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Meaning & Definition of Substantial in English

English

Substantial

/səbstænʃəl/

adjective

1. Fairly large

  • "Won by a substantial margin"
    synonym:
  • significant
  • ,
  • substantial

2. Having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable

  • "Substantial equivalents"
    synonym:
  • substantial
  • ,
  • substantive

3. Having substance or capable of being treated as fact

  • Not imaginary
  • "The substantial world"
  • "A mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"
  • "Most ponderous and substantial things"- shakespeare
    synonym:
  • substantial
  • ,
  • real
  • ,
  • material

4. Providing abundant nourishment

  • "A hearty meal"
  • "Good solid food"
  • "Ate a substantial breakfast"
  • "Four square meals a day"
    synonym:
  • hearty
  • ,
  • satisfying
  • ,
  • solid
  • ,
  • square
  • ,
  • substantial

5. Of good quality and condition

  • Solidly built
  • "A solid foundation"
  • "Several substantial timber buildings"
    synonym:
  • solid
  • ,
  • strong
  • ,
  • substantial

Examples of using

If one is to save up the chicken feed every day, it will amount to a very substantial sum in a year.
We have a substantial stake in the venture.
Thanks to the opportunity, we were able to avoid substantial effort.