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Mat vs. Matt

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Matnoun

A flat piece of coarse material used for wiping one’s feet, or as a decorative or protective floor covering.

‘Wipe your feet on the mat before coming in.’;

Mattadjective

alternative spelling of matte

Matnoun

A small flat piece of material used to protect a surface from anything hot or rough; a coaster.

‘They put mats on the table during mealtimes.’;

Mattnoun

alternative spelling of mat|nodot=yesan alloy in coppersmithing

Matnoun

(athletics) A floor pad to protect athletes.

‘The high jumper cleared the bar and landed safely on the mat.’;

Mattnoun

See Matte.

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Matnoun

A thickly tangled mess.

‘a mat of hair; a mat of weeds’;

Mattnoun

the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss

Matnoun

A thick paper or paperboard border used to inset and center the contents of a frame.

‘the mat of a daguerreotype’;

Mattadjective

not reflecting light; not glossy;

‘flat wall paint’; ‘a photograph with a matte finish’;

Matnoun

A thin layer of woven, non-woven, or knitted fiber that serves as reinforcement to a material.

Matnoun

A thin surface layer; superficial cover.

‘Iceland moss growing in a mat’;

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Matnoun

(coppersmithing) An alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc.; white metal.

Matnoun

abbreviation of matineeperformance at a theater.

Matnoun

A material or component needed for a crafting recipe.

‘To make a luck potion, you need several rare herbs as mats.’;

Matverb

(transitive) To cover, protect or decorate with mats.

Matverb

(intransitive) To form a thick, tangled mess; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.

Matnoun

A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal.

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Matnoun

A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the floor of a hall or room to protect its surface, and for other purposes.

Matnoun

Any similar flat object made of fabric or other material, such as rubber or plastic, placed flat on a surface for various uses, as for covering plant houses, putting beneath dishes or lamps on a table, securing rigging from friction, and the like.

Matnoun

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.

Matnoun

An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal, etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture; as, the mat of a daguerreotype.

Matadjective

Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain.

‘When he saw them so piteous and so maat.’;

Matverb

To cover or lay with mats.

Matverb

To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.

‘And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair.’;

Matverb

To grow thick together; to become interwoven or felted together like a mat, as hair when wetted with a sticky substance; as, a long-haired cat whose fur is matted.

Matnoun

a thick flat pad used as a floor covering

Matnoun

mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture

Matnoun

sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports

Matnoun

a master's degree in teaching

Matnoun

the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss

Matnoun

a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it

Matverb

twist together or entwine into a confusing mass;

‘The child entangled the cord’;

Matverb

change texture so as to become matted and felt-like;

‘The fabric felted up after several washes’;

Matadjective

not reflecting light; not glossy;

‘flat wall paint’; ‘a photograph with a matte finish’;

Mat

A mat is a piece of fabric material that generally is placed on a floor or other flat surface.

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