Definitions for substanceˈsʌb stəns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
that of which a thing consists; physical matter or material:
form and substance.
a kind of matter of definite chemical composition:
a metallic substance.
the actual matter of a thing, as opposed to the appearance or shadow; reality.
substantial or solid character or quality:
claims lacking in substance.
the meaning or gist, as of speech or writing.
possessions, means, or wealth.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Government, Law
Ref: controlled substance.
Philos. that which exists by itself and in which accidents or attributes inhere.
Idioms for substance:
in substance, concerning the essentials; substantially. actually; really.
* Syn: See matter.
Origin of substance:
1250–1300; ME < L substantia=sub-sub - +stant-, s. of stāns, prp. of stāre to stand+-ia -ia (see -ance ); calque of Gk hypóstasis
the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
"DNA is the substance of our genes"
kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
"the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
the idea that is intended
"What is the meaning of this proverb?"
material of a particular kind or constitution
"the immune response recognizes invading substances"
considerable capital (wealth or income)
"he is a man of means"
message, content, subject matter, substance(noun)
what a communication that is about something is about
a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
"shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a type of physical material
a chemical substance that is contaminating water supplies; explosive substances
He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.; substance abuse
meaning, value, or usefulness
There was no real substance to the news reports
Physical matter; material.
The essential part of anything; the most vital part.
Considerable wealth or resources.
A man of substance.
Origin: From substance, from substantia, from substans, present active participle of substo, from sub + sto.
that which underlies all outward manifestations; substratum; the permanent subject or cause of phenomena, whether material or spiritual; that in which properties inhere; that which is real, in distinction from that which is apparent; the abiding part of any existence, in distinction from any accident; that which constitutes anything what it is; real or existing essence
the most important element in any existence; the characteristic and essential components of anything; the main part; essential import; purport
body; matter; material of which a thing is made; hence, substantiality; solidity; firmness; as, the substance of which a garment is made; some textile fabrics have little substance
material possessions; estate; property; resources
same as Hypostasis, 2
to furnish or endow with substance; to supply property to; to make rich
Substance is a 1987 compilation album by New Order, consisting of all of the band's singles at that point in their 12-inch versions, together with their respective B-side tracks. The then newly-released non-album single "True Faith" is also featured, along with its B-side "1963". The collection was released on vinyl, double CD, double cassette and Digital Audio Tape.
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Rank popularity for the word 'substance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4155
Rank popularity for the word 'substance' in Nouns Frequency: #1238
Translations for substance
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
Rubber is a tough, stretchy substance obtained from the juice of certain plants.
- substânciaPortuguese (BR)
- hmota, látkaCzech
- die SubstanzGerman
- hmota, látkaSlovak
- ämne, stoff, massaSwedish
- madde, cisimTurkish
- 物質Chinese (Trad.)
- loại vật chất nào đóVietnamese
- 物质Chinese (Simp.)
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