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Overview of noun essential

The noun essential has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary

(anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained")

Overview of adj essential

The adj essential has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (17) essential, indispensable

(absolutely necessary; vitally necessary; "essential tools and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of the project"; "an indispensable worker")

2. (15) essential

(basic and fundamental; "the essential feature")

3. (8) all-important, all important, crucial, essential, of the essence

(of the greatest importance; "the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence")

4. essential

(being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc; "essential oil")

5. substantive, essential

(defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established; "substantive law") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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