sum and substance

Definition of sum and substance

  1. :  the general or basic meaning of something said or written the sum and substance of an argument

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an indefinite or specified amount of money

    :  the whole amount :  aggregate

    :  the utmost degree :  summit

  1. :  to calculate the sum of :  total

    :  summarize

    :  to reach a sum :  amount

  1. :  essential nature :  essence

    :  a fundamental or characteristic part or quality

    :  god

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sum and substance? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a dividing ridge between drainage areas

Get Word of the Day daily email!