ens

Ens \Ens\ ([e^]nz), n. [L., ens, entis, a thing. See {Entity}.] 1. (Metaph.) Entity, being, or existence; an actually existing being; also, God, as the Being of Beings. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Something supposed to condense within itself all the virtues and qualities of a substance from which it is extracted; essence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]