Found 3 items, similar to essential.
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English → English
n : anything indispensable; “food and shelter are necessities of
; “the essentials of the good life”
; “allow farmers
to buy their requirements under favorable conditions”
place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can
] [ant: inessential
adj 1: absolutely necessary; vitally necessary; “essential tools
; “funds essential to the completion of
; “an indispensable worker”
2: basic and fundamental; “the essential feature”
3: of the greatest importance; “the all-important subject of
; “crucial information”
; “in chess cool nerves
are of the essence”
, all important(p)
, of the essence(p)
4: being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant
etc; “essential oil”
5: applying to essential legal principles and rules of right;
] [ant: adjective
6: absolutely required and not to be used up or sacrificed
English → English
([e^]s*s[e^]n"sjal), a. [Cf. F.
essentiel. See Essence
1. Belonging to the essence, or that which makes an object,
or class of objects, what it is.
Majestic as the voice sometimes became, there was
forever in it an essential character of
2. Hence, really existing; existent.
Is it true, that thou art but a name,
And no essential thing? --Webster
3. Important in the highest degree; indispensable to the
attainment of an object; indispensably necessary.
Judgment's more essential to a general
Than courage. --Denham.
How to live? -- that is the essential question for
us. --H. Spencer.
4. Containing the essence or characteristic portion of a
substance, as of a plant; highly rectified; pure; hence,
unmixed; as, an essential oil. “Mine own essential
5. (Mus.) Necessary; indispensable; -- said of those tones
which constitute a chord, in distinction from ornamental
or passing tones.
6. (Med.) Idiopathic; independent of other diseases.
(Biol.), the prominent characteristics
which serve to distinguish one genus, species, etc., from
, Essential fever
(Med.), one that is
not dependent on another.
(Chem.), a class of volatile oils, extracted
from plants, fruits, or flowers, having each its
characteristic odor, and hot burning taste. They are used
in essences, perfumery, etc., and include many varieties
of compounds; as lemon oil
is a terpene, oil of bitter almonds
an aldehyde, oil of wintergreen
salt, etc.; -- called also volatile oils
from the fixed or nonvolatile.
1. Existence; being. [Obs.] --Milton.
2. That which is essential; first or constituent principle;
as, the essentials of religion.