HyperDic: essential

English > 6 senses of the word essential:
ADJECTIVEallessential, indispensableabsolutely necessary
allessentialbasic and fundamental
allessential, all-important, all important, crucial, of the essenceof the greatest importance
pertessentialbeing or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc
allessential, substantivedefining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established
NOUNobjectessential, necessity, requirement, requisite, necessaryanything indispensable / indispensable
essential > pronunciation
Soundsahseh'nchahl; ihseh'nshahl; iyseh'nchahl; iyseh'nshahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > essential: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningabsolutely necessary; vitally necessary.
Examples
  • "essential tools and materials"
  • "funds essential to the completion of the project"
Synonymindispensable
Broadernecessaryabsolutely essential
Spanishesencial, imprescindible, indispensable
Catalanessencial, imprescindible, indispensable
Nounsessentialanything indispensable / indispensable
essentialnessbasic importance
English > essential: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningBasic and fundamental.
Example"the essential feature"
Attribute ofessentiality, essentialnessBasic importance
NarrowerbiogenicEssential for maintaining the fundamental life processes
constituent, constitutional, constitutive, organicConstitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
mustHighly recommended
no-frillsCharacterized by the absence of inessential features
stapleNecessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities
substantial, substantiveHaving a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
virtualExisting in essence or effect though not in actual fact
vital, life-sustainingPerforming an essential function in the living body
See alsocrucial, importantOf extreme / extreme importance
important, of importOf great significance / significance or value
indispensablenot to be dispensed with
intrinsic, intrinsicalbelonging to a thing by its very nature
necessaryabsolutely essential
primaryOf first rank or importance or value
unexpendablenot suitable to be expended / expended
Oppositeinessential, unessentialnot basic or fundamental
Spanishesencial
Catalanessencial
Nounsessentiality, essentialnessbasic importance
Adverbsessentiallyin essence
English > essential: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf the greatest importance.
Synonymsall-important, all important, crucial, of the essence
Broaderimportant, of importOf great significance / significance or value
Spanishcrucial, esencial
Catalanessencial
Nounsessencethe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
essentiality, essentialnessbasic importance
English > essential: 6 senses > adjective 4, pert
MeaningBeing or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc.
Example"essential oil"
Spanishesencial
Catalanessencial
Nounsessenceany substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted
essentialnessbasic importance
English > essential: 6 senses > adjective 5
MeaningDefining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established.
Synonymsubstantive
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Oppositeadjective, proceduralRelating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law
Spanishesencial, sustancial, sustantivo
Catalanessencial
Nounsessentialnessbasic importance
English > essential: 6 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningAnything indispensable / indispensable.
Example "the essentials of the good life"
Synonymsnecessity, requirement, requisite, necessary
NarrowerdesideratumSomething desired as a necessity
mustA necessary or essential thing
need, wantAnything that is necessary but lacking
BroaderthingA separate and self-contained entity
Oppositeinessential, nonessentialAnything that is not essential
Spanishcosa indispensable, menester, necesidad, requerimiento, requisito
Catalancosa indispensable, menester, requeriment, requisit
Adjectivesessentialabsolutely necessary

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