Substantial Definition

səb-stănshəl
adjective
Strong; solid; firm; stout.
Webster's New World
Of or having substance.
Webster's New World
Of considerable worth or value; important.
Webster's New World
Considerable; ample; large.
Webster's New World
Real; actual; true; not imaginary.
Webster's New World
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noun
A substantial thing.
Webster's New World

Anything having substance; an essential part.

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Other Word Forms of Substantial

Noun

Singular:
substantial
Plural:
substantials

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

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