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essence

essence as in 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"

Synonyms

  • kernelthe inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone; a single whole grain of a cereal; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • substancethe real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; the idea that is intended; material of a particular kind or constitution; considerable capital (wealth or income); what a communication that is about something is about ; the property of holding together and retaining its shape; a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
  • coreremove the core or center from; a small group of indispensable persons or things; the center of an object; the central part of the Earth ; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill ; an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality ; the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work ; (computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place ; a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
  • centerequally distant from the extremes ; of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually ; center upon; direct one's attention on something; move into the center; an area that is approximately central within some larger region; the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher; a building dedicated to a particular activity; a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure ; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; the object upon which interest and attention focuses; a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; the middle of a military or naval formation; (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team ; (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback; a place where some particular activity is concentrated; politically moderate persons; (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team ; the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering ; mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game ; (American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play; a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game
  • centremove into the center; direct one's attention on something; a low-lying region in central France ; an area that is approximately central within some larger region; a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure ; a place where some particular activity is concentrated; the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering ; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; the object upon which interest and attention focuses; a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; a building dedicated to a particular activity
  • gistthe central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work ; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • heartthe locus of feelings and intuitions; the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; the courage to carry on; an area that is approximately central within some larger region; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal); a positive feeling of liking; a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it
  • heart and soulwith complete faith; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • inwardnessthe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values; the quality or state of being inward or internal; preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)
  • marrowthe fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones ; any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh ; very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones ; large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins ; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • meatthe flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food ; the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • nuba small lump or protuberance ; a small piece; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • pithremove the pith from (a plant) ; soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants ; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • sumbe a summary of; determine the sum of; a quantity of money; a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers ; the final aggregate; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; the whole amount ; a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
  • nitty-grittythe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
essence as in any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted
    essence as in the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

      Synonyms

      • effectproduce; act so as to bring into existence; a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; an outward appearance; an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work ; (of a law) having legal validity; a symptom caused by an illness or a drug
      • burdenweight down with a load ; impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; an onerous or difficult concern; weight to be borne or conveyed ; the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work ; the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse
      • coreremove the core or center from; a small group of indispensable persons or things; the center of an object; the central part of the Earth ; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill ; an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality ; the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work ; (computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place ; a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
      • gistthe central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work ; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
      essence as in a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor

        Synonyms

        • perfumefill or impregnate with an odor; apply perfume to; a distinctive odor that is pleasant ; a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor