What does essential mean?

Definitions for essential
əˈsɛn ʃəles·sen·tial

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. essential(Noun)

    A necessary ingredient.

    Etymology: From essentialis, from essentia.

  2. essential(Noun)

    A fundamental ingredient.

    Etymology: From essentialis, from essentia.

  3. essential(Adjective)

    Idiopathic.

    Etymology: From essentialis, from essentia.

  4. essential(Adjective)

    Necessary.

    Etymology: From essentialis, from essentia.

  5. essential(Adjective)

    Very important; of high importance.

    Etymology: From essentialis, from essentia.

  6. essential(Adjective)

    Being in the basic form; showing its essence.

    Don't mind him being grumpy. That's the essential Fred.

    Etymology: From essentialis, from essentia.

  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.

    Etymology: From essentialis, from essentia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Essential(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. essentiel. See Essence.]

  2. Essential(adj)

    hence, really existing; existent

    Etymology: [Cf. F. essentiel. See Essence.]

  3. Essential(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. essentiel. See Essence.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. essentiel. See Essence.]

  5. Essential(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. essentiel. See Essence.]

  6. Essential(adj)

    idiopathic; independent of other diseases

    Etymology: [Cf. F. essentiel. See Essence.]

Freebase

  1. Essential

    Essential is a 1991 collection of hits by The Divinyls.

Editors Contribution

  1. essential

    A fundamental form.

    The fundamental form of the system was created first and then the others mapped their systems into the whole.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  
  2. Essential

    A natural form.

    Wind is an essential form of the weather necessary to dry land, distribute seeds etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

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

How to pronounce essential?

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How to say essential in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of essential in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of essential in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of essential in a Sentence

  1. Ken Paxton:

    The court rightly recognized that when the Legislature passed Senate Bill 5 last session, it complied with every change the 5th Circuit ordered to the original voter ID law, safeguarding the integrity of our elections is essential to preserving our democracy.

  2. The Vatican:

    The Agreement... regards essential aspects of the life and activity of the Church in Palestine, while at the same time reaffirming the support for a negotiated and peaceful solution to the conflict in the region.

  3. Aili Bresnahan:

    Kids learn to move before they learn to read or sing. To allow them to move is to allow them to be some essential part of themselves with you in an important way.

  4. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:

    We ... determined that our equipping of the Iraqi Security Forces had proceeded too slowly, this process was earlier sometimes delayed by bureaucracy in Baghdad, but occasionally also in Washington. That is why we are now expediting delivery of essential equipment and material, like anti-tank capabilities and counter-IED equipment, to the Iraqi security forces -- including Kurdish and Sunni tribal forces.

  5. Peter Navarro:

    One of the things this crisis has taught us is that we are dangerously overdependent on a global supply chain, if we learn anything from this crisis, It should be, never again should we have to depend on the rest of the world for essential medicines and countermeasures.

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Translations for essential

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

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