Adjective(1) of considerable importance, size, or worth(2) of or relating to the real nature or essential elements of something(3) having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary(4) providing abundant nourishment(5) of good quality and condition; solidly built(6) having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
(1) I went in thinking I'd have something light at noon and then eat a substantial meal later.(2) As well as the restrictions regarding supervision and time, the law now insists that a substantial meal be served at the function.(3) It is a compact distillation of a substantial amount of research.(4) This venue provides substantial meals outside our price range but, with care, modest snacks are available.(5) Indicators of consistent poverty include lack of heating, at least one day in the previous two weeks without a substantial meal, no warm waterproof overcoat or only one pair of strong shoes.(6) If you wish, add cooked shrimp to the salad or, for a more substantial meal, include slices of cold chicken and rye bread.(7) It has raised a substantial amount of cash to fund the move and also received a Ôö¼├║260,000 Government grant to specially convert one of its galleries to house the work.(8) It is concerned with what is substantial (essentialities, or what makes a thing what it is) in things, processes and relations.(9) Yet, it appears that the government was not concerned with any substantial violation of the law in this case.(10) Strive to take in at least 30 grams of protein at each substantial meal.(11) A police spokesman said all of the units within the Bridge Street premises were entered and a substantial amount of cash and property removed.(12) A postmaster has described his horrifying ordeal as he was threatened at gunpoint by three masked robbers, who escaped with a substantial amount of cash.(13) Enjoying a substantial social status, they produced topographical memoirs that provided information specifically devoted to the management of colonies by the state.(14) It has now emerged that police believe Mrs Cooper kept a substantial amount of cash in her home, which along with some prescription medication was found to be missing after her death.(15) There is a substantial amount of imported food in this country which has become cheaper because of the strengthening of the Euro particularly against Sterling.(16) $250 million is a substantial amount of hard cash to be wasting, but neither candidate will step down lest he lose any potential advantage.