Substance

Substance may refer to:

  • Chemical substance, a material with a definite chemical composition
  • Drug substance
  • Substance abuse, drug-related healthcare and social policy diagnosis or label
  • Substance dependence, drug-related healthcare and social policy diagnosis or label
  • Matter, anything that has mass and takes up space
  • Substance theory, theory positing that a substance is distinct from its properties
  • Substantial (rapper) a US musician
  • Substance (Joy Division album), 1988
  • Substance (Blank & Jones album), 2002
  • Substance 1987, a New Order album
  • "Substance", a song by Haste the Day from That They May Know You
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, an update of the video game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • Homoousian, a Christian term meaning "same substance"

Famous quotes containing the word substance:

    But they that hold God to be [an incorporeal substance] ... do absolutely make God to be nothing at all. But how? Were they atheists? No. For though by ignorance of the consequence they said that which was equivalent to atheism, yet in their hearts they thought God a substance ... So that this atheism by consequence is a very easy thing to be fallen into, even by the most godly men of the church.
    Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679)

    What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground,—and to one another; it is either winged or it is legged. It is hardly as if you had seen a wild creature when a rabbit or a partridge bursts away, only a natural one, as much to be expected as rustling leaves.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    True, I talk of dreams,
    Which are the children of an idle brain,
    Begot of nothing but vain fantasy,
    Which is as thin of substance as the air,
    And more inconstant than the wind, who woos
    Even now the frozen bosom of the north,
    And being angered, puffs away from thence,
    Turning his side to the dew-dropping south.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)