- noun a mass of solid particles, usually insoluble, that fall to the bottom of a liquid
- material that settles to the bottom of a liquid. See also silt.
- Unwanted solid particles which settle out at the bottom of liquids
- noun a solid substance which forms in liquids such as red wine, and which can be removed by decanting the wine
- solids deposited at the bottom of a bottle of wine as it matures. This normally means that the wine has not been overfiltered.