essential

  • 1 essential — Ⅰ. essential UK US /ɪˈsenʃəl/ adjective ► very important or necessary: »Computer literacy is becoming as essential as the ability to drive a car. an essential component/part of sth »Selective expansion of our store base is an essential component… …

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  • 2 Essential — Es*sen tial ([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. [1913 Webster] Majestic as the voice sometimes became, there was forever in it an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 essential — I (inherent) adjective basal, basic, basilar, basilary, elemental, fundamental, immanent, implicit, integral, intrinsic, intrinsical, main, primary II (required) adjective basic, binding, called for, chief, compulsory, critical, crucial, demanded …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 essential — adj 1 inherent, intrinsic, constitutional, ingrained Analogous words: *innate, inborn, inbred, congenital: inner, inward: elemental (see ELEMENTARY): *characteristic, individual, peculiar, distinctive Antonyms: accidental Contrasted words:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 essential — [ə sen′shəl, isen′shəl] adj. [ME essencial < LL essentialis: see ESSENCE] 1. of or constituting the intrinsic, fundamental nature of something; basic; inherent [an essential difference] 2. absolute; complete; perfect 3. absolutely necessary;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Essential — Grandes éxitos de Jethro Tull Publicación 24 de marzo de 2003 (UK) 31 de marzo de 2003 (EE. UU.) Género(s) Rock progresivo Duración 43:41 …

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  • 7 essential — [adj1] important, vital capital, cardinal, chief, constitutive, crucial, foremost, fundamental, imperative, indispensable, leading, main, necessary, necessitous, needed, needful, prerequisite, principal, required, requisite, righthand, wanted;… …

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  • 8 Essential — Es*sen tial ([e^]s*s[e^]n sjal), n. 1. Existence; being. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is essential; first or constituent principle; as, the essentials of religion. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Essentiāl — (essentiell, lat.), wesentlich, unumgänglich notwendig. Essentialia (Essentialien), wesentliche Dinge, wesentliche Bestandteile; essentialia negotii, in der Rechtssprache die wesentlichen Bestandteile eines Rechtsgeschäfts, die vorhanden sein… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 essential — essential, ale, aux [esɑ̃sjal, o] adj. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; de essence, d après le lat. essentialis, refait pour éviter l ambiguïté d essentiel « de l essence », « très important ». ❖ ♦ Philos. De l essence. ❖ CONTR. Accidentel, existentiel …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 11 essential... — essential...,   Schreibvariante für essenzial …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 essential — (adj.) mid 14c., that is such by its essence, from L.L. essentialis, from essentia (see ESSENCE (Cf. essence)). Meaning pertaining to essence is from late 14c., that of constituting the essence of something is from 1540s; that of necessary is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 essential — ► ADJECTIVE 1) fundamental; central. 2) absolutely necessary. ► NOUN (essentials) 1) the fundamental elements. 2) things that are absolutely necessary. DERIVATIVES essentially a …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 essential — I UK [ɪˈsenʃ(ə)l] / US adjective *** 1) completely necessary In a large organization, good internal communication is essential. essential for: Light is absolutely essential for the healthy development of plants. essential to: He had acquired the… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 essential — es|sen|tial1 [ ı senʃl ] adjective *** 1. ) completely necessary: In a large organization, good internal communication is essential. essential for: Light is absolutely essential for the healthy development of plants. essential to: He had acquired …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 essential — 01. It is [essential] that you increase your vocabulary if you want to improve your English. 02. Parents of elementary school children sometimes seem to forget that playing with friends is an [essential] part of the social development of a child …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 essential — es|sen|tial1 W2S2 [ıˈsenʃəl] 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… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 essential — adj. 1) essential for; to 2) essential to + inf. (it is essential to work hard) 3) essential that + clause; subj. (it is essential that all be present) * * * [ɪ senʃ(ə)l] to subj. (it is essential that all be present) essential for essential that …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 essential — 1 /I senSFl/ adjective 1 extremely important and necessary in order to do something correctly or successfully: If you re going walking in the mountains, strong boots are essential. (+ for/to): Good food and plenty of exercise are essential for a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 essential — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, seem ▪ become ▪ It is becoming almost essential for students to have a second language. ▪ remain ▪ …

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