What does mater mean?

Definitions for mater
ˈmeɪ tərmater

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maternoun

    an informal use of the Latin word for mother; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously


  1. mater

    "Mater" is a Latin term that translates to "mother" in English. It is often used in various contexts such as in academia, where "Alma Mater" refers to a school, college, or university that one formerly attended. The term can also be used in biology, referring to the "mater cells" providing the source or origin of other cells. The usage and interpretation of "mater" largely depend on its context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maternoun

    see Alma mater, Dura mater, and Pia mater

  2. Etymology: [L., mother. See Mother.]


  1. Mater

    Tow Mater, or simply Mater, is a character in the 2006 animated Pixar film Cars and its sequel as well as the spin-off series Mater's Tall Tales. He is voiced by Larry the Cable Guy and inspired by a 1951 International Harvester tow truck. Originally portrayed as a sidekick and friend to the film's protagonist, Lightning McQueen, he was featured in Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales and in other media related to Cars.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mater

    mā′tėr, n. a mother: one of the two membranes of the brain, outer and inner, separated by the arachnoid—the dura mater, or dura, and pia mater, or pia.—Mā′ter dolorō′sa, the Virgin Mary represented as the sorrowing mother; Māterfamil′ias, the mother of a family. [L.,—Gr. mētēr.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MATER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mater is ranked #49723 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mater surname appeared 422 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mater.

    89.1% or 376 total occurrences were White.
    3.3% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 11 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.

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Anagrams for mater »

  1. ramet

  2. metra

  3. terma

  4. trema

  5. tamer

  6. trame

  7. merat

  8. armet

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mater in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of mater in a Sentence

  1. Amy Buckman:

    This is a difficult day for everyone in our school community, mr. Bryant's connection to Lower Merion High School, where he played basketball prior to joining the NBA, has raised the profile of our high school and our district throughout the world. Our school community will always be grateful for his ongoing generosity to his alma mater, including his dedication of our Kobe Bryant gymnasium and his support of our girls and boys basketball teams.

  2. Nikole Hannah-Jones:

    These last few weeks have been very dark, to be treated so shabbily by my alma mater, by a university that has given me so much and which I only sought to give back to, has been deeply painful.

  3. nojoe:

    the way they make you fell does not mater

  4. Og Mandino:

    Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no mater how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles.

  5. Van Huss:

    They are embarrassed by their alma mater and that sends a pretty powerful statement.

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