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Mat vs. Matte

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  • Mat (noun)

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

    "Wipe your feet on the mat before coming in."

  • Mat (noun)

    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."

  • Mat (noun)

    A floor pad to protect athletes.

    "The high jumper cleared the bar and landed safely on the mat."

  • Mat (noun)

    A thickly tangled mess.

    "a mat of hair; a mat of weeds"

  • Mat (noun)

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

    "the mat of a daguerreotype"

  • Mat (noun)

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

  • Mat (noun)

    A thin surface layer; superficial cover.

    "Iceland moss growing in a mat"

  • Mat (noun)

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

  • Mat (noun)

    abbreviation of matineeperformance at a theater.

  • Mat (noun)

    A material or component needed for a crafting recipe.

    "To make a luck potion, you need several rare herbs as mats."

  • Mat (verb)

    To cover, protect or decorate with mats.

  • Mat (verb)

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

  • Matte (noun)

    A decorative border around a picture used to inset and center the contents of a frame.

    "mat|matting|passe-partout"

    "The image is a perfect square of 8 cm (with white matte border the total dimensions are 14 cm tall by 11 cm wide)."

  • Matte (noun)

    A painted or created with computers

    "Matte painting is a tool that filmmakers can use to create a scene that is impossible to achieve with conventional cinematographic means."

  • Matte (noun)

    The molten metal sulfide phases typically formed during smelting of copper, nickel, and other base metals.

  • Matte (adjective)

    Dull; not reflective of light.

    "matt|q1=UK"

    "glossy"

    "Flat or matte paint allows a deep color expression on the walls while also hiding flaws that may be inherent on the painted surface."

    "a matte lipstick"

Wiktionary
  • Mat (noun)

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

  • Mat (noun)

    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.

  • Mat (noun)

    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.

  • Mat (noun)

    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.

  • Mat (noun)

    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 (adjective)

    Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain.

  • Mat

    To cover or lay with mats.

  • Mat

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

  • Mat (verb)

    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.

  • Matte (noun)

    A partly reduced copper sulphide, obtained by alternately roasting and melting copper ore in separating the metal from associated iron ores, and called coarse metal, fine metal, etc., according to the grade of fineness. On the exterior it is dark brown or black, but on a fresh surface is yellow or bronzy in color.

  • Matte (noun)

    A dead or dull finish, as in gilding where the gold leaf is not burnished, or in painting where the surface is purposely deprived of gloss.

  • Matte (adjective)

    Having a dull, lusterless surface finish; opposed to glossy or polished; as, a matte photograph; a proof coin with matte figures on a polished field.

Webster Dictionary
  • Mat (noun)

    a thick flat pad used as a floor covering

  • Mat (noun)

    mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture

  • Mat (noun)

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

  • Mat (noun)

    a master's degree in teaching

  • Mat (noun)

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

  • Mat (noun)

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

  • Mat (verb)

    twist together or entwine into a confusing mass;

    "The child entangled the cord"

  • Mat (verb)

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

    "The fabric felted up after several washes"

  • Mat (adjective)

    not reflecting light; not glossy;

    "flat wall paint"

    "a photograph with a matte finish"

  • Matte (noun)

    a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted

  • Matte (noun)

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

  • Matte (verb)

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

    "The fabric felted up after several washes"

  • Matte (adjective)

    not reflecting light; not glossy;

    "flat wall paint"

    "a photograph with a matte finish"

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