.}}
  • (slang) Excellent, of high quality, or reliable.
  • That's a solid plan.
    Radiohead's on tour! Have you heard their latest album yet? It's quite solid .
    I don't think Dave would have done that. He's a solid dude.
  • Hearty; filling.
  • a solid meal
  • Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial; not frivolous or fallacious.
  • * Milton
  • the solid purpose of a sincere and virtuous answer
  • * Dryden
  • These, wanting wit, affect gravity, and go by the name of solid men.
  • * J. A. Symonds
  • The genius of the Italians wrought by solid toil what the myth-making imagination of the Germans had projected in a poem.
  • Sound; not weakly.
  • a solid constitution of body
  • (typography) Written as one word, without spaces or hyphens.
  • American English writes many words as solid that British English hyphenates.
  • (printing, dated) Not having the lines separated by leads; not open.
  • (US, politics, slang) United; without division; unanimous.
  • The delegation is solid for a candidate.
  • Of a single color throughout.
  • John painted the walls solid white.
    He wore a solid shirt with floral pants.
  • (dated) Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic.
  • A solid''' foot contains 1,728 '''solid inches.


    (wikipedia solid) (en noun)
  • (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).
  • (informal) A favor.
  • Please do me a solid : lend me your car for one week.
    I owe him, he did me a solid last year.
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  • An article of clothing which is of a single color throughout.
  • I prefer solids over paisleys.
  • (in the plural) Food which is not liquid-based.
  • The doctor said I can't eat any solids four hours before the operation.


    (en adverb)
  • Solidly.
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  • (not comparable, typography) Without spaces or hyphens.
  • Many long-established compounds are set solid .


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