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Definition of MAT

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Mat \Mat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Matting}.]
     1. To cover or lay with mats. --Evelyn.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle. [1913 Webster]

              And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Mat \Mat\ (m[a^]t), n. [Cf. {Matte}.]
     A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal. [Written also {matt}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Mat \Mat\, a. [OF. See 4th {Mate}.]
     Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

           When he saw them so piteous and so maat. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Mat \Mat\, v. i.
     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. [1913 Webster +PJC] Matabele

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Mat \Mat\, n. [AS. matt, meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of rushes.]
     1. 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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

     2. 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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

214 Moby Thesaurus words for "mat":
     achromatic, achromic, agora, air mattress, amphitheater, anemic, arena, ashen, ashy, athletic field, auditorium, background, barrier, bear garden, bedding, bled white, blind, bloodless, bolster, bowl, boxing ring, braid, brattice, buffer, buffer state, bulkhead, bull ring, bumper, cadaverous, campus, canvas, carpet, carpeting, chloranemic, circus, cloison, cockpit, coliseum, collision mat, colorless, colosseum, course, crop, cushion, dead, deaden, deadened, deadly pale, deathly pale, diaphragm, dim, dimmed, dingy, discolored, dissepiment, dividing line, dividing wall, division, doormat, drab, drop cloth, duckboards, dull, enlace, entwine, etiolated, exsanguinated, exsanguine, exsanguineous, faded, faint, fallow, fender, field, flat, fleece, floor, floorboards, flooring, forum, ghastly, gray, ground, ground cloth, ground-sheet, gym, gymnasium, haggard, hall, head, head of hair, hippodrome, hueless, hypochromic, innerspring mattress, interknit, interlace, interseptum, intertie, intertissue, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, knit, lace, lackluster, leaden, lifeless, lists, locale, locks, loom, loop, lurid, lusterless, mane, marketplace, mattress, mealy, midriff, midsection, milieu, mop, muddy, muted, net, neutral, noose, open forum, pad, palaestra, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallet, pallid, panel, parade ground, paries, partition, party wall, pasty, pave, pavement, pillow, pit, place, plait, platform, pleach, precinct, prize ring, property line, public square, purlieu, raddle, range, ring, rug, sallow, scene, scene of action, scenery, separation, septulum, septum, setting, shag, shock, shock pad, sickly, site, sleeping bag, somber, sphere, splice, springs, squared circle, stadium, stage, stage set, stage setting, tallow-faced, terrain, thatch, theater, tiling, tilting ground, tiltyard, tissue, tone down, toneless, tresses, twill, twine, twist, uncolored, underbed, underbedding, walk, wall, wan, washed-out, wattle, waxen, weak, weave, web, welcome mat, whey-faced, white, wreathe, wrestling ring


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