Simple Definition of substantial
: large in amount, size, or number
: strongly made
of food : enough to satisfy hunger
Full Definition of substantial
2 : ample to satisfy and nourish : full <a substantial meal>
3a : possessed of means : well-to-dob : considerable in quantity : significantly great <earned a substantial wage>
4 : firmly constructed : sturdy <a substantial house>
5 : being largely but not wholly that which is specified <a substantial lie>
Examples of substantial
A substantial number of people commute to work each day.
Activities like that pose a substantial risk of injury.
She purchased her tickets at a substantial discount.
Only the buildings that were constructed of more substantial materials survived the earthquake.
I was hoping that they would serve us something more substantial than wine and cheese.
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