English dictionary

essence meaning and definition


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