English dictionary

essence meaning and definition

ESSENCE noun

Definition of essence (noun)

  1. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  2. any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted
  3. the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  4. a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
Source: Princeton University Wordnet