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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French substantif.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsʌbstəntɪv/, /səbˈstæntɪv/

AdjectiveEdit

substantive (comparative more substantive, superlative most substantive)

  1. Of the essence or essential element of a thing; as, "substantive information".
    • 2012 October 6, “The first presidential debate: Back in the centre, back in the game”, in The Economist[1]:
      In one sense the first debate achieved the worst of all worlds: it managed to be technical, even dull, without being substantive or especially honest.
    Synonyms: essential, in essence
  2. Having substance; enduring; solid; firm; substantial.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Hazlitt, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      Strength and magnitude are qualities which impress the imagination in a powerful and substantive manner.
    Synonyms: meaty, substantial
    Antonyms: superficial
  3. (law) Applying to essential legal principles and rules of right; as, "substantive law".
    Antonyms: adjective, procedural
  4. (chemistry) Of a dye that does not need the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.
    Antonyms: adjective
  5. Depending on itself; independent.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Francis Bacon, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      He considered how sufficient and substantive this land was to maintain itself without any aid of the foreigner.
  6. (grammar) Used like a noun substantive.
    Synonyms: substantival
  7. (military) (describing a rank or appointment) actually and legally held, as distinct from an acting, temporary or honorary rank or appointment.

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NounEdit

substantive (plural substantives)

  1. (grammar) A word that names a person, place, thing or idea; a noun (sensu stricto). [from 16th c.]

Alternative formsEdit

  • subst. (abbreviation used in lexicography and grammar)

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VerbEdit

substantive (third-person singular simple present substantives, present participle substantiving, simple past and past participle substantived)

  1. (grammar) To make a word belonging to another part of speech into a substantive (that is, a noun).

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

substantive

  1. feminine singular of substantif

InterlingueEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

substantive

  1. noun

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

substantīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of substantīvus

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

substantive

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of substantivar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of substantivar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of substantivar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of substantivar

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

substantive

  1. plural of substantiv