Definition of substancial
1. substantial [ a ] fairly large
Examples: "won by a substantial margin"
(The Rev. John A. O'Brien, "Let's Take Birth Control...)
The second step is to recognize the substantial agreement - frequently blurred by emotionalism and inaccurate newspaper reporting - already existing between Catholics and non-Catholics concerning the over-all objectives of family_planning .
(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)
If we add to these contacts with friendly members the `` contacts with an organization of the church '' ( 11.2 per_cent of the cases ) , then a substantial two thirds of all recruitment is through friendly contact .
(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)
Lincoln was historian and economist enough to know that a substantial portion of this wealth had accumulated in the hands of the descendants of New_Englanders engaged in the slave_trade .
(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)
Our pin-curl clips and self-locking nuts achieved dominance in just a_few years time , despite substantial , well established competition .
(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)
When Johnny_Mercer and Harold_Arlen began their collaboration in 1940 , Mercer , like Arlen , had several substantial film songs to his credit , among them `` Hooray_for_Hollywood '' , `` Ride , Tenderfoot , Ride '' , `` Have_You_Got_Any_Castles , Baby ? ''Synonyms substantial significant Related Terms considerable
2. substantial [ a ] being the essence or essential element of a thing
Examples: "substantial equivalents" "substantive information"
(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)
More emphasis was put upon the fact that international_law was the law of `` civilized nations '' ; Kent and Story , the great early American scholars , repeatedly made_use_of this phrase , or of `` Christian nations '' , which is a substantial equivalent .Synonyms substantive substantial in_essence Related Terms essential
3. substantial [ a ] of good quality and condition; solidly built
Examples: "a solid foundation" "several substantial timber buildings"
4. substantial [ a ] providing abundant nourishment
Examples: "a hearty meal" "good solid food" "ate a substantial breakfast"
5. substantial [ a ] having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
Examples: "the substantial world" "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical" "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
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