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Meaning of "essential" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ESSENTIAL

essential  [ɪˈsɛnʃəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ESSENTIAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Essential can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ESSENTIAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of essential in the English dictionary

The first definition of essential in the dictionary is vitally important; absolutely necessary. Other definition of essential is basic; fundamental. Essential is also completely realized; absolute; perfect.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ESSENTIAL


beneficential
bɪˌnɛfɪˈsɛnʃəl
coessential
ˌkəʊɪˈsɛnʃəl
confidential
ˌkɒnfɪˈdɛnʃəl
consequential
ˌkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəl
differential
ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃəl
excrescential
ˌɛkskrɪˈsɛnʃəl
existential
ˌɛɡzɪˈstɛnʃəl
experiential
ɪkˌspɪərɪˈɛnʃəl
exponential
ˌɛkspəʊˈnɛnʃəl
inessential
ˌɪnɪˈsɛnʃəl
influential
ˌɪnflʊˈɛnʃəl
nonessential
ˌnɒnɪˈsɛnʃəl
potential
pəˈtɛnʃəl
preferential
ˌprɛfəˈrɛnʃəl
prudential
pruːˈdɛnʃəl
quintessential
ˌkwɪntɪˈsɛnʃəl
residential
ˌrɛzɪˈdɛnʃəl
sequential
sɪˈkwɛnʃəl
superessential
ˌsuːpərɪˈsɛnʃəl
unessential
ˌʌnɪˈsɛnʃəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ESSENTIAL

essayistic
esse
Essen
essence
essence of bergamot
essence of violets
Essene
Essenian
Essenic
essential amino acid
essential element
essential fatty acid
essential oil
essentialise
essentialism
essentialist
essentiality
essentialize
essentially
essentialness

WORDS THAT END LIKE ESSENTIAL

action potential
chemical potential
circumferential
circumstantial
equipotential
growth potential
inconsequential
inferential
initial
jurisprudential
penitential
precedential
presidential
referential
reverential
self-referential
substantial
tangential
torrential
unsubstantial
vice-presidential

Synonyms and antonyms of essential in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ESSENTIAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «essential» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of essential

Translation of «essential» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ESSENTIAL

Find out the translation of essential to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of essential from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «essential» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

必要的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esencial
570 millions of speakers

English

essential
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आवश्यक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضَرُورِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

существенный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

essencial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপরিহার্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

essentiel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penting
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wesentlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

最も重要な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

근본적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Penting
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thiết yếu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அத்தியாவசிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आवश्यक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gerekli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

essenziale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zasadniczy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

істотний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

esențial
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ουσιαστικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

noodsaaklik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

väsentlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vesentlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of essential

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ESSENTIAL»

The term «essential» is very widely used and occupies the 3.348 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ESSENTIAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «essential» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «essential» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about essential

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10 QUOTES WITH «ESSENTIAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word essential.
1
Liberty Hyde Bailey
There are two essential epochs in any enterprise - to begin, and to get done.
2
Andre Balazs
Bathtubs, pools, water - to me, it's a very essential part of being grounded and sensual and feeling yourself.
3
Ambrose Bierce
Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
4
Bill Brandt
I consider it essential that the photographer should do his own printing and enlarging. The final effect of the finished print depends so much on these operations.
5
Suzanne Brockmann
I used to shake my head when I heard about mothers who were shocked - shocked! - when their kids came out. I didn't understand how they had missed seeing something so essential when looking at their children. But too many parents see only what they want to see, and that's true whether our kids are gay or straight.
6
Michael Burgess
Especially today, given the tight fiscal situation that many States and localities face, the use of transportation facilities that pay for themselves without additional Federal funding is essential.
7
Chris Cannon
The Internet has exceeded our collective expectations as a revolutionary spring of information, news, and ideas. It is essential that we keep that spring flowing. We must not thwart the Internet's availability by taxing access to it.
8
Georgina Chapman
Photography obviously lends itself so well towards fashion. It's capturing that moment and that inspiration, and as a designer you are constantly walking through the world assimilating those visual references you have and so being able to solidify that into a photograph and keep it on your mood board is essential to creating a collection.
9
Christo
The freedom of every artist is essential.
10
Jackie Collins
Agents are essential, because publishers will not read unsolicited manuscripts.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ESSENTIAL»

