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essence Explained

essence at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['esəns]

essence at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1398, from L. essentia "being, essence," abstract n. formed in imitation of Gk. ousia "being, essence" (from on, gen. ontos, prp. of einai "to be"), from prp. stem of esse "to be," from PIE *es- (cf. Skt. asmi, Hittite eimi, O.C.S. jesmi, Lith. esmi, Goth. imi, O.E. eom "I am," see be). Originally "substance of the Trinity," the general sense of "basic element of anything" is first recorded in Eng. 1656, though this is the base meaning of the first Eng. use of essential (c.1340). ///

essence at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1300-1400; Language: French; Origin: Latin essentia, from esse 'to be']//
1 [singular] the most basic and important quality of something: essence of// --The essence of Arsenal's style of football was speed.// --She seems the very essence of kindness (=she seems very kind) .//
2 in essence: used when talking about the most basic and important part of something, especially an idea, belief, or argument// --In essence his message was very simple.//
3 [U and C] a liquid obtained from a plant, flower etc that has a very strong smell or taste and is used especially in cooking: --vanilla essence//
4 sth is of the essence: used to say that something is very important// --Good communications are of the essence to remain competitive.// time/speed is of the essence (=it is very important to do something quickly) //

essence at Dutch => English Of Explained:

essence, gist

essence at French => English Of Explained:

gasolene, gasoline, petrol

essence at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

289 Moby Thesaurus words for "essence":
affective meaning, ambergris, ambrosia, aroma, aromatic,
aromatic gum, aromatic water, artifact, aspect, at bottom, attar,
attar of roses, attribute, au fond, axiom, balm, balm of Gilead,
balsam, basically, basis, bay oil, be-all and end-all, bearing,
being, bench mark, bergamot oil, best part, better part, body,
bottom, brainchild, breath, bulk, burden, cardinal point, case,
center, champaca oil, chapter, chief thing, child, civet, climax,
coinage, coloring, composition, concentrate, concentration,
concern, concoction, connotation, consequence, core, cornerstone,
creation, creature, crisis, critical, critical point,
crowning achievement, crucial, crux, decoction, definite odor,
denotation, detectable odor, distillate, distillation, drift,
effect, effluvium, element, elixir, emanation, end product, ens,
entity, esse, essential, essential matter, essential oil,
essentiality, essentially, exhalation, existence, extension,
extract, extraction, fabric, fiber, fixative, flavor, flower,
focus, focus of attention, focus of interest, force, form,
fragrance, fruit, fume, fundamental, fundamentally, generality,
gist, grammatical meaning, gravamen, great point, handiwork, head,
heading, heart, heliotrope, high point, hypostasis, idea, impact,
implication, import, important, important thing, in effect,
in essence, indispensable, infusion, inner essence, intension,
invention, inwardness, issue, jasmine oil, kernel, keystone,
landmark, lavender oil, lexical meaning, life, literal meaning,
living issue, main body, main point, main thing, major part,
majority, manufacture, marrow, mass, masterpiece, masterwork,
material, material point, materiality, materially, matter,
matter in hand, meaning, meat, medium, milestone, mintage, most,
motif, motive, musk, myrcia oil, myrrh, nature, new mintage, nub,
nubbin, nucleus, nuts and bolts, occurrence, odor, of the essence,
offspring, opera, opus, opuscule, origination, outcome, outgrowth,
overtone, parfum, perfume, perfumery, pertinence, pith, pivot,
plurality, point, point at issue, point in question, postulate,
practical consequence, presence, principle, problem, product,
production, property, purification, purport, quality, question,
quid, quiddity, quintessence, quintessential, range of meaning,
real issue, real meaning, recap, recapitulation, redolence,
reference, referent, refinement, relation, relevance, requisite,
result, resume, rock bottom, root, rose oil, rubric, run-through,
rundown, salient point, sap, savor, scent, scope, semantic cluster,
semantic field, sense, significance, signification, significatum,
signifie, sine qua non, smell, soul, span of meaning, spirit,
spoor, stench, structural meaning, stuff, subject, subject matter,
subject of thought, subsistence, substance, substantiality,
substantially, substantive point, subtle odor, sum,
sum and substance, summary, summation, symbolic meaning, tenor,
text, texture, the bottom line, the nitty-gritty, the point, theme,
thrust, timber, tincture, topic, totality of associations, trace,
trail, transferred meaning, turning point, unadorned meaning,
undertone, value, virtuality, virtually, vital, volatile oil,
whiff, work

essence at French => English Of Explained:

essence [ɛsãs]
gasolene, gasoline, petrol

essence at Dutch => English Of Explained:

essence [ɛsɑns]
essence, gist

essence at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Existence): existence, being, entity, subsistence, reality, actuality, fact, matter of fact, sober reality, truth, actual existence, presence, coexistence, essence, inmost nature, inner reality, vital principle, ontology.

