Synonyms for substance

Synonyms for (noun) substance

Synonyms: substance

Definition: the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

Usage: DNA is the substance of our genes

Similar words: matter

Definition: that which has mass and occupies space

Usage: physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it


Similar words: part, portion, constituent, component, component part

Definition: something determined in relation to something that includes it

Usage: he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself; I read a portion of the manuscript; the smaller component is hard to reach; the animal constituent of plankton


Synonyms: substance

Definition: a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

Usage: shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man

Similar words: matter

Definition: that which has mass and occupies space

Usage: physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it


Synonyms: meaning, substance

Definition: the idea that is intended

Usage: What is the meaning of this proverb?

Similar words: idea, thought

Definition: the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

Usage: it was not a good idea; the thought never entered my mind


Synonyms: gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum

Definition: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

Usage: the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

Similar words: mental object, content, cognitive content

Definition: the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned


Synonyms: subject matter, substance, message, content

Definition: what a communication that is about something is about

Similar words: communication

Definition: something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups


Synonyms: substance, means

Definition: considerable capital (wealth or income)

Usage: he is a man of means

Similar words: capital

Definition: wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value


Synonyms: substance

Definition: material of a particular kind or constitution

Usage: the immune response recognizes invading substances

Similar words: physical entity

Definition: an entity that has physical existence