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Another word for essence

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Noun
  1. A basic trait or set of traits that define and establish the character of something

      1. A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements.
      2. The distinctive physical composition or structure of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts:
      3. The appearance and feel of a surface:
      1. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
      2. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
      3. A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
      1. The pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing.
      2. The purest or most typical instance:
      3. In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
      1. The material world and its phenomena:
      2. The forces and processes that produce and control these phenomena:
      3. The world of living things and the outdoors:
      1. essential quality, fact, or thing
      1. The state or quality of having existence:
      2. The totality of all things that exist:
      3. A person:
    See also:

    surface

  2. The most central and material part

      1. The main claim or most important aspect of a complaint against a defendant.
      1. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
      2. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
      3. A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
      1. The material out of which something is made or formed; substance.
      2. The essential substance or elements; essence:
      3. Unspecified material:
      1. A force or principle believed to animate living beings.
      2. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
      3. The Holy Spirit.
      1. A part of humans regarded as immaterial, immortal, separable from the body at death, capable of moral judgment, and susceptible to happiness or misery in a future state.
      2. This part of a human when disembodied after death.
      3. In Aristotelian philosophy, an animating or vital principle inherent in living things and endowing them in various degrees with the potential to grow and reproduce, to move and respond to stimuli (as in the case of animals), and to think rationally (as in the case of humans).
      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
      1. The pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing.
      2. The purest or most typical instance:
      3. In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
      1. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of the stems of most vascular plants, consisting mainly of parenchyma.
      2. The soft inner substance of a feather or hair.
      3. The spinal cord.
      1. A protuberance or knob.
      2. A small lump.
      3. The essence; the core:
      1. The edible flesh of animals, especially that of mammals as opposed to that of fish or poultry.
      2. The edible part, as of a piece of fruit or a nut.
      3. The essence, substance, or gist:
      1. Bone marrow.
      2. The spinal cord.
      3. The marrow squash.
      1. A grain or seed, as of a cereal grass, enclosed in a husk.
      2. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
      3. The central or most important part; the core:
      1. The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system.
      2. A similarly functioning structure in invertebrates.
      3. The area that is the approximate location of the heart in the body; the breast.
      1. The central idea; the essence.
      2. The grounds for action in a suit.
      1. The central or innermost part:
      2. The hard or fibrous central part of certain fruits, such as the apple or pear, containing the seeds.
      3. The basic or most important part; the crucial element or essence:
    See also:

    be

Another word for essence

Noun
  1. Fundamental nature

      1. plural form of fundamental
      2. (finance) The fundamental analysis data.
      1. The combination of mental characteristics and behavior that distinguishes a person or group.
      2. The distinguishing nature of something.
      3. Moral strength; integrity:
      1. Any of the membranous tubes that form a branching system and carry blood to the heart from the cells, tissues, and organs of the body.
      2. A blood vessel of any kind; a vein or artery:
      3. One of the strands of vascular tissue that form the conducting and supporting framework in a leaf or other expanded plant organ.
      1. A basic truth, law, or assumption:
      2. A rule or standard, especially of good behavior:
      3. The collectivity of moral or ethical standards or judgments:
      1. Something made up of a number of parts that are held or put together in a particular way:
      2. The way in which parts are arranged or put together to form a whole; makeup:
      3. The interrelation or arrangement of parts in a complex entity:
      1. A small, dry, one-seeded fruit of a cereal grass, having the fruit and the seed walls united:
      2. The fruits of cereal grasses especially after having been harvested, considered as a group:
      3. A cereal grass:
      1. The property or quality that distinguishes living organisms from dead organisms and inanimate matter, manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli or adaptation to the environment originating from within the organism.
      2. The characteristic state or condition of a living organism.
      3. Living organisms considered as a group:
      1. The deepest or lowest part:
      2. The part closest to a reference point:
      3. The underside:
      1. Blood regarded as essential for life.
      2. An indispensable or vital part:
      1. A part of humans regarded as immaterial, immortal, separable from the body at death, capable of moral judgment, and susceptible to happiness or misery in a future state.
      2. This part of a human when disembodied after death.
      3. In Aristotelian philosophy, an animating or vital principle inherent in living things and endowing them in various degrees with the potential to grow and reproduce, to move and respond to stimuli (as in the case of animals), and to think rationally (as in the case of humans).
      1. The diameter of the inside of a round cylinder, such as a tube.
      2. The diameter of the bore of a firearm, usually shown in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and expressed in writing or print in terms of a decimal fraction:
      3. The diameter of a large projectile, such as an artillery shell, measured in millimeters or in inches.
      1. The vertebrate spine or spinal column.
      2. Something, such as the keel of a ship, that resembles a backbone.
      3. The main support or major sustaining factor:
      1. Bone marrow.
      2. The spinal cord.
      3. The marrow squash.
      1. The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system.
      2. A similarly functioning structure in invertebrates.
      3. The area that is the approximate location of the heart in the body; the breast.
      1. A small mass of protoplasm or cells from which a new organism or one of its parts may develop.
      2. The earliest form of an organism; a seed, bud, or spore.
      3. A microorganism, especially a pathogen.
      1. The lowest or bottom part:
      2. The part of a plant or animal organ that is nearest to its point of attachment.
      3. The point of attachment of such an organ.
      1. A central or essential part around which other parts are gathered or grouped; a core:
      2. Something regarded as a basis for future development and growth; a kernel:
      3. A membrane-bound organelle within a eukaryotic cell that contains most of the cell's genetic material. DNA transcription takes place in the nucleus.
      1. Something added to augment weight or size or fill space.
      2. A composition, especially a semisolid that hardens on drying, used to fill pores, cracks, or holes in wood, plaster, or other construction surfaces before finishing.
      3. Tobacco used to form the body of a cigar.
      1. One that binds, especially a bookbinder.
      2. Something, such as a cord, used to bind.
      3. A notebook cover with rings or clamps for holding sheets of paper.
      1. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
      2. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
      3. A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
      1. The act or process of composing, setting up, or establishing.
      2. The composition or structure of something; makeup.
      3. The physical makeup of a person:
      1. The pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing.
      2. The purest or most typical instance:
      3. In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
      1. The quality or state of being actual or true.
      2. One, such as a person, an entity, or an event, that is actual:
      3. The totality of all things possessing actuality, existence, or essence.
      1. A force or principle believed to animate living beings.
      2. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
      3. The Holy Spirit.
      1. The state or quality of having existence:
      2. The totality of all things that exist:
      3. A person:
      1. A foundation upon which something rests.
      2. The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
      3. The fundamental principle.
      1. The material world and its phenomena:
      2. The forces and processes that produce and control these phenomena:
      3. The world of living things and the outdoors:
      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
      1. The central idea; the essence.
      2. The grounds for action in a suit.
      1. A grain or seed, as of a cereal grass, enclosed in a husk.
      2. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
      3. The central or most important part; the core:
      1. The central or innermost part:
      2. The hard or fibrous central part of certain fruits, such as the apple or pear, containing the seeds.
      3. The basic or most important part; the crucial element or essence:
      1. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of the stems of most vascular plants, consisting mainly of parenchyma.
      2. The soft inner substance of a feather or hair.
      3. The spinal cord.