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sub·stan·tial

 (səb-stăn′shəl)
adj.
1. Considerable in importance, value, degree, amount, or extent: made a substantial improvement; won by a substantial margin.
2. Solidly built; strong: substantial houses.
3. Ample; sustaining: a substantial breakfast.
4. Possessing wealth or property; well-to-do.
5.
a. Of, relating to, or having substance; material.
b. True or real; not imaginary.
6. Achieving the goal of justice itself, not merely the procedure or form that is a means to justice: principles of substantial justice.

[Middle English substancial, from Old French substantiel, from Latin substantiālis, from substantia, substance; see substance.]

sub·stan′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē), sub·stan′tial·ness (-shəl-nĭs) n.
sub·stan′tial·ly adv.

substantial

(səbˈstænʃəl)
adj
1. of a considerable size or value: substantial funds.
2. worthwhile; important: a substantial reform.
3. having wealth or importance
4. (Cookery) (of food or a meal) sufficient and nourishing
5. solid or strong in construction, quality, or character: a substantial door.
6. real; actual; true: the evidence is substantial.
7. of or relating to the basic or fundamental substance or aspects of a thing
8. (Philosophy) philosophy of or relating to substance rather than to attributes, accidents, or modifications
substantiality, subˈstantialness n
subˈstantially adv

sub•stan•tial

(səbˈstæn ʃəl)

adj.
1. of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, etc.
2. of a corporeal or material nature; real or actual.
3. of solid character or quality; firm, stout, or strong: a substantial fabric.
4. being such with respect to essentials: two stories in substantial agreement.
5. wealthy or influential.
6. of real worth, value, or effect: substantial reasons.
7. pertaining to the substance, matter, or material of a thing.
8. pertaining to the essence of a thing.
9. Philos. pertaining to or of the nature of substance rather than an accident or attribute.
n.
10. something substantial.
[1300–50; Middle English substancial < Late Latin substantiālis= Latin substanti(a) substance + -ālis -al1]
sub•stan`ti•al′i•ty, sub•stan′tial•ness, n.
sub•stan′tial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.substantial - fairly large; "won by a substantial margin"
considerable - large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree; "a considerable quantity"; "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign"; "went to considerable trouble for us"; "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"
2.substantial - having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial equivalents"
essential - basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"
3.substantial - having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
material - derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe"
insubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal - lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"
4.substantial - providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a day"
wholesome - conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"
5.substantial - of good quality and condition; solidly built; "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"
sound - in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"

substantial

adjective
1. big, significant, considerable, goodly, large, important, generous, worthwhile, tidy (informal), ample, sizable or sizeable That is a very substantial improvement in the current situation.
big small, insignificant, inadequate, poor, pathetic, meagre, skimpy, insubstantial, inconsiderable, niggardly
2. solid, sound, sturdy, strong, firm, massive, hefty, durable, bulky, well-built those fortunate enough to have a fairly substantial property to sell
solid weak, rickety, infirm, frail, feeble, light-weight, insubstantial, jerry-built
3. (Formal) real, true, positive, material, actual, valid, weighty talk of imminent and substantial progress
real imagined, imaginary, unreal, fictitious, nonexistent, insubstantial

substantial

adjective
1. Composed of or relating to things that occupy space and can be perceived by the senses:
2. Having verifiable existence:
3. Not easily moved or shaken:
Translations
غَني بالمواد الغِذائِيَّهقَوي، مَتين، ضَخْم، جَوْهَري
pořádnýsolidníznačný
solidstor
huomattavaoleellinenolennainenrunsastodellinen
tekintélyesvagyonosvalóvalódibőséges
ríflegurtraustur
堅固大量実質的実際物質的
ievērojamslielspamatīgsstiprs
precejšen

substantial

[səbˈstænʃəl] ADJ
1. (= significant) [amount, progress, improvement, damage] → considerable, importante; [difference] → importante, sustancial
there has been substantial agreement on this questionha habido un alto or considerable grado de acuerdo sobre esta cuestión
to win by a substantial majorityganar por una mayoría considerable
a substantial majority of familiesuna mayoría considerable de familias
2. (= weighty) [evidence] → sustancial, de peso; [document, book] → sustancioso
3. (= solid) [building] → sólido
4. (= filling) [meal, dish] → sustancioso

