◄ Substance ►

1. (n.) That which underlies all outward manifestations; substratum; the permanent subject or cause of phenomena, whether material or spiritual; that in which properties inhere; that which is real, in distinction from that which is apparent; the abiding part of any existence, in distinction from any accident; that which constitutes anything what it is; real or existing essence.

2. (n.) The most important element in any existence; the characteristic and essential components of anything; the main part; essential import; purport.

3. (n.) Body; matter; material of which a thing is made; hence, substantiality; solidity; firmness; as, the substance of which a garment is made; some textile fabrics have little substance.

4. (n.) Material possessions; estate; property; resources.

5. (n.) Same as Hypostasis, 2.

6. (v. t.) To furnish or endow with substance; to supply property to; to make rich.

Swiss bank account actuality affective meaning affluence air amount amplitude assets atom atomic particles atoms axiom balance bank account basis bearing being bench mark best part better part body bottom bottom dollar bottomless purse brute matter budget building block bulging purse bulk burden call cardinal point case cash reserves cause center chapter checking account chemical element chief thing climax coloring command of money component composition concern concreteness connotation consequence constituent core cornerstone corporeality corpus crisis critical point crux denotation density distillate distillation drift durability earth easy circumstances effect element elementary particle elementary unit elixir embarras de richesses entity essence essential essential matter essentiality exchequer extension extent fabric finances fire firmness flower focus focus of attention focus of interest force fortune foundation fund fundamental fundamental particle funds generality gist gold good reason grammatical meaning gravamen great point ground grounds handsome fortune head heading heart high income high point high tax bracket hyle hypostasis idea impact implication import important thing independence individual inner essence intension issue kernel keystone kitty landmark lexical meaning life savings literal meaning living issue lucre luxuriousness magnitude main body main point main thing major part majority mammon marrow mass material material basis material point material resources material wealth material world materiality materials materiel matter matter in hand meaning meaningfulness means measure measurement meat medium milestone molecule monad money money to burn moneybags moneys most motif motive natural world nature nest egg nub nubbin nucleus numbers nuts and bolts object opulence opulency overtone palpability pecuniary resources pelf pertinence physical world pith pivot plenum plurality pocket point point at issue point in question ponderability pool possessions postulate practical consequence principle problem property prosperity prosperousness purport purse quantity quantum question quid quiddity quintessence quintessential range of meaning raw material real issue real meaning reality reason recap recapitulation reference referent relation relevance reserves resources resume riches richness right rubric run-through rundown salient point sap savings savings account scope semantic cluster semantic field sense short significance signification significatum signifie sine qua non solidity soul soundness span of meaning spirit stability


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