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Overview of adj substantial

The adj substantial has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (22) significant, substantial

(fairly large; "won by a substantial margin")

2. (1) substantial, substantive

(having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial equivalents")

3. substantial, real, material

(having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare)

4. hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial

(providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a day")

5. solid, strong, substantial

(of good quality and condition; solidly built; "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings") © 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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