Meaning of SUBSTANCE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈsʌbstəns ]

n. 1 a the essential material, esp. solid, forming a thing (the substance was transparent). b a particular kind of material having uniform properties (this substance is salt). 2 a reality; solidity (ghosts have no substance). b seriousness or steadiness of character (there is no substance in him). 3 the theme or subject of esp. a work of art, argument, etc. (prefer the substance to the style). 4 the real meaning or essence of a thing. 5 wealth and possessions (a woman of substance). 6 Philos. the essential nature underlying phenomena, which is subject to changes and accidents. øin substance generally; apart from details. [ME f. OF f. L substantia (as SUB-, stare stand)]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.