What does substantial mean?

Definitions for substantial
səbˈstæn ʃəlsub·stan·tial

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word substantial.

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"

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

  6. Origin: [F. substantiel, L. substantialis.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Substantial

    sub-stan′shal, adj. belonging to or having substance: actually existing: real: solid: having substance or strength: lasting, likely to be permanent: strong, stout, bulky: corporeal, material: having property or estate: considerable, pretty wealthy: conforming to what is essential: involving the essential rights or merits of.—v.t. Substan′tialīse, to give reality to.—ns. Substan′tialism, the theory that there is a real existence or substratum underlying the phenomena of consciousness; Substantial′ity.—adv. Substan′tially.—n. Substan′tialness.—n.pl. Substan′tials, essential parts.—v.t. Substan′tiāte, to make substantial: to prove or confirm.—n. Substantiā′tion.—adjs. Substantī′val; Sub′stantive, expressing existence: real: of real, independent importance.—n. (gram.) the part of speech denoting something that exists: a noun.—adv. Sub′stantively.—n. Sub′stantiveness.—v.t. Sub′stantivise. [Fr. substantiel—L. substantialissubstantia.]

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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

How to pronounce substantial?

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How to say substantial in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of substantial in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of substantial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of substantial in a Sentence

  1. Magistrate Clarke Van Dervort:

    substantial motive and means to flee.

  2. Claes Larsson:

    We have no substantial slowdown in sight.

  3. William Dietz:

    The changes are meaningful and substantial.

  4. Eric Barnum:

    We've made substantial progress, i believe we're close.

  5. John Fleming:

    It will probably take substantial Democrat votes to pass it.

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Translations for substantial

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  • حقيقيArabic
  • podstatný, opravdový, bytelný, hmotnýCzech
  • wesentlichGerman
  • sustancialSpanish
  • oleellinen, vauras, todellinen, olennainen, huomattava, tukeva, runsas, tuhtiFinnish
  • substantielFrench
  • susbainteachScottish Gaelic
  • ठोसHindi
  • alapvető, gazdag, valódi, vagyonos, szilárd, lényegi, tehetős, tartós, való, tekintélyes, jómódú, bőséges, lényegesHungarian
  • sostanzialeItalian
  • 堅固, 裕福, 実際, 現実, 実質的, 物質的, 頑丈, 大量Japanese
  • substanțialRomanian
  • вещественный, состоятельный, солидный, важный, значительный, зажиточный, действительный, материальный, крепкий, существенный, настоящий, реальный, прочный, обеспеченныйRussian
  • கணிசமானTamil
  • کافیUrdu
  • trọng yếuVietnamese

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