essence: 意味と定義




  • The intrinsic or indispensable properties that serve to characterize or identify something.
  • The most important ingredient; the crucial element.
  • The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things.
  • An extract that has the fundamental properties of a substance in concentrated form.
  • Such an extract in a solution of alcohol.
  • A perfume or scent.
  • One that has or shows an abundance of a quality as if highly concentrated: a neighbor who is the essence of hospitality.
  • Something that exists, especially a spiritual or incorporeal entity.
  • in essence By nature; essentially: He is in essence a reclusive sort.
  • of the essence Of the greatest importance; crucial: Time is of the essence.