Definitions for MATmæt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

matmæt(n.; v.)mat•ted, mat•ting.

  1. (n.)a piece of fabric, as of plaited or woven fiber, used on a floor or other surface as a covering.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. a smaller piece of material set under an object, as a dish.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. a thick pad placed on a floor to protect wrestlers, tumblers, and gymnasts.

    Category: Sport

  4. a thick tangled mass, as of hair or weeds.

    Category: Botany

  5. (v.t.)to cover with or as if with mats or matting.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. to form into a mat, as by interweaving.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. (v.i.)to form tangled masses.

  8. go to the mat,to support or defend a person or cause with vigor and determination.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of mat:

bef. 900; < LL matta mat of rushes < Semitic


matmæt(n.; v.)mat•ted, mat•ting.

  1. (n.)material serving as a frame or border for a picture.

    Category: Fine Arts

  2. (v.t.)to provide (a picture) with a mat.

    Category: Photography, Fine Arts

Origin of mat:

1835–40; appar. mat1, influenced by matte

matmæt(adj.; n.; v.)mat•ted, mat•ting.

  1. Ref: matte. 1


  1. Category: Printing

    Ref: matrix (def. 7). 8

Origin of mat:

1920–25; shortened form of matrix


  1. Master of Arts in Teaching.

    Category: Education

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mat(noun)

    a thick flat pad used as a floor covering

  2. mat, matting(noun)

    mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture

  3. mat, gym mat(noun)

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

  4. mat(noun)

    a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven

    "a mat of weeds and grass"

  5. Master of Arts in Teaching, MAT(noun)

    a master's degree in teaching

  6. flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte(noun)

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

  7. mat(adj)

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

  8. flat, mat, matt, matte, matted(verb)

    not reflecting light; not glossy

    "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"

  9. entangle, tangle, mat, snarl(verb)

    twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

    "The child entangled the cord"

  10. felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat(verb)

    change texture so as to become matted and felt-like

    "The fabric felted up after several washes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mat(noun)æt

    a thick piece of material used to protect a surface

    Wipe your feet on the mat.

  2. matæt

    a piece of material to lie on

    an exercise mat; people sleeping on straw mats


  1. mat(Noun)

    A flat piece of coarse material used for wiping oneu2019s feet, or as a decorative or protective floor covering.

    Wipe your feet on the mat before coming in.

  2. 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.

  3. mat(Noun)

    A floor pad to protect athletes.

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

  4. mat(Noun)

    A thickly tangled mess, of hair etc.

    a mat a hair

  5. mat(Noun)

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

  6. mat(Noun)

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

  7. mat(Verb)

    To cover, protect or decorate with mats.

  8. mat(Verb)

    To form a thick, tangled mess.

  9. Mat(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given name Matthew.

  10. Origin: meatte, from matta, from (compare miṭṭāh 'bed, couch').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mat(noun)

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

  2. Mat(adj)

    cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain

  3. Mat(noun)

    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

  4. Mat(noun)

    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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Mat(verb)

    to cover or lay with mats

  8. Mat(verb)

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

  9. Mat(verb)

    to grow thick together; to become interwoven or felted together like a mat


  1. Mat

    A mat is a generic term for a piece of fabric or flat material, generally placed on a floor or other flat surface, which serves a range of purposes including: ⁕providing a regular or flat surface, such as a mousepad. ⁕protecting that which is beneath the mat, such as a place mat or the matting used in archival framing and preservation of documents and paintings. ⁕protecting that which is above the mat, such as a wrestling or gymnastics mat, or an anti-vibration mat. ⁕changing the state of that which passes above it, such as a doormat attracting dirt from shoes. In domestic settings: ⁕A doormat, more frequently spelled door-mat, is a flat, usually rectangular object placed immediately outside or inside the entrance to a house or other building, to allow people to easily scrub or wipe the soles of their shoes before entering. Doormats are usually made from tough, long-lasting material such as coir, palmyra fibres and stalks, nylon, rubber, cloth, or aluminium and other metals. Doormats may also be known as welcome mats, as their location at an entrance constitutes a "welcome" to visitors, and may therefore also bear some word, message or sign of greeting. This in turn has given rise to a subculture of cartoons featuring characters returning home to find a humorous message on the doormat. The lowly purpose for which doormats exist has also led to informal use of the term as a reference to people who behave timidly or passively when exploited by others.

Anagrams of MAT

  1. AMT, atm, ATM, tam, TAM, TMA

Translations for MAT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a flat piece of material (rushes, rubber, carpet, cork etc) for wiping shoes on, covering a floor, or various other purposes

Wipe your shoes on the doormat; a table mat.

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