What does MAT mean?

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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"


  1. Mat(n.)

    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.

  2. Mat(n.)

    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.

  3. 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.


  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

  10. Origin: [OF. See 4th Mate.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mat

    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.]

  2. Mat

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. mat

    A type of floor covering and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles, used for a variety of purposes according to the manufacturer design and product instructions.

    We bought a mat for inside the front door. The local school bought PE mats for the gymnasium.

Suggested Resources

  1. MAT

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Anagrams for MAT »

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MAT in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MAT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael J. Gelb:

    Confusion is the welcome mat at the door of creativity.

  2. Jeff Kaufmann:

    We are rolling out the welcome mat. I plan to meet every single one of them personally.

  3. Jessica Matthews:

    Some days I need more balance, when my daughter left for college I just laid on my mat and cried. But at least I got on the mat.

  4. Becca Stevens:

    The idea is that when people have been ... pulling up the welcome mats for refugees, we are laying down the welcome mat for them.

  5. Luma Mufleh:

    It's a brutal life, to give empowerment and hope and opportunity and voice in something as simple as purchasing a mat -- I mean, it's that simple.

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