Meaning of ESSENTIAL in English



Function: noun

1 something that forms part of the minimal body, character, or structure of a thing FF1C; prosperity is an essential of the good life FF1E;

Synonyms: basic, element, fundamental, part and parcel, rudiment

Related Words: essence, stuff, substance; must, necessary, prerequisite, sine qua non

2 something necessary, required, or unavoidable FF1C; work was an essential to survival FF1E;

Synonyms: condition, must, necessity, precondition, prerequisite, requirement, requisite, sine qua non

Idioms: name of the game

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.