[N] (Substantiality): world, universe, wholeness, plenum, reality, essence.

[N] (Intrinsicality): inherence, subjectiveness, ego, essence, noumenon , essential part, quintessence, incarnation, quiddity, gist, pith, marrow, core, sap, lifeblood, backbone, heart, soul, important part, importance, principle, nature.

[N] (Gas): gas, vaporousness, volatility, air, vapor, ether, steam, essence.

[N] (Odor): odor, smell, scent, aroma, effluvium, emanation, exhalation, fume, essence, redolence, fragrance.

[N] (Fragrance): fragrance, aroma, perfume, bouquet, essence, scent, sweet smell, incense.

[N] (Meaning): {important part of the meaning}: substance, gist, essence, marrow, spirit, matter, subject, subject matter, argument, text, heart of the matter.

essence at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 [U] ~ (of sth) the most important quality or feature of sth, that makes it what it is:
His paintings capture the essence of France. * Like so many peasant foods, the essence of pasta is its simplicity. * In essence (= when you consider the most important points), your situation isn't so different from mine.
2 [U, C] a liquid taken from a plant, etc. that contains its smell and taste in a very strong form:
essence of rosewood * (BrE) coffee / vanilla / almond essence
see also EXTRACT
IDIOMS
of the essence necessary and very important:
In this situation time is of the essence (= we must do things as quickly as possible).

essence at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 [U] ~ (of sth) the most important quality or feature of sth, that makes it what it is:
His paintings capture the essence of France. * Like so many peasant foods, the essence of pasta is its simplicity. * In essence (= when you consider the most important points), your situation isn't so different from mine.
2 [U, C] a liquid taken from a plant, etc. that contains its smell and taste in a very strong form:
essence of rosewood * (BrE) coffee / vanilla / almond essence
see also EXTRACT
IDIOMS
of the essence necessary and very important:
In this situation time is of the essence (= we must do things as quickly as possible).

Essence at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Essence \Es"sence\, n. [F. essence, L. essentia, formed as if
fr. a p. pr. of esse to be. See {Is}, and cf. {Entity}.]
1. The constituent elementary notions which constitute a
complex notion, and must be enumerated to define it;
sometimes called the nominal essence.

2. The constituent quality or qualities which belong to any
object, or class of objects, or on which they depend for
being what they are (distinguished as real essence); the
real being, divested of all logical accidents; that
quality which constitutes or marks the true nature of
anything; distinctive character; hence, virtue or quality
of a thing, separated from its grosser parts.

The laws are at present, both in form and essence,
the greatest curse that society labors under.
--Landor.

Gifts and alms are the expressions, not the essence
of this virtue [charity]. --Addison.

The essence of Addison's humor is irony.
--Courthope.

3. Constituent substance.

And uncompounded is their essence pure. --Milton.

4. A being; esp., a purely spiritual being.

As far as gods and heavenly essences Can perish.
--Milton.

He had been indulging in fanciful speculations on
spiritual essences, until . . . he had and ideal
world of his own around him. --W. Irving.

5. The predominant qualities or virtues of a plant or drug,
extracted and refined from grosser matter; or, more
strictly, the solution in spirits of wine of a volatile or
essential oil; as, the essence of mint, and the like.

The . . . word essence . . . scarcely underwent a
more complete transformation when from being the
abstract of the verb ``to be,'' it came to denote
something sufficiently concrete to be inclosed in a
glass bottle. --J. S. Mill.

6. Perfume; odor; scent; or the volatile matter constituting
perfume.

Nor let the essences exhale. --Pope.

