4. Material possessions; estate; property; resources.
And there wasted his substance with riotous living.Luke xv. 13.
Thy substance, valued at the highest rate,Shak.
Can not amount unto a hundred marks.
We are destroying many thousand lives, and exhausting our substance, but not for our own interest.Swift.
5. (Theol.) Same as Hypostasis, 2.
(Sub"stance), v. t. To furnish or endow with substance; to supply property to; to make rich.
(Sub"stance*less), a. Having no substance; unsubstantial. [R.] Coleridge.
(Sub"stant) a. [L. substans, -antis, p. pr. of substare to be firm.] Substantial; firm. [R.] "[The
glacier's] substant ice." The Century.
(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.
(Sub*stan`ti*al"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being substantial; corporiety; materiality.
The soul is a stranger to such gross substantiality.Glanvill.
(Sub*stan"tial*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Substantialized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Substantializing
] To make substantial.
(Sub*stan"tial*ly), adv. In a substantial manner; in substance; essentially.
In him all his Father shone,Milton.
The laws of this religion would make men, if they would truly observe them, substantially religious toward
God, chastle, and temperate.Tillotson.
(Sub*stan"tial*ness), n. The quality or state of being substantial; as, the substantialness
of a wall or column.