1 (Grammar) a noun or pronoun used in place of a noun
2 of, relating to, containing, or being the essential element of a thing
3 having independent function, resources, or existence
4 of substantial quantity
5 solid in foundation or basis
6 (Grammar) denoting, relating to, or standing in place of a noun
7 relating to the essential legal principles administered by the courts, as opposed to practice and procedure
8 (of a dye or colour) staining the material directly without use of a mordant
s, sb, subst (C15: from Late Latin substantivus, from Latin substare to stand beneath; see substance)
pl n collective agreements that regulate jobs, pay, and conditions
n a permanent rank in the armed services obtained by length of service, selection, etc.
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