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Meaning of MAT

Pronunciation:  mat

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
  2. [n]  sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
  3. [n]  mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
  4. [n]  table linen for an individual place setting
  5. [n]  the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
  6. [n]  a master's degree in teaching
  7. [adj]  not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"
  8. [v]  change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"
  9. [v]  twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"

MAT is a 3 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: dull, entangle, felt, felt up, flat, flatness, gym mat, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, Master of Arts in Teaching, mat up, matt, matt, matte, matte, matted, matting, place mat, snarl, tangle
 Antonyms: disentangle, straighten out, unsnarl
 See Also: canvas, canvass, change, distort, doormat, dullness, dulness, enmesh, ensnarl, felt, floor covering, floorcover, master's degree, mesh, mounting, napery, sporting goods, sports equipment, table linen, twine, twist, welcome mat, wrestling mat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mat\, n. [Cf. {Matte}.]
    A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin,
    iron, etc., usually called white metal. [Written also
  2. \Mat\, a. [OF. See 4th {Mate}.]
    Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain. [Obs.]
          When he saw them so piteous and so maat. --Chaucer.
  3. \Mat\, n. [AS. matt, meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of
    1. A fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or
       similar material, used for wiping and cleaning shoes at
       the door, for covering the floor of a hall or room, and
       for other purposes.
    2. Any similar fabric for various uses, as for covering plant
       houses, putting beneath dishes or lamps on a table,
       securing rigging from friction, and the like.
    3. Anything growing thickly, or closely interwoven, so as to
       resemble a mat in form or texture; as, a mat of weeds; a
       mat of hair.
    4. An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal,
       etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture;
       as, the mat of a daguerreotype.
    {Mat grass}. (Bot.)
       (a) A low, tufted, European grass ({Nardus stricta}).
       (b) Same as {Matweed}.
    {Mat rush} (Bot.), a kind of rush ({Scirpus lacustris}) used
       in England for making mats.
  4. \Mat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To cover or lay with mats. --Evelyn.
    2. To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or
       like, a mat; to entangle.
             And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair.
  5. \Mat\, v. i.
    To grow thick together; to become interwoven or felted
    together like a mat.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing mats in your dream means the approach of sorrow and disappointments.
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