Definitions for substantialsəbˈstæn ʃəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sub•stan•tialsəbˈstæn ʃəl(adj.)

  1. of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, etc.

  2. of a corporeal or material nature; real or actual.

  3. of solid character or quality; firm, stout, or strong:

    a substantial fabric.

  4. being such with respect to essentials:

    two stories in substantial agreement.

  5. wealthy or influential.

  6. of real worth, value, or effect:

    substantial reasons.

  7. pertaining to the substance, matter, or material of a thing.

  8. pertaining to the essence of a thing.

  9. Philos. pertaining to or of the nature of substance rather than an accident or attribute.

    Category: Philosphy

  10. (n.)something substantial.

Origin of substantial:

1300–50; ME substancial < LL substantiālis= L substanti(a)substance+-ālis -al1

sub•stan′tial•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. significant, substantial(adj)

    fairly large

    "won by a substantial margin"

  2. substantial, substantive(adj)

    having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable

    "substantial equivalents"

  3. 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

  4. hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial(adj)

    providing abundant nourishment

    "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a day"

  5. solid, strong, substantial(adj)

    of good quality and condition; solidly built

    "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. substantial(adjective)əbˈstæn ʃəl

    large in amount or value

    a substantial loan; a substantial meal

  2. substantialəbˈstæn ʃəl

    useful and meaningful

    There were no substantial discussions of the matter.

  3. substantialəbˈstæn ʃəl

    strong and well-built; = sturdy

    a substantial building; an agreement that will substantially reduce prices

Wiktionary

  1. substantial(Noun)

    Anything having substance; an essential part.

  2. substantial(Adjective)

    Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.

  3. substantial(Adjective)

    Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.

  4. substantial(Adjective)

    Corporeal; material; firm.

  5. substantial(Adjective)

    Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.

  6. substantial(Adjective)

    possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.

  7. substantial(Adjective)

    Large in size, quantity, or value; as, a substantial amount of money; vast

  8. substantial(Adjective)

    Most important; essential.

  9. substantial(Adjective)

    Ample or full.

    A substantial amount of people in this buliding

  10. substantial(Adjective)

    Significantly great.

  11. Origin: From substantiel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Substantial(adj)

    belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life

  2. Substantial(adj)

    not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable

  3. Substantial(adj)

    corporeal; material; firm

  4. Substantial(adj)

    having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall

  5. Substantial(adj)

    possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'substantial' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1641

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'substantial' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2606

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'substantial' in Adjectives Frequency: #208


Translations for substantial

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

substantial(adjective)

solid or strong

a nice substantial table.

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