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Meaning & Definition of Substance in English

English

Substance

/səbstəns/

noun

1. The real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

  • "Dna is the substance of our genes"
    synonym:
  • substance

2. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

  • "The gist of the prosecutor's argument"
  • "The heart and soul of the republican party"
  • "The nub of the story"
    synonym:
  • kernel
  • ,
  • substance
  • ,
  • core
  • ,
  • center
  • ,
  • centre
  • ,
  • essence
  • ,
  • gist
  • ,
  • heart
  • ,
  • heart and soul
  • ,
  • inwardness
  • ,
  • marrow
  • ,
  • meat
  • ,
  • nub
  • ,
  • pith
  • ,
  • sum
  • ,
  • nitty-gritty

3. The idea that is intended

  • "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
    synonym:
  • meaning
  • ,
  • substance

4. Material of a particular kind or constitution

  • "The immune response recognizes invading substances"
    synonym:
  • substance

5. Considerable capital (wealth or income)

  • "He is a man of means"
    synonym:
  • means
  • ,
  • substance

6. What a communication that is about something is about

    synonym:
  • message
  • ,
  • content
  • ,
  • subject matter
  • ,
  • substance

7. A particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

  • "Shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
    synonym:
  • substance

Examples of using

Salt is a useful substance.