US: /ˈɛsəns/
UK: /ˈɛsəns/

English Vietnamese dictionary

essence /'esns/
  • danh từ
    • tính chất (nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
    • bản chất, thực chất
    • vật tồn tại; thực tế (tinh thần vật chất)
    • nước hoa

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U] ~ (of sth) the most important quality or feature of sth, that makes it what it is: His paintings capture the essence of France. + Like so many peasant foods, the essence of pasta is its simplicity. + In essence (= when you consider the most important points), your situation isn't so different from mine.
2 [U, C] a liquid taken from a plant, etc. that contains its smell and taste in a very strong form: essence of rosewood + (BrE) coffee / vanilla / almond essence
See also - EXTRACT
Idioms: of the essence necessary and very important: In this situation time is of the essence (= we must do things as quickly as possible).

Thesaurus dictionary

1 quintessence, quiddity, (essential) nature, substance, spirit, being, heart, core, pith, kernel, marrow, soul, significance, (active) principle, crux, cornerstone, foundation-stone, Colloq bottom line:
The essence of her argument is that animals have the same rights as people.
2 extract, concentrate, distillate, elixir, tincture:
The room smelled faintly of essence of roses.
3 in essence. essentially, basically, fundamentally, materially, substantially, at bottom, in the final analysis, au fond; in effect, virtually:
In essence, there is little to choose between Trotskyism and Stalinism.
4 of the essence. essential, critical, crucial, vital, indispensable, requisite, important:
In this job, time is of the essence.

Collocation dictionary

1 basic/most important quality of sth


real, true, very


capture, convey, embody, encapsulate, represent
His paintings embody the very essence of the immediate post-war years.


in ~
His theory was not new in essence.

2 concentrated substance


almond, vanilla, etc.


dash, drop
Add a few drops of vanilla essence.


add, use

Concise English dictionary

+the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
+any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted
+the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
+a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor