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sub·stan·tive

 (sŭb′stən-tĭv)
adj.
1. Substantial; considerable.
2. Independent in existence or function; not subordinate.
3. Not imaginary; actual; real.
4. Of or relating to the essence or substance; essential: substantive information.
5. Having a solid basis; firm.
6. Grammar Expressing or designating existence; for example, the verb to be.
7. Grammar Designating a noun or noun equivalent.
n. Grammar
A word or group of words functioning as a noun.

[Middle English substantif, self-sufficient, independent, from Old French, substantive, from Late Latin substantīvus, from Latin substantia, substance; see substance.]

sub′stan·tive·ly adv.
sub′stan·tive·ness n.

substantive

(ˈsʌbstəntɪv)
n
(Grammar) grammar a noun or pronoun used in place of a noun
adj
1. of, relating to, containing, or being the essential element of a thing
2. having independent function, resources, or existence
3. of substantial quantity
4. solid in foundation or basis
5. (Grammar) grammar denoting, relating to, or standing in place of a noun
6. (Law) relating to the essential legal principles administered by the courts, as opposed to practice and procedure. Compare adjective3
7. (Dyeing) (of a dye or colour) staining the material directly without use of a mordant
Abbreviation: s, sb or subst
[C15: from Late Latin substantīvus, from Latin substāre to stand beneath; see substance]
substantival adj
ˌsubstanˈtivally adv
ˈsubstantively adv
ˈsubstantiveness n

sub•stan•tive

(ˈsʌb stən tɪv)

adj.
1. having independent existence; independent.
2. belonging to the real nature or essential part of a thing; essential.
3. real or actual.
4. of considerable amount or quantity.
5. possessing substance; having practical importance, value, or effect: substantive issues.
6.
a. of, pertaining to, or functioning as a noun: a substantive adjective.
b. expressing existence: To be is a substantive verb.
7. Law. relating to rules of right, rather than those of procedure (opposed to adjective).
8. (of dye colors) attaching directly to the material without the aid of a mordant (opposed to adjective).
n.
9. a noun.
10. a pronoun, adjective, or other word or phrase functioning as a noun.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin substantīvus]
sub′stan•tive•ly, adv.
sub′stan•tive•ness, n.

substantive

A word or group of words that acts as a noun.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.substantive - any word or group of words functioning as a noun
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
noun - a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
Adj.1.substantive - having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial equivalents"
essential - basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"
2.substantive - defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established; "substantive law"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
adjective, procedural - relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law; "adjective law"
3.substantive - being on topic and prompting thought; "a meaty discussion"
meaningful - having a meaning or purpose; "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause"

substantive

adjective
Having verifiable existence:
Translations
substantivo
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substantiv

substantive

[ˈsʌbstəntɪv]
A. ADJ
1. (= significant) [role] → fundamental; [talks, progress, difference] → sustancial; [reason] → de peso
the two sides remain divided on several substantive issueslas dos partes permanecen divididas en varios puntos fundamentales or de importancia
2. (Mil) [captain, lieutenant] → sustantivo
B. N (Gram) → sustantivo m
C. CPD substantive law Nderecho m sustantivo
substantive motion Nmoción f de fondo

substantive

adj
evidence, argumentüberzeugend, stichhaltig
(= considerable) contribution, improvementbeträchtlich, wesentlich, bedeutend
substantive motionendgültige Formulierung des Antrags
(Gram) = substantival
n (Gram) → Substantiv nt, → Hauptwort nt

substantive

[ˈsʌbstntɪv]
1. adj (frm) (issues, measures) → sostanziale (Gram) → sostantivo/a
2. n (Gram) → sostantivo

substantive

n. gr. substantivo, sustantivo, nombre.
References in classic literature ?
However, I felt like a schoolmaster amidst children, and persisted, and presently I had a score of noun substantives at least at my command; and then I got to demonstrative pronouns, and even the verb "to eat.
The Cyclic poet uses `beggar' as a substantive, and so means to say that when Odysseus had changed his clothes and put on rags, there was no one so good for nothing at the ships as Odysseus.
Many who knew her, thought it a pity that so substantive and rare a creature should have been absorbed into the life of another, and be only known in a certain circle as a wife and mother.