- something that exists by itself and in which accidents or attributes inhere; that which receives modifications and is not itself a mode; something that is causally active; something that is more than an event.
- the essential part of a thing; essence.
- a thing considered as a continuing whole.
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Idioms for substance
Origin of substance
synonym study for substance
OTHER WORDS FROM substancesub·stance·less, adjective
Words nearby substance
Example sentences from the Web for substance
A judge in that case has yet to rule on most of the substance of Amazon’s lawsuit.Oracle loses appeal in $10 billion Pentagon cloud-computing contract dispute|radmarya|September 2, 2020|Fortune
This is a substance that can give a person immunity from a disease.
To keep a wormhole’s throat from collapsing, some substance with negative mass must prop it open.
We believe the substance and process for this important park planning policy needs more attention and significant changes.
These foreign invaders contain substances the body doesn’t recognize.
Scalise spoke briefly, adding little of substance, saying that the people back home know him best.
“Any time you put a foreign substance into anybody you have the potential for an adverse event,” Geisbert reminds.
Those with a slightly sleazier bent have dredged up reports of his weight gain, substance abuse, and arrest.D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Was Worth Waiting 15 Years For|James Joiner|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
South Carolina and Alabama courts have already ruled late-pregnancy substance abuse can be considered a form of child abuse.States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences|Emily Shire|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Things got even more serious when Cosby moved on to the subject of substance abuse and children.When Bill Cosby N-Bombed the Congressional Black Caucus|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In withdrawing aside sorrow remaineth: and the substance of the poor is according to his heart.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Its backbone should be the study of biology and its substance should be the threshing out of the burning questions of our day.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The nature both of this substance and the antecedent substance from which it is derived is not known.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
But this paper was a very tough, fibrous substance, and would resist quite a heavy blow as well as keep out the cold.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
There has always been a mystery connected with this remarkable substance.
British Dictionary definitions for substance
- the supposed immaterial substratum that can receive modifications and in which attributes and accidents inhere
- a thing considered as a continuing whole that survives the changeability of its properties
Derived forms of substancesubstanceless, adjective
Word Origin for substance
Medical definitions for substance
Idioms and Phrases with substance
see in substance; sum and substance.