Definitions for substantialsəbˈstæn ʃəl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word substantial
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, etc.
of a corporeal or material nature; real or actual.
of solid character or quality; firm, stout, or strong:
a substantial fabric.
being such with respect to essentials:
two stories in substantial agreement.
wealthy or influential.
of real worth, value, or effect:
pertaining to the substance, matter, or material of a thing.
pertaining to the essence of a thing.
Philos. pertaining to or of the nature of substance rather than an accident or attribute.
Origin of substantial:
1300–50; ME substancial < LL substantiālis= L substanti(a)substance+-ālis -al1
"won by a substantial margin"
having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
substantial, real, material(adj)
having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
"the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial(adj)
providing abundant nourishment
"a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a day"
solid, strong, substantial(adj)
of good quality and condition; solidly built
"a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
large in amount or value
a substantial loan; a substantial meal
useful and meaningful
There were no substantial discussions of the matter.
strong and well-built; = sturdy
a substantial building; an agreement that will substantially reduce prices
Anything having substance; an essential part.
Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.
Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.
Corporeal; material; firm.
Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.
Large in size, quantity, or value; as, a substantial amount of money; vast
Most important; essential.
Ample or full.
A substantial amount of people in this buliding
Origin: From substantiel.
belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life
not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable
corporeal; material; firm
having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall
possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'substantial' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1641
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'substantial' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2606
Rank popularity for the word 'substantial' in Adjectives Frequency: #208
Translations for substantial
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
solid or strong
a nice substantial table.
- stewig, sterkAfrikaans
- قَوي، مَتين، ضَخْم، جَوْهَريArabic
- fortePortuguese (BR)
- γερός, στέρεοςGreek
- de calidad inferior (a la normal)Spanish
- חָזָק, מוצָקHebrew
- čvrst, pouzdanCroatian
- pamatīgs; stiprsLatvian
- solid, sterkNorwegian
- solídny, pevnýSlovak
- stabil, stadig, starkSwedish
- sağlam, dayanıklıTurkish
- 結實的Chinese (Trad.)
- тривкий, міцнийUkrainian
- مضبوط یا ٹھوسUrdu
- chắc chắn, chắc nịchVietnamese
- 结实的Chinese (Simp.)
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