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Meaning of SUBSTANTIAL

Pronunciation:  sub'stanshul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  fairly large; "won by a substantial margin"
  2. [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
  3. [adj]  being the essence or essential element of a thing; "substantial equivalents"; "substantive information"
  4. [adj]  providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"
  5. [adj]  of good quality and condition; solidly built; "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"
 

SUBSTANTIAL is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: considerable, essential, hearty, in essence, material, real, satisfying, significant, solid, sound, strong, substantive, wholesome
 
 Antonyms: insubstantial, unreal, unsubstantial
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub*stan"tial\, a. [F. substantiel, L.
substantialis.]
1. Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as,
   substantial life. --Milton.

         If this atheist would have his chance to be real and
         substantial agent, he is more stupid than the
         vulgar.                               --Bentley.

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

         If happinessbe a substantial good.    --Denham.

         The substantial ornaments of virtue.  --L'Estrange.

3. Corporeal; material; firm. ``Most ponderous and
   substantial things.'' --Shak.

         The rainbow [appears to be] a large substantial
         arch.                                 --I. Watts.

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

5. Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy;
   responsible; as, a substantial freeholder. ``Substantial
   yeomen and burghers.'' --Sir W. Scott.



 

 

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