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Entry Word: substance
Function: noun
Text: 1 the basic elements from which something can be developed <many thought that the mayor's speech lacked substance because specific proposals for solving the city's problems were few> -- see MAKING
2 the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is <tireless caring and nurturing that was the very substance of maternal love> -- see ESSENCE
3 the total of one's money and property <measure the worth of a person not by his earthly substance but by his good deeds> -- see WEALTH 1
4 one that has a real and independent existence <the question of whether the soul is a substance entirely independent of the body> -- see ENTITY