n.1.That which underlies all outward manifestations; substratum; the permanent subject or cause of phenomena, whether material or spiritual; that in which properties inhere; that which is real, in distinction from that which is apparent; the abiding part of any existence, in distinction from any accident; that which constitutes anything what it is; real or existing essence.
2.The most important element in any existence; the characteristic and essential components of anything; the main part; essential import; purport.
This edition is the same in substance with the Latin.
- Bp. Burnet.
3.Body; matter; material of which a thing is made; hence, substantiality; solidity; firmness; as, the substance of which a garment is made; some textile fabrics have little substance.
4.Material possessions; estate; property; resources.
And there wasted his substance with riotous living.
- Luke xv. 13.
5.(Theol.) Same as Hypostasis, 2.
v. t.1.To furnish or endow with substance; to supply property to; to make rich.
Noun1.substance - that which has mass and occupies space; "an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter"
Synonyms: matter
2.substance - the stuff of which an object consists
3.substance - 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"
4.substance - the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
Synonyms: meaning
5.substance - considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means"
Synonyms: means
6.substance - what a communication that is about something is about

SUBSTANCE, evidence. That which is essential; it is used in opposition to form.
     2. It is a general rule, that on any issue it is sufficient to prove the substance of the issue. For example, in a case where the defendant pleaded payment of the principal sum and all interest due, and it appeared in evidence that a gross sum was paid, not amounting to the full interest, but accepted by the plaintiff as full payment, the proof was held to be sufficient. 2 Str. 690; 1 Phil. Ev. 161.

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