An example of substance is something that feels like silk.
An example of a substance is alcohol.
An example of substance is when an argument makes sense and has facts to back it up.
Substance is a person who is smart and interested in the world.
The substance of the report.
Air has little substance.
A person of substance.
Some textile fabrics have little substance.
A man of substance.
- With regard to essential elements.
- Actually; really.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of substance
- Middle English from Old French from Latin substantia from substāns substant- present participle of substāre to be present sub- sub- stāre to stand stā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition