What does the word substantial mean?

Usage examples for substantial

  1. No doubt they thought quickly of something or they would have chosen something more substantial than leaves. – The Key To Peace by A. Marie Miles
  2. It was all substantial- and, up stairs and down stairs, it was all ugly. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  3. It was a positive and most welcome increase to my income, and might probably be regarded as a first real step on the road to substantial success. – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope