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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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Jo must have fallen asleep (as I dare say my reader has during this little homily), for suddenly Laurie's ghost seemed to stand before her, a substantial, lifelike ghost, leaning over her with the very look he used to wear when he felt a good deal and didn't like to show it.
When in the evening he came home from work he got off a streetcar and walked sedately along behind some business man, striving to look very substantial and important.
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.
Continually, as we may express it, he faded away out of his place; or, in other words, his mind and consciousness took their departure, leaving his wasted, gray, and melancholy figure--a substantial emptiness, a material ghost--to occupy his seat at table.
This envelope had the air of an official record of some period long past, when clerks engrossed their stiff and formal chirography on more substantial materials than at present.
Among the musical disciples who assembled, one evening in each week, to receive his instructions in psalmody, was Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and only child of a substantial Dutch farmer.
But the fare was of the most substantial kind --not only meat and potatoes, but dumplings; good heavens
they had dumplings too; small, but substantial, symmetrically globular, and indestructible dumplings.
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.
Then there were other benefits accruing to Marija from this friendship-- benefits of a more substantial nature.
She sat down by the drawer, and, leaning her head on her hands over it, wept till the tears fell through her fingers into the drawer; then suddenly raising her head, she began, with nervous haste, selecting the plainest and most substantial articles, and gathering them into a bundle.

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