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essential at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ı'senʃəl]

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

adj
1 extremely important and necessary: essential for/to// --A good diet is essential for everyone.// it is essential (that)// --It is essential that our pilots are given the best possible training.// it is essential to do sth// --It is essential to book in advance.// --Window locks are fairly cheap and absolutely essential .// --Even in small companies, computers are an essential tool.//
2 the essential part, quality, or feature of something is the most basic one: --The essential difference between Sam and me was the fact that I took life seriously.// --The essential point of relay racing is that it is a team effort.//
essential 2 n
1 [C usually plural] something that is necessary to do something or in a particular situation: --She packed a few essentials.// --We only had the bare essentials (=the most necessary things) .//
2 the essentials [plural] the basic and most important information or facts about a particular subject: the essentials of// --We have no reason to doubt the essentials of the girl's story.//

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

183 Moby Thesaurus words for "essential":
ab ovo, austere, axiom, bare, bare necessities, basal, basic,
basilar, bedrock, bench mark, brass tacks, call for, called for,
capital, cardinal, cardinal point, center, central, chaste, chief,
chief thing, climax, condition, congenital, connate, constituent,
constitutional, constitutive, core, cornerstone, crisis,
critical point, crux, deep-seated, demand, demand for,
desideration, desideratum, element, elemental, elementary, elixir,
essence, essential facts, essential matter, essentials, flower,
focal, focus, foremost, fundamental, gist, gravamen, great point,
gut, heart, high point, homely, homespun, homogeneous, hypostasis,
imperative, important, important thing, inborn, inbred, indicated,
indispensable, indivisible, innate, inner essence, intrinsic,
irreducible, irreductible, irreplaceable, issue, kernel, key,
keystone, landmark, leading, life-and-death, life-or-death, main,
main point, main thing, marrow, material, material point, meat,
mere, milestone, monolithic, must, must item, necessaries,
necessary, necessities, necessitous, necessity, need, need for,
needed, needful, nub, nucleus, nuts and bolts, occasion,
of a piece, of the essence, of vital importance, original,
part and parcel, pith, pivot, plain, postulate, prerequirement,
prerequisite, primal, primary, prime, primitive, principal,
principle, pure, pure and simple, quid, quiddity, quintessence,
quintessential, radical, real issue, required, requirement,
requisite, requisition, right-hand, rudiment, rudimentary,
salient point, sap, severe, simon-pure, simple, sine qua non,
single, soul, spare, spirit, stark, stuff, substance, substantial,
substantive, substantive point, the bottom line, the data,
the details, the dope, the facts, the information, the necessary,
the needful, the nitty-gritty, the particulars, the picture,
the point, the scoop, the score, the specifics, the whole story,
turning point, unadorned, uncluttered, underlying, undifferenced,
undifferentiated, unforgoable, uniform, vital, want, wanted

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

[ADJ] (Existence): existing, existent, under the sun, in existence, extant, current, prevalent, undestroyed, real, actual, positive, absolute, true, substantial, substantive, self-existent, essential, well-founded, well-grounded, authentic.

[N] (Substantiality): substantiality, hypostasis, person, being, thing, object, article, item, something, a being, an existence, creature, body, substance, flesh and blood, stuff, substratum, matter, element, essential nature, groundwork, materiality, substantialness, vital part.

[ADJ] (Substantiality): substantive, substantial, essential, personal, bodily, tangible, material, corporeal

[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.

[ADJ] (Intrinsicality): derived from within, subjective, intrinsic, fundamental, normal, implanted, inherent, essential, natural, innate, inborn, inbred, ingrained, incarnate, hereditary, inherited, immanent, congenital, incorrigible, ineradicable.

[ADJ] (Requirement): required, requisite, necessary, imperative, essential, indispensable, prerequisite, urgent, exigent, pressing, in want of, lacking.

