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substantial

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adjective sub·stan·tial \səb-ˈstan(t)-shəl\

Simple Definition of substantial

  • : large in amount, size, or number

  • : strongly made

  • of food : enough to satisfy hunger

Full Definition of substantial

  1. 1a :  consisting of or relating to substanceb :  not imaginary or illusory :  real, truec :  important, essential

  2. 2 :  ample to satisfy and nourish :  full <a substantial meal>

  3. 3a :  possessed of means :  well-to-dob :  considerable in quantity :  significantly great <earned a substantial wage>

  4. 4 :  firmly constructed :  sturdy <a substantial house>

  5. 5 :  being largely but not wholly that which is specified <a substantial lie>

substantial noun
sub·stan·ti·al·i·ty play \-ˌstan(t)-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\ noun
sub·stan·tial·ly play \-ˈstan(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb
sub·stan·tial·ness play \-ˈstan(t)-shəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of substantial

  1. A substantial number of people commute to work each day.

  2. Activities like that pose a substantial risk of injury.

  3. She purchased her tickets at a substantial discount.

  4. Only the buildings that were constructed of more substantial materials survived the earthquake.

  5. I was hoping that they would serve us something more substantial than wine and cheese.



14th Century

First Known Use of substantial

14th century


SUBSTANTIAL Defined for Kids

substantial

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adjective sub·stan·tial \səb-ˈstan-shəl\

Definition of substantial

  1. 1 :  large in amount <a substantial improvement>

  2. 2 :  important 1 <a substantial difference>

  3. 3 :  firmly constructed <Substantial walls surround the castle.>

  4. 4 :  abundant <a substantial meal>

  5. 5 :  prosperous 1 <a substantial farmer>

  6. 6 :  made up of or relating to substance :  material





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