Substantial meaning

səb-stănshəl
Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
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The definition of substantial is something that is real, considerable or strong.

An example of substantial is one person eating three regular-sized burritos in one sitting.

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Having property or possessions; wealthy.
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Real; actual; true; not imaginary.
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Possessing wealth or property; well-to-do.
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A substantial thing.
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Strong; solid; firm; stout.
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With regard to essential elements; in substance.
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Of, or having the nature of, substance.
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Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.
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Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.
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Achieving the goal of justice itself, not merely the procedure or form that is a means to justice.

Principles of substantial justice.

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Of or having substance.
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Considerable; ample; large.
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Of considerable worth or value; important.
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Anything having substance; an essential part.
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Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.
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Large in size, quantity, or value; as, a substantial amount of money; vast.
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A substantial amount of people in this buliding.

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Considerable in importance, value, degree, amount, or extent.

Made a substantial improvement; won by a substantial margin.

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Solidly built; strong.

Substantial houses.

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Ample; sustaining.

A substantial breakfast.

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Origin of substantial

  • Middle English substancial from Old French substantiel from Latin substantiālis from substantia substance substance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French substantiel.

    From Wiktionary