A man of substance.
Some textile fabrics have little substance.
The substance of the report.
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.
A person of substance.
A plan without substance.
Air has little substance.
Did he accomplish anything of substance?
An example of substance is something that feels like silk.
An example of a substance is alcohol.
Which substance was he abusing?
- with regard to essential elements
- actually; really
Other Word Forms
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