Origin of substantial
Examples from the Web for substantial
Judging from current figures, there would be a substantial demand for this option, too.
Justin Bieber with a party boy reputation and a substantial body of sexts available for Googling.
Prior to the Syrian civil war, the country had a substantial air defense network—mostly consisting of older Soviet-built systems.First U.S. Stealth Jet Attack on Syria Cost More Than Indian Mission to Mars|Dave Majumdar|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The impact, even among cities with unconfirmed cases, is substantial.
Consumers have been schooled to be wary of companies that offer them valuable products for free along with substantial rebates.
About half a mile on the south side of the village there is a substantial stone bridge crossing a deep ravine.
The avenue was free from weeds and in order, the two gates beyond him were new and substantial.The Shuttle|Frances Hodgson Burnett
They build a substantial nest of reeds and rushes woven about the upright canes, close to the surface of the water.The Bird Book|Chester A. Reed
This was a strained way of indicating the case; but there can be no doubt of its substantial truth.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
Anthony's house was square and substantial, with high ceilings.A Poor Wise Man|Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for substantial
Word Origin and History for substantial
mid-14c., "ample, sizeable," from Old French substantiel (13c.), from Latin substantialis "having substance or reality, material," from substantia (see substance). Meaning "existing, having real existence" is from late 14c.