Sub*stan"tial (?), a. [F. substantiel, L. substantialis.]

1.

Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.

Milton.

If this atheist would have his chance to be real and substantial agent, he is more stupid than the vulgar. Bentley.

2.

Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.

If happinessbe a substantial good. Denham.

The substantial ornaments of virtue. L'Estrange.

3.

Corporeal; material; firm.

"Most ponderous and substantial things."

Shak.

The rainbow [appears to be] a large substantial arch. I. Watts.

4.

Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.

5.

Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.

"Substantial yeomen and burghers."

Sir W. Scott.

 

© Webster 1913.

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