substance

What is the definition of substance?

Definitions for substance

  • noun - the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
  • noun - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
  • noun - the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
  • noun - 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"
  • noun - what a communication that is about something is about
  • noun - considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means"
  • noun - material of a particular kind or constitution; "the immune response recognizes invading substances"
  • Pronounciation of substance

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    Synonyms for substance

    heart meat nitty-gritty means center heart and soul nub message meaning centre inwardness pith content kernel essence marrow sum subject matter core gist

    Antonyms for substance

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    Holonyms for substance

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    Hypernyms for substance

    portion idea mental object component part thought communication matter component content capital part constituent cognitive content physical entity

    Hyponyms for substance

    body substance material atom substrate essence philosophers' stone pyrogen adulterator inhibitor digestive lubricator inoculant leavening toxicant ligand significance strain denotation hypostasis body petition subject aside meaning nonsensicality garbage information counseling dedication respects insertion humour view offering narration publicity shocker protoplasm stuff chemical element medium food elixir pyrectic propellant ferment fomentation lubricating substance inoculum refrigerant poisonous substance metabolite import undertone extension quiddity corker postulation topic excursus signification meaninglessness acknowledgment info counselling approval disrespect statement witticism instruction submission story promotional material pocketbook living substance phlogiston element fluid nutrient allergen hydrocolloid propellent agent fuel lube jelly lysin chemical irritant vehicle implication undercurrent connotation haecceity reminder memorial theme divagation nonsense hokum acknowledgement guidance direction commendation discourtesy wit wittiness proposal entry tale packaging wherewithal chemistry mixture activator volatile philosopher's stone assay adulterant denaturant carcinogen lubricant humectant leaven poison antigen semantics tenor reference bare bones quintessence request latent content digression parenthesis bunk drivel refusal counsel commitment disapproval interpolation humor opinion offer narrative promotion sensationalism

    Meronyms for substance

    No meronyms found for substance.

    Sounds like substance

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