1. ore. 2. essence, substance, heart. 3. phil. substance. 4. (psychological) make-up, substance, or constitution (of a person). 5. ability, capability, competence, capacity; talent; aptitude. 6. precious thing or person. 7. precious stone, gem. –– yumurtlamak to scatter some pearls of wisdom (said sarcastically of someone who is speaking nonsense).