substantial

[səbˈstænʃəl] adj
(= considerable) [amount, number, change, improvement] → substantiel(le)
She will come into a substantial amount of money → Elle héritera d'une somme substantielle.
(= large and solid) [building, house] → robuste

substantial

adj
person, clothkräftig; furniture, building, firmsolide; ropestark; bookumfangreich; meal, dishreichhaltig
(= considerable) income, loss, gain, amountbeträchtlich, erheblich; part, majority, contribution, improvementwesentlich, bedeutend; (= rich) landowner, businessmanvermögend, kapitalkräftig
(= weighty, important)bedeutend; proof, argumentüberzeugend, stichhaltig; differencewesentlich, bedeutend; to be in substantial agreementim Wesentlichen übereinstimmen
(= real, material)körperlich, wesenhaft

substantial

[səbˈstænʃl] adj
a. (considerable, amount, progress) → notevole, considerevole; (majority, proportion) → largo/a, grande; (difference) → sostanziale; (solid, building, table) → solido/a; (meal) → sostanzioso/a; (wealthy, landowner, businessman) → ricco/a
b. (frm) (real) → reale

substantial

(səbˈstӕnʃəl) adjective
1. solid or strong. a nice substantial table.
2. large. a substantial sum of money; That meal was quite substantial.
subsˈtantially adverb
substantiate (səbˈstӕnʃieit) verb
to give the facts that are able to prove or support (a claim, theory etc). He cannot substantiate his claim/accusation.
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She will have occasion for all those attractive powers for which she is celebrated to gain any share of my regard; and I shall certainly endeavour to guard myself against their influence, if not accompanied by something more substantial.
You speak like an oracle, Helen, and all you say is indisputably true; but listen here: I am hungry, and I see before me a good substantial dinner; I am told that if I abstain from this to-day I shall have a sumptuous feast to-morrow, consisting of all manner of dainties and delicacies.
The very beautiful and substantial side-wheel steamship "Quaker City" has been chartered for the occasion, and will leave New York June 8th.
The temptations to enter political life were so alluring that I came very near yielding to them at one time, but I was kept from doing so by the feeling that I would be helping in a more substantial way by assisting in the laying of the foundation of the race through a generous education of the hand, head, and heart.
In the town were some substantial windowless houses of stone scattered among a wilderness of thatched cabins; the streets were mere crooked alleys, and un- paved; troops of dogs and nude children played in the sun and made life and noise; hogs roamed and rooted contentedly about, and one of them lay in a reeking wallow in the middle of the main thoroughfare and suckled her family.
Even the mother was always offering me things, though I knew she expected substantial presents in return.
Climate may have had great influence on the former, but it is difficult to see how it can have produced the substantial difference which exists in the latter.
The river banks were rather high, and the bridge, instead of rising, went across just level, so that in the middle, if the river was full, the water would be nearly up to the woodwork and planks; but as there were good substantial rails on each side, people did not mind it.
It is part of the martyrdom which I endure for the cause of the Truth that there are seasons of mental weakness, when Cubes and Spheres flit away into the background of scarce-possible existences; when the Land of Three Dimensions seems almost as visionary as the Land of One or None; nay, when even this hard wall that bars me from my freedom, these very tablets on which I am writing, and all the substantial realities of Flatland itself, appear no better than the offspring of a diseased imagination, or the baseless fabric of a dream.
Then she had dinner, a substantial and appetizing meal at which there were always three or four guests; after dinner she played a game of boston, and at night she had the newspapers or a new book read to her while she knitted.
The house was a large, substantial affair, painted such a vivid green that the landscape seemed quite faded by contrast.
There were middle-aged gentlemen spending a week-end in one of the large hotels, carefully dressed; and they walked industriously after too substantial a breakfast to give themselves an appetite for too substantial a luncheon: they exchanged the time of day with friends and talked of Dr.

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