English Vietnamese dictionary
- danh từ
- tinh chất; tinh tuý, tinh hoa
- (triết học) nguyên tố thứ năm
Advanced English dictionary
+ noun [sing.] the ~ of sth (formal)
1 the perfect example of sth: It was the quintessence of an English manor house.
2 the most important features of sth: a painting that captures the quintessence of Viennese elegance
quintessential adjective: He was the quintessential tough guy.
quintessentially adverb: a sense of humour that is quintessentially British
essence, heart, core, quiddity, essentialness, essentiality, pith, marrow, sum and substance, epitome, nonpareil, embodiment, personification, model, prototype, exemplar, ideal, beau idéal, paragon:
Hernandez considered the ancient Greek temple the quintessence of classic design.
Concise English dictionary
+the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
+the purest and most concentrated essence of something
+the most typical example or representative of a type