Discover the use of essential in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to essential and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing, this book contains more than 600 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments and aromatherapy.
Valerie Ann Worwood, 1991
2
The Essential Calvin And Hobbes
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes is an over-size anthology-type book including an original 16-page story and color Sunday cartoons.
Bill Watterson, 1988
3
The Essential Peirce: Selected Philosophical Writings
"A convenient two-volume reader's edition makes accessible to students and scholars the most important philosophical papers of the brilliant American thinker Charles Sanders Peirce."-back cover.
Charles Sanders Peirce, Nathan Houser, Christian J. W. Kloesel, 1998
4
The essential Neruda: selected poems
New translations of Neruda's most important poems, gathered to celebrate the centennial of his birth.
Mark Eisner, 2004
5
Single Variable Essential Calculus: Early Transcendentals
This book is for instructors who think that most calculus textbooks are too long. In writing the book, James Stewart asked himself: What is essential for a three-semester calculus course for scientists and engineers?
James Stewart, 2012
6
Essential System Administration: Tools and Techniques for ...
But what has made this book the guide system administrators turn to over and over again is not just the sheer volume of valuable information it provides, but the clear, useful way the information is presented.
Æleen Frisch, 2002
7
The Essential Guide to User Interface Design: An ...
Bringing together the results of more than 300 new design studies, an understanding of people, knowledge of hardware and software capabilities, and the author’s practical experience gained from 45 years of work with display-based systems, ...
Wilbert O. Galitz, 2007
8
McNae's Essential Law for Journalists
In this 21st edition, the authors combine fully up-to-date examples and case studies with practical advice to give a clear and accessible guide to media law. It also features new 'at a glance' advice on web-related journalism.
Mark Hanna, Mike Dodd, 2012
9
Essential Words for the GRE
Presents lists of advanced vocabulary words to be studied for the Graduate Record Examination, with definitions, examples of how the words are used, a pretest and posttest, and a special section on high-frequency words and their roots. ...
Philip Geer, 2010
10
Essential Bioinformatics
The book emphasizes how computational methods work and compares the strengths and weaknesses of different methods.
Jin Xiong, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ESSENTIAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term essential is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Brits Told: Don't Go To Tunisia Unless Essential
Britons have been told not to travel to Tunisia unless it is essential as the Foreign Office changes its advice in the wake of last month's beach ... «Sky News, Jul 15»
2
Change Your Mood With These Easy-to-Make Essential Oil Blends
Sure, a simple drop of lavender essential oil warmed between the palms can invoke an instant sense of calm. But harnessing the true power of ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
3
The essential… Max Verstappen
What are the essential elements of your pre-race routine? Max Verstappen: Not much… I put on my suit, I speak to my engineer and I am ready ... «Formula 1, Jul 15»
4
NGO Monitor: Amnesty map app showing IDF attacks on Gaza lacks …
According to NGO Monitor, however, essential information is missing from the platform. “Location of enemy forces and military targets, nature of ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
5
Eye Cream: Skin-Care Essential or Just Another Unnecessary …
But is eye cream a skin-care essential or just another unnecessary product thrown our way by the beauty industry? For a definitive answer, we ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
6
10 Essential Apps to Boost Your Productivity
10 Essential Apps to Boost Your Productivity. By Jennifer Allen. July 9, 2015 | 9:00am. Share Tweet Share. Share Tweet. See All. Start Gallery. See All. «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
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The Essential Guide to the Weirdest Airline Seats Ever Conceived
The Essential Guide to the Weirdest Airline Seats Ever Conceived. Marisa Garcia, Skift. @designerjet. Jul 09, 2015 6:00 am. Twitter · Facebook · LinkedIn. «Skift, Jul 15»
8
11 best Apple Watch apps: Essential downloads for your Apple Watch
From urban connections to conversations with astronauts, we've trawled through the good and the bad to find you 10 essential apps. If you have any apps that ... «Alphr, Jul 15»
9
One chart shows serious reasons to be concerned about the future …
(The particle they refer to the Higgs Boson, which was first found in 2012, but the research into understanding it in 2014 was essential and ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
10
READER'S CORNER: Internet essential for rural N.S. development
Having just seen the news about an Internet cap for Eastlink customers, I am not really surprised. Rural subscribers can use 15 gigabytes of ... «TheChronicleHerald.ca, Jul 15»

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