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

adjective, noun
adjective
1 ~ (to / for sth) | ~ (to do sth) | ~ (that ...) completely necessary; extremely important in a particular situation or for a particular activity
SYN VITAL:
an essential part / ingredient / component of sth * Money is not essential to happiness. * Experience is essential for this job. * essential services such as gas, water and electricity * The museum is closed while essential repairs are being carried out. * It is essential to keep the two groups separate * It is essential you have some experience. * The charity will be taking food and essential supplies to six refugee camps. * This book is essential reading for all nature lovers. * Even in small companies, computers are an essential tool.
compare INESSENTIAL, NON-ESSENTIAL
OPP DISPENSABLE
2 [only before noun] connected with the most important aspect or basic nature of sb/sth
SYN FUNDAMENTAL:
The essential difference between Sara and me is in our attitude to money. * The essential character of the town has been destroyed by the new road.
noun [usually pl.]
1 something that is needed in a particular situation or in order to do a particular thing:
I only had time to pack the bare essentials (= the most necessary things). * The studio had all the essentials like heating and running water.
2 an important basic fact or piece of knowledge about a subject:
the essentials of English grammar

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

adjective, noun
adjective
1 ~ (to / for sth) | ~ (to do sth) | ~ (that ...) completely necessary; extremely important in a particular situation or for a particular activity
SYN VITAL:
an essential part / ingredient / component of sth * Money is not essential to happiness. * Experience is essential for this job. * essential services such as gas, water and electricity * The museum is closed while essential repairs are being carried out. * It is essential to keep the two groups separate * It is essential you have some experience. * The charity will be taking food and essential supplies to six refugee camps. * This book is essential reading for all nature lovers. * Even in small companies, computers are an essential tool.
compare INESSENTIAL, NON-ESSENTIAL
OPP DISPENSABLE
2 [only before noun] connected with the most important aspect or basic nature of sb/sth
SYN FUNDAMENTAL:
The essential difference between Sara and me is in our attitude to money. * The essential character of the town has been destroyed by the new road.
noun [usually pl.]
1 something that is needed in a particular situation or in order to do a particular thing:
I only had time to pack the bare essentials (= the most necessary things). * The studio had all the essentials like heating and running water.
2 an important basic fact or piece of knowledge about a subject:
the essentials of English grammar

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

Essential \Es*sen"tial\, 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
plaintiveness. --Hawthorne.

2. Hence, really existing; existent.

Is it true, that thou art but a a name, And no
essential thing? --Webster
(1623).

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
horror.'' --Ford.

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

essential
n : anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of
life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers
to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a
place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can
be obtained" [syn: {necessity}, {requirement}, {requisite},
{necessary}] [ant: {inessential}]

essential
adj 1: absolutely necessary; vitally necessary; "essential tools
and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of
the project"; "an indispensable worker" [syn: {indispensable}]
2: basic and fundamental; "the essential feature" [ant: {inessential}]
3: of the greatest importance; "the all-important subject of
disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves
are of the essence" [syn: {all-important(a)}, {all
important(p)}, {crucial}, {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;
"substantive law" [syn: {substantive}] [ant: {adjective}]
6: absolutely required and not to be used up or sacrificed

essential at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedia » dab=Essential

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » LL. Inter: term » essentialis|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » essentia||being, essence.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ɪˈsɛn.tʃəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /I"sEn.tS@l/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-essential.ogg|Audio (US)

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j


  • Necessary.
    1. Very important; of high importance.
    2. Being in the basic form; showing its essence.
    3. : Don’t mind him being grumpy. That’s the essential Fred.
    4. Inter: context » of a lamination of a 3-manifold Such that each complementary region is irreducible, the boundary of each complementary region is incompressible by disks and monogons in the complementary region, and no leaf is a sphere or a torus bounding a solid torus in the manifold.


    Inter: rfex » difference between 1 and 2
  • Inter: medicin » e Idiopathic.

    Synonyms

    Inter: checksens » e
  • indispensable, crucial, substantive
  • See also Category: Wikisaurus:requisite -

    Antonyms

    Inter: checksens » e
  • inessential, unessential, accidental, nonessential, unneeded, adscititious, unimportant, accessorial, unnecessary, incidental

    Derived terms

    Inter: rel-top » terms derived from essential (adjective)
  • essential amino acid
  • essential fatty acid
  • essential listening
  • essential nutrient

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • essential oil
    • essentially
    • essentialness
    • quintessential


    Inter: rel-botto » m

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » necessary
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|необходим|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|essencial
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|必要|tr=必要|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|不可缺|tr=bùkě quē de|alt=不可缺的|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|必備|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|必备|tr=bìbèi|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nepostradatelný|m, Inter: t- » cs|esenciální, Inter: t- » cs|nezbytný|m, Inter: t- » cs|nevyhnutelný|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|essentieel, Inter: t+ » nl|onontbeerlijk, Inter: t+ » nl|wezenlijk, Inter: t+ » nl|noodzakelijk, Inter: t+ » nl|nodig
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|vajalik

