Substantial vs Everlasting - What's the difference?

substantial | everlasting |


As adjectives the difference between substantial and everlasting

is that substantial is having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life while everlasting is lasting or enduring forever; existing or continuing without end; immortal; eternal.

As nouns the difference between substantial and everlasting

is that substantial is anything having substance; an essential part while everlasting is an everlasting flower.

substantial

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.
  • Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.
  • * "to do some substantial good, is the compensation for much incidental imperfection" - Cardinal Newman, The Rise and Progress of Universities
  • Corporeal; material; firm.
  • Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
  • possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.
  • Large in size, quantity, or value; as, a substantial amount of money; vast
  • Most important; essential.
  • Ample or full.
  • A substantial amount of people in this buliding
  • Significantly great.
  • Derived terms

    * consubstantial * insubstantial * substantiality * substantially * substantialness

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anything having substance; an essential part.
  • everlasting

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Lasting or enduring forever; existing or continuing without end; immortal; eternal.
  • * (rfdate), (w) xx1. 33
  • The Everlasting God.
  • Continuing indefinitely, or during a long period; perpetual; sometimes used, colloquially, as a strong intensive.
  • * (rfdate), (w) xvii. 8
  • I will give to thee, and to thy seed after theethe land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession.
  • * (rfdate), (Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • And heard thy everlasting yawn confess / The pains and penalties of idleness.
  • (label) Existing with infinite temporal duration (as opposed to existence outside of time).
  • (label) Extremely.
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    Usage notes

    * Everlasting, Eternal. Eternal denotes (when taken strictly) without beginning or end of duration; everlasting is sometimes used in our version of the Scriptures in the sense of eternal, but in modern usage is confined to the future, and implies no intermission as well as no end. *: Whether we shall meet again I know not; Therefore our everlasting farewell take; Forever, and forever farewell, Cassius. -(William Shakespeare)

    Synonyms

    * eternal, immortal, interminable, endless, never-ending, infinite, unlimited, unceasing, uninterrupted, continual, unintermitted, incessant * (existing with infinite temporal duration ) sempiternal

    Antonyms

    * (of a short life) ephemeral * (existing or continuing without end) finite, limited, mortal

    Derived terms

    * everlasting flower. * everlasting pea

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An everlasting flower.
  • * 1974 , (GB Edwards), The Book of Ebenezer Le Page , New York 2007, p. 313:
  • ‘It is true perhaps it is too late now for you to look like a rose; but you can always look like an everlasting .’
  • A cloth fabric for shoes, etc.
  • (Webster 1913) English karmadharaya compounds