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substance   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋsʌbstәns 〕

Pronunciation

〔 ˊsʌbstәns 〕


Overview of noun substance

The noun substance has 7 senses


  • substance -- (the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes")

  • kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty -- (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")

  • meaning, substance -- (the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?")

  • substance -- (material of a particular kind or constitution; "the immune response recognizes invading substances")

  • means, substance -- (considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means")

  • message, content, subject matter, substance -- (what a communication that is about something is about)

  • substance -- (a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man")