Definitions for substance

Definitions for (noun) substance

Main entry: substance

Definition: the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

Usage: DNA is the substance of our genes

Main entry: substance

Definition: a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

Usage: shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man

Main entry: meaning, substance

Definition: the idea that is intended

Usage: What is the meaning of this proverb?

Main entry: gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum

Definition: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

Usage: the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

Main entry: subject matter, substance, message, content

Definition: what a communication that is about something is about

Main entry: substance, means

Definition: considerable capital (wealth or income)

Usage: he is a man of means

Main entry: substance

Definition: material of a particular kind or constitution

Usage: the immune response recognizes invading substances

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