Essence \Es"sence\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Essenced}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Essencing}.]
To perfume; to scent. ``Essenced fops.'' --Addison.

essence at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

essence
n 1: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some
idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's
argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party";
"the nub of the story" [syn: {kernel}, {substance}, {core},
{center}, {gist}, {heart}, {heart and soul}, {inwardness},
{marrow}, {meat}, {nub}, {pith}, {sum}, {nitty-gritty}]
2: any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant
properties of a plant or drug or other natural product
from which it is extracted
3: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
[syn: {effect}, {burden}, {core}, {gist}]
4: a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor [syn: {perfume}]

essence at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedia » dab=Essence (disambiguation)|essence|mul=essence

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » lang=fr|essence, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » essentia||the being or essence of a thing, from an artificial formation of Inter: term » esse||to be, to translate Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » οὐσία|sc=polytonic||tr=ousia|being, from Inter: term » ὤν|sc=polytonic|tr=ōn, present participle of Inter: term » εἰμί||I am, exist|sc=polytonic|tr=eimi|lang=grc.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ˈɛsəns/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"Es@ns/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-essence.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • The inherent nature of a thing or idea.
    1. A significant feature of something.
    2. The concentrated form of a plant or drug obtained through a distillation process.
    3. essence of Jojoba
    4. Fragrance, a perfume.
    5. Inter: philosoph » y The true nature of anything, not accidental or illusory.

      Derived terms

      * in essence

  • of the essence; time is of the essence

    Related terms

    * essential
  • essentialism
  • quintessential

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » inherent nature
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|جوهر|m|alt=جَوهَر|tr=jawhar
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|էություն|tr=ēut’yun
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|същност|f|tr=săštnost|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|bessó|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|olemus, Inter: t- » fi|perusolemus
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|מהות|f|tr=mahút
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|essenza|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: tø » ckb|جه‌وهه‌ر|sc=ku-Arab
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|substantia|f
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|essenza|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|суть|f|tr=sút'
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|bit|f, Inter: t- » sh|suština|f
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|bistvo|n
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|esencia|f
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|mchakato


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » significant feature
    • Finnish: tärkeä piirre, Inter: t+ » fi|tuntomerkki
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|essenza|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|esencia|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|mchakato

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » concentrate
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|есенция|f|tr=esencija|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|екстракт|m|tr=ekstrakt|sc=Cyrl
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|essence, Inter: t+ » nl|aftreksel
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|esanssi
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|essenza|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|эссенция|f|tr=ėssencija|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|концентрат|m|tr=koncentrat|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|esencija|f
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|esenca|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|esencia|f, Inter: t+ » es|extracto|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|mchakato

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » fragrance
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|парфюм|m|tr=parfjum|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|аромат|m|tr=aromat|sc=Cyrl
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|parfum|m|n
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|სურნელება|sc=Geor
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|ניחוח|tr=nikhó`akh|m|sc=Hebr, Inter: t+ » he|בושם|tr=bósem|m|sc=Hebr


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|аромат|m|tr=aromat|sc=Cyrl
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|esenca|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|esencia|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » true nature of something
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|същина|f|tr=săština|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|bessó|m
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|esence
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|wezen|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|perusolemus
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|מהות|tr=mahút|f|sc=Hebr
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|essenza|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|本質|tr=honshitsu
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|essentia|f
  • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|essenza|f
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|bistvo|n
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|esencia|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|mchakato

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: Inter: t+ » eo|esenco


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

      Anagrams

      * senesce


    French

    Etymology

    Old French, from Latin essentia, from an irregular formation of esse ‘be’.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Fr-essence.ogg|audio
    • Inter: IPA » /esɑ̃s/|lang=fr

      Noun

      Inter: fr-noun » f


  • Inter: context » philosophy|theology|lang=fr essence
    1. petrol, gasoline
    2. essence, essential oil

      Anagrams

      * censées


    Translation: ar » essence
    Translation: ca » essence
    Translation: cs » essence
    Translation: da » essence
    Translation: de » essence
    Translation: et » essence
    Translation: el » essence
    Translation: es » essence
    Translation: eo » essence
    Translation: fa » essence
    Translation: fr » essence
    Translation: ko » essence
    Translation: hr » essence
    Translation: io » essence
    Translation: id » essence
    Translation: it » essence
    Translation: kn » essence
    Translation: sw » essence
    Translation: hu » essence
    Translation: mg » essence
    Translation: ml » essence
    Translation: my » essence
    Translation: nl » essence
    Translation: ja » essence
    Translation: ps » essence
    Translation: pl » essence
    Translation: pt » essence
    Translation: ru » essence
    Category: simple:essence -
    Translation: fi » essence
    Translation: sv » essence
    Translation: ta » essence
    Translation: te » essence
    Translation: tr » essence
    Translation: vi » essence
    Translation: zh » essence