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Mater vs. Matter

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  • Mater (noun)

    Mother.

  • Mater (noun)

    Either of the dura mater and pia mater of the brain.

  • Mater (noun)

    Someone or something that mates.

  • Matter (noun)

    Substance, material.

  • Matter (noun)

    The basic structural component of the universe. Matter usually has mass and volume.

  • Matter (noun)

    Matter made up of normal particles, not antiparticles. (Non-antimatter matter).

  • Matter (noun)

    A kind of substance.

    "vegetable matter"

  • Matter (noun)

    Written material (especially in books or magazines).

    "printed matter;"

    "He always took some reading matter with him on the plane."

  • Matter (noun)

    A condition, subject or affair, especially one of concern.

    "What's the matter?;"

    "state matters"

  • Matter (noun)

    An approximate amount or extent.

    "I stayed for a matter of months."

  • Matter (noun)

    The essence; the pith; the embodiment.

  • Matter (noun)

    Inducing cause or reason, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing.

  • Matter (noun)

    Pus.

  • Matter (verb)

    To be important.

    "The only thing that matters to Jim is being rich."

    "Sorry for pouring ketchup on your clean white shirt! - Oh, don't worry, it does not matter."

  • Matter (verb)

    To care about, to mind; to find important.

  • Matter (verb)

    To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.

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  • Mater (noun)

    mother

    "the mater has kept on the house in London"

  • Matter (noun)

    physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy

    "the structure and properties of matter"

  • Matter (noun)

    a particular substance

    "faecal matter"

    "organic matter"

  • Matter (noun)

    written or printed material

    "reading matter"

  • Matter (noun)

    a subject or situation under consideration

    "financial matters"

    "a great deal of work was done on this matter"

  • Matter (noun)

    something which is to be tried or proved in court; a case.

  • Matter (noun)

    the present state of affairs

    "we can do nothing to change matters"

  • Matter (noun)

    the reason for distress or a problem

    "what's the matter?"

  • Matter (noun)

    the substance or content of a text as distinct from its style or form.

  • Matter (noun)

    the body of a printed work, as distinct from titles, headings, etc.

  • Matter (noun)

    the particular content of a proposition, as distinct from its form.

  • Matter (verb)

    be important or significant

    "it doesn't matter what the guests wear"

    "what did it matter to them?"

  • Matter (verb)

    (of a person) be important or influential

    "she was trying to get known by the people who matter"

  • Matter (verb)

    (of a wound) secrete or discharge pus.

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Mater (noun)

    See Alma mater, Dura mater, and Pia mater.

  • Matter (noun)

    That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the constituent elements of conception; that into which a notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the embodiment.

  • Matter (noun)

    That of which the sensible universe and all existent bodies are composed; anything which has extension, occupies space, or is perceptible by the senses; body; substance.

  • Matter (noun)

    That with regard to, or about which, anything takes place or is done; the thing aimed at, treated of, or treated; subject of action, discussion, consideration, feeling, complaint, legal action, or the like; theme.

  • Matter (noun)

    That which one has to treat, or with which one has to do; concern; affair; business.

  • Matter (noun)

    Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence; importance; significance; moment; - chiefly in the phrases what matter? no matter, and the like.

  • Matter (noun)

    Inducing cause or occasion, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing; difficulty; trouble.

  • Matter (noun)

    Amount; quantity; portion; space; - often indefinite.

  • Matter (noun)

    Substance excreted from living animal bodies; that which is thrown out or discharged in a tumor, boil, or abscess; pus; purulent substance.

  • Matter (noun)

    That which is permanent, or is supposed to be given, and in or upon which changes are effected by psychological or physical processes and relations; - opposed to form.

  • Matter (noun)

    Written manuscript, or anything to be set in type; copy; also, type set up and ready to be used, or which has been used, in printing.

  • Matter (verb)

    To be of importance; to import; to signify.

  • Matter (verb)

    To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.

  • Matter

    To regard as important; to take account of; to care for.

Webster Dictionary
  • Mater (noun)

    informal terms for a mother

  • Matter (noun)

    that which has mass and occupies space;

    "an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter"

  • Matter (noun)

    a vaguely specified concern;

    "several matters to attend to"

    "it is none of your affair"

    "things are going well"

  • Matter (noun)

    some situation or event that is thought about;

    "he kept drifting off the topic"

    "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"

    "it is a matter for the police"

  • Matter (noun)

    a problem;

    "is anything the matter?"

  • Matter (noun)

    (used with negation) having consequence;

    "they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"

  • Matter (noun)

    written works (especially in books or magazines);

    "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"

  • Matter (verb)

    have weight; have import, carry weight;

    "It does not matter much"

Princeton's WordNet

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