an informal use of the Latin word for mother; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously
see Alma mater, Dura mater, and Pia mater
Origin: [L., mother. See Mother.]
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
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.]
The numerical value of mater in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of mater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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Love my alma mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today. #RoseBowl.
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a mater of opportunity.
They are embarrassed by their alma mater and that sends a pretty powerful statement.
No mater how far you go, never forget where you came from and who showed you the path to reach where you stand today.
The key to life is imagination. If you don't have that, no mater what you have, it's meaningless. If you do have imagination...you can make feast of straw.
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