1. Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life. Milton.
"If this atheist would have his chance to be real and substantial agent, he is more stupid than the vulgar." -- Bentley.
2. Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.
"If happinessbe a substantial good." -- Denham.
"The substantial ornaments of virtue." -- L'Estrange.
3. Corporeal; material; firm. "Most ponderous and substantial things." Shak.
"The rainbow [appears to be] a large substantial arch." -- I. Watts.
4. Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
5. Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder. "Substantial yeomen and burghers." Sir W. Scott.