Definitions for essentialəˈsɛn ʃəl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(4.33 / 3 votes)

  1. necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary(adj)

    anything indispensable

    "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"

  2. essential, indispensable(adj)

    absolutely necessary; vitally necessary

    "essential tools and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of the project"; "an indispensable worker"

  3. essential(adj)

    basic and fundamental

    "the essential feature"

  4. all-important(a), all important(p), crucial, essential, of the essence(p)(adj)

    of the greatest importance

    "the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"

  5. essential(adj)

    being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc

    "essential oil"

  6. substantive, essential(adj)

    defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established

    "substantive law"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. essential(Noun)

    A necessary ingredient.

  2. essential(Noun)

    A fundamental ingredient.

  3. essential(Adjective)

    Idiopathic.

  4. essential(Adjective)

    Necessary.

  5. essential(Adjective)

    Very important; of high importance.

  6. essential(Adjective)

    Being in the basic form; showing its essence.

    Donu2019t mind him being grumpy. Thatu2019s the essential Fred.

  7. essential(Adjective)

    Such that each complementary region is irreducible, the boundary of each complementary region is incompressible by disks and monogons in the complementary region, and no leaf is a sphere or a torus bounding a solid torus in the manifold.

  8. Origin: From essentialis, from essentia.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Essential(adj)

    belonging to the essence, or that which makes an object, or class of objects, what it is

  2. Essential(adj)

    hence, really existing; existent

  3. Essential(adj)

    important in the highest degree; indispensable to the attainment of an object; indispensably necessary

  4. Essential(adj)

    containing the essence or characteristic portion of a substance, as of a plant; highly rectified; pure; hence, unmixed; as, an essential oil

  5. Essential(adj)

    necessary; indispensable; -- said of those tones which constitute a chord, in distinction from ornamental or passing tones

  6. Essential(adj)

    idiopathic; independent of other diseases

  7. Origin: [Cf. F. essentiel. See Essence.]

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  1. Essential

    Essential is a 1991 collection of hits by The Divinyls.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'essential' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1147

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'essential' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2350

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'essential' in Adjectives Frequency: #142


Translations for essential

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • основен, необходим, важен, същественBulgarian
  • essencialCatalan, Valencian
  • esence, nepostradatelný, nezbytnost, nevyhnutelný, nejpodstatnější, jádro, esenciální, nezbytný, zásadní, podstata, nejdůležitější, hlavníCzech
  • essenziell, wesentlich, unentbehrlich, notwendigGerman
  • ουσιαστικός, ουσιώδης, στοιχειώδηςGreek
  • esencialSpanish
  • oluline, vajalikEstonian
  • tärkeä, tarpeellinen, välttämätön, elintärkeä, perusluonteinen, normaali, olennainen, oleellinenFinnish
  • essentiel, fondamental, indispensableFrench
  • deatamach, riatanachScottish Gaelic
  • essenzialeItalian
  • 肝心, 不可欠, 肝要Japanese
  • essentialisLatin
  • essenzjaliMaltese
  • essensiellNorwegian
  • onontbeerlijk, nodig, essentieel, wezenlijk, belangrijk, echt, noodzakelijkDutch
  • essensiellNorwegian Nynorsk
  • niezbędny, zasadniczy, podstawowyPolish
  • essencial, fundamentalPortuguese
  • esențial, important, de bază, necesar, importantă, esențială, fundamentalRomanian
  • необходимый, основной, важный, существенный, базовый, фундаментальныйRussian
  • nujen, bistvenSlovene
  • essentiellSwedish
  • 必要Chinese

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