Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the essence of anything; real; requisite; necessary.

Part of speech: noun

That which Is essential or characteristic; a necessary element.

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Usage examples "essential":

  1. I must insist upon the honesty- it is an essential of successful business, taken by and large. - "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories", Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009.
  2. I have already made the point, and I cannot make it too frequently, that time is often the essential element in war- and in this case it was of vital importance. - "The Victory At Sea", William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick.
  3. Indeed, it had been an essential part of his plan. - "A Woman's Burden", Fergus Hume.