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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Materialsnoun

    this word is scarcely used in the singular; The substance of which any thing is made.

    Etymology: materiaux, French.

    The West-Indians, and many nations of the Africans, finding means and materials, have been taught, by their own necessities, to pass rivers in a boat of one tree. Walter Raleigh.

    Intending an accurate enumeration of medical materials, the omission hereof affords some probability it was not used by the ancients. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Errours, b. i.

    David, who made such rich provision of materials for the building of the temple, because he had dipt his hands in blood, was not permitted to lay a stone in that sacred pile. South.

    That lamp in one of the heathen temples the art of man might make of some such material as the stone asbestus, which being once enkindled will burn without being consumed. John Wilkins.

    The materials of that building very fortunately ranged themselves into that delicate order, that it must be a very great chance that parts them. John Tillotson.

    Simple ideas, the materials of all our knowlege, are suggested to the mind only by sensation and reflection. John Locke.

    Such a fool was never found,
    Who pull’d a palace to the ground,
    Only to have the ruins made
    Materials for an house decay’d. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.

Editors Contribution

  1. materials

    Plural of material.

    The pink material is sold online along with a variety of other color materials.


    Submitted by MaryC on November 22, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'materials' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1499

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'materials' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3339

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of materials in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of materials in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of materials in a Sentence

  1. Albert Einstein:

    It is characteristic of the military mentality that nonhuman factors (atom bombs, strategic bases, weapons of all sorts, the possession of raw materials, etc) are held essential, while the human being, his desires, and thoughts - in short, the psychological factors - are considered as unimportant and secondary...The individual is degraded...to "human materiel".

  2. Ben Brubeck:

    This is a big win in removing compliance hurdles for the construction industry, which is facing multiple economic challenges, including a workforce shortage of 430,000, rising materials prices and supply chain issues. ABC continues to support vaccinations and encourages members to use its COVID-19 vaccination toolkit to keep workers safe on construction jobsites.

  3. Chief Executive Antoine Frerot:

    The waste streams of developed countries are a real mine for raw materials, and even if we do not become a mining company, our recycling activities increasingly compete with the mining industry.

  4. Shawn Sim:

    Designing and buildingSnowstormwas a great learning opportunity for us. The toughest part of this engineering challenge was ensuring a good thrust to weight ratio to allow the craft to lift a person into the air, at every stage of our design, we constantly had to balance and consider trade-offs between the types of materials, their characteristics and weight.

  5. WhatsApp:

    As a starting point, we will soon publish new educational materials around misinformation and conduct our news literacy workshops.

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