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|olennainen, Inter: t+ » fi|tärkeä, Inter: t+ » fi|tarpeellinen
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|essenziell, Inter: t+ » de|notwendig
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|不可欠|tr=ふかけつな, fukaketsu na|alt=不可欠な|sc=Jpan
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|essenzjali
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|niezbędny|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|necesar|m|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|необходимый|tr=neobxodímyj|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|deatamach, Inter: t- » gd|riatanach
    • Slovene: bistven, nujen


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » of high importance
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|важен|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|съществен|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|essencial
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|要素|tr=yàosù|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|切要|tr=qièyào|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|zásadní, Inter: t- » cs|esenciální, Inter: t- » cs|nejpodstatnější, Inter: t- » cs|nejdůležitější, Inter: t+ » cs|hlavní
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|essentieel, Inter: t+ » nl|onontbeerlijk, Inter: t+ » nl|wezenlijk, Inter: t+ » nl|belangrijk
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|oluline
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|olennainen, Inter: t+ » fi|välttämätön, Inter: t- » fi|elintärkeä, Inter: t- » fi|oleellinen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|indispensable
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|wesentlich, Inter: t- » de|unentbehrlich
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|肝要|tr=かんよう, kan'yō|sc=Jpan
  • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|essenzjali
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|zasadniczy|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|esențial|m|n, Inter: t- » ro|important|m|n, Inter: t- » ro|importantă|f, Inter: t- » ro|esențială|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|важный|tr=vážnyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|существенный|tr=suščéstvennyj|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|deatamach, Inter: t- » gd|riatanach
  • Slovene: bistven

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » in basic form
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|основен|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|essencial
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|精華|alt=精華的|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|精华|tr=jīnghuá de|alt=精华的|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|essentieel, Inter: t+ » nl|wezenlijk, Inter: t+ » nl|echt
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|perusluonteinen, Inter: t+ » fi|normaali
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|essentiel, Inter: t+ » fr|fondamental


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|肝心|tr=かんじんな, kanjin na|alt=肝心な|sc=Jpan
  • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|essenzjali
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|podstawowy|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|de bază|m|f|n, Inter: t- » ro|fundamental|m|n, Inter: t- » ro|fundamentală|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|основной|tr=osnovnój|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|базовый|tr=bázovyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|фундаментальный|tr=fundamentálʹnyj|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: esenca
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: essentiel
    • Inter: ttbc » it: essenziale (1,2,3), indispensabile (1,2)


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » es: esencial
  • Inter: ttbc » sv: oumbärlig, väsentlig, nödvändig
  • Inter: ttbc » vi: bản chất, cần thiết (1), cốt yếu, chủ yếu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A necessary ingredient.
    1. A fundamental ingredient.


    Inter: rfe » x

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » necessary ingredient
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 必要的|必要的 (bìyàode)
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nezbytnost|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: tarpeellinen ainesosa
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ουσιαστικός|m, Inter: t+ » el|ουσιώδης|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » fundamental ingredient
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 基本的|基本的 (jīběnde)
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|podstata|f, Inter: t+ » cs|jádro|n, Inter: t- » cs|esence|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|essentieel|n|alt=essentiële
  • Finnish: olennainen ainesosa
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ουσιαστικός|m, Inter: t+ » el|ουσιώδης|m, Inter: t+ » el|στοιχειώδης|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * essence

    Latin

    Noun

    Inter: la-noun » essentiāl|essentialis|essentiālis|n|third
  • essentials (essential qualities)

    Related terms

    * essentialis

    Inflection

    Inter: la-decl-3rd-N » essential|essentiāl|essential|essentiāl

  • Translation: ar » essential
    Translation: cy » essential
    Translation: de » essential
    Translation: et » essential
    Translation: el » essential
    Translation: es » essential
    Translation: fa » essential
    Translation: fr » essential
    Translation: ko » essential
    Translation: io » essential
    Translation: id » essential
    Translation: it » essential
    Translation: kn » essential
    Translation: ku » essential
    Translation: lt » essential
    Translation: li » essential
    Translation: hu » essential
    Translation: mg » essential
    Translation: ml » essential
    Translation: my » essential
    Translation: nl » essential
    Translation: ps » essential
    Translation: pl » essential
    Translation: ru » essential
    Category: simple:essential -
    Translation: fi » essential
    Translation: sv » essential
    Translation: tl » essential
    Translation: ta » essential
    Translation: te » essential
    Translation: tr » essential
    Translation: vi » essential
    Translation: zh » essential