Word of the day: Esse

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es·se

noun

1. (Philosophy) existence
2. (Philosophy) essential nature; essence

[from Latin: to be]

 

related to (but not to be confused with)

es·sence

noun ˈe-sən(t)s

: the basic nature of a thing : the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is

: a substance that contains in very strong form the special qualities (such as the taste and smell) of the thing from which it is taken

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