HyperDic: essence

English > 4 senses of the word essence:
NOUNcognitionessence, kernel, substance, core, center, centre, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-grittythe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
substanceessenceany substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted
communicationessence, effect, burden, core, gistthe central meaning / meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
artifactessence, perfumea toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
essence > pronunciation
Soundseh'sahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > essence: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.
Synonymskernel, substance, core, center, centre, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
Narrowerbare bones(plural) the most basic facts or elements
hypostasis(metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
quiddity, haecceityThe essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
quintessenceThe purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuffA critically important or characteristic component
Broadercontent, cognitive content, mental objectThe sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
Spanishcentro, corazón, enjundia, esencia, médula, meollo, núcleo, quid, sustancia
Catalanbessó, centre, cor, essència, nucli, quid, substància
Adjectivesessentialof the greatest importance
English > essence: 4 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningAny substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted.
BroadersubstanceThe real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
Spanishesencia, extracto
Catalanessència
Adjectivesessentialbeing or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc
English > essence: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe central meaning / meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.
Synonymseffect, burden, core, gist
Broadermeaning, significance, signification, importThe message that is intended or expressed or signified
Spanishesencia, meollo, núcleo
Catalancor, essència, nucli
English > essence: 4 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor.
Synonymperfume
Narrowercologne, cologne water, eau de cologneA perfumed liquid / liquid made of essential oils and alcohol
patchouli, patchouly, pachouliA heavy perfume made from the patchouli plant
perfumeryperfumes in general
potpourriA jar of mixed flower petals and spices used as perfume
rose waterperfume consisting of water scented with oil of roses
toilet water, eau de toiletteA perfumed liquid / liquid lighter than cologne
Broadertoiletry, toilet articlesartifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)
Spanishesencia, perfume
Catalanessència, perfum

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