An example of substantial is one person eating three regular-sized burritos in one sitting.
- of or having substance
- real; actual; true; not imaginary
- strong; solid; firm; stout
- considerable; ample; large
- of considerable worth or value; important
- having property or possessions; wealthy
- with regard to essential elements; in substance
- Philos. of, or having the nature of, substance
Origin of substantialMiddle English substancial ; from Medieval Latin substantialis ; from Late Latin
- Considerable in importance, value, degree, amount, or extent: made a substantial improvement; won by a substantial margin.
- Solidly built; strong: substantial houses.
- Ample; sustaining: a substantial breakfast.
- Possessing wealth or property; well-to-do.
- a. Of, relating to, or having substance; material.b. True or real; not imaginary.
- Achieving the goal of justice itself, not merely the procedure or form that is a means to justice: principles of substantial justice.
Origin of substantialMiddle English substancial, from Old French substantiel, from Latin substantialis, from substantia, substance; see substance.
- sub·stan′ti·al′i·ty , sub·stan′tial·ness
(comparative more substantial, superlative most substantial)
- 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
- Significantly great.
- Anything having substance; an essential part.
From Old French substantiel.