Textual thesaurus for "substance"

(noun) meaning

the idea that is intended

What is the meaning of this proverb?

(noun) gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, sum

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

(noun) subject matter, message, content

what a communication that is about something is about

(noun) means

considerable capital (wealth or income)

he is a man of means