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Definitions of mat

  1. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a master's degree in teaching Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a thick flat pad used as a floor covering Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. table linen for an individual place setting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal, etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture; as, the mat of a daguerreotype. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To cover or lay with mats. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To grow thick together; to become interwoven or felted together like a mat. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A flat piece of coarse woven fabric, used for a floor covering, etc.; anything thickly overgrown or entangled, as weeds; a dull finish on a gilded or painted surface; a border serving as a margin for a picture. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To mass, knot, or twist together; to produce a dull surface upon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To become knotted or tangled. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Matted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Matting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. A texture of sedge, etc., for cleaning the feet on: a web of rope-yarn. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To cover with mats: to interweave: to entangle:-pr.p. matting; pa.t. and pa.p. matted. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. A texture of rushes, straw, or other coarse fibres. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To cover with mats; entangle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To knot into a mat; be tangled. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A flat article as of straw, etc., for wiping the feet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A border for a picture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A texture of sedge, rushes, straw, or other coarse fibrous material: a web of rope-yarn. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To cover or lay with mats; to twist together. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. A thick texture formed by weaving or plaiting together rushes, straw, rope-yarn, or suchlike substances, used for laying down at the entrance of a house or apartment that the boots or shoes of those about to enter may be cleaned or rubbed on it; an article woven or plaited of straw, &c., for putting beneath dishes at table; an ornamental article of worsted or other material to put beneath a drawing-room ornament. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. To twist together or interweave like a mat; to felt or entangle; to grow thick together. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. 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. dictgcide_fs
  37. 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. dictgcide_fs
  38. 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. dictgcide_fs
  39. mat, n. a texture of sedge, rushes, straw, &c. for cleaning the feet on: a web of rope-yarn: an ornamental border for a picture: a piece of cloth, &c. put below dishes on a table: anything like a mat in appearance, thick and closely set: any interwoven structure used as a revetment on river-banks, &c.: a sack of matting used to cover tea and coffee chests, such a sack containing a certain quantity of coffee: the closely-worked portion of lace: any annular pad to protect the head in bearing burdens.--v.t. to cover with mats: to interweave: to entangle:--pr.p. mat'ting; pa.t. and pa.p. mat'ted. [A.S. meatta--L. matta, a mat.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  40. mat, adj. and n. having a dull or dead surface, without lustre: an instrument by means of which such is produced.--v.t. to produce such a surface on metal. [Ger. matt, dull.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  41. Coarse fabric of plaited rushes, straw, &c., for lying upon, packing furniture, &c.; piece of this for wiping shoes upon, esp. door-m. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. Cover, furnish, with mats; entangle (often together) in thick mass (esp. in p.p., as matted hair); become matted. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. (Of colours, surfaces, &c.) dull, without lustre. (N.) border of dead gold round framed picture; appearance of unburnished gold; roughened or frosted groundwork. (V.t.) make (gilding &c.) dull; frost (glass). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A texture of sedge, rushes, husks, straw, or other material, laid on the floor of a lobby, or at the door of a room;— a web of rope-yarn used to protect the rigging from chafing, die. Cabinet Dictionary

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