HyperDic: material

English > 11 senses of the word material:
NOUNsubstancematerial, stuffthe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
communicationmaterialinformation (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
artifactmaterial, fabric, cloth, textileartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
artifactmaterialthings needed for doing or making something
person materiala person judged suitable for admission or employment / employment
ADJECTIVEallmaterialconcerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
allmaterialderived from or composed of matter
allmaterialdirectly relevant to a matter especially a law case
allmaterialconcerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being
allmaterial, corporealhaving material or physical form or substance
allmaterial, substantial, realhaving substance or capable of being treated as fact
material > pronunciation
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > material: 11 senses > adjective 1
Meaningconcerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests.
  • "material possessions"
  • "material wealth"
  • "material comforts"
Broaderworldly, secular, temporalcharacteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
English > material: 11 senses > adjective 2
Meaningderived from or composed of matter.
Example"the material universe"
Attribute ofmateriality, physicalness, corporeality, corporalityThe quality of being physical
NarrowerphysicalHaving substance or material existence
physicalconcerned with material things
See alsosubstantial, real, materialHaving substance or capable of being treated as fact
Oppositeimmaterial, nonmaterialnot consisting of matter
Nounsmaterialitythe quality of being physical
English > material: 11 senses > adjective 3
Meaningdirectly relevant to a matter especially a law case.
  • "his support made a material difference"
  • "evidence material to the issue at hand"
  • "facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts"
  • "a material witness"
NarrowercrucialHaving crucial relevance
OppositeimmaterialOf no importance or relevance especially to a law case
Nounsmaterialityrelevance requiring careful consideration
Adverbsmateriallyto a significant degree
English > material: 11 senses > adjective 4
Meaningconcerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being.
  • "material needs"
  • "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"- T.Roosevelt
BroaderphysicalInvolving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
Adverbsmateriallywith respect to material aspects
English > material: 11 senses > adjective 5
MeaningHaving material or physical form or substance.
Attribute ofmateriality, physicalness, corporeality, corporalityThe quality of being physical
Narrowerbodied, corporal, corporate, embodied, incarnatepossessing or existing in bodily form
bodilyHaving or relating to a physical material body
reincarnateHaving a new body
See alsobodiedHaving a body or a body of a specified kind
Oppositeincorporeal, immaterialWithout material form or substance
Spanishcorpóreo, material
Catalancorpori, material
Nounsmaterialitythe quality of being physical
English > material: 11 senses > adjective 6
MeaningHaving substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary.
Synonymssubstantial, real
Attribute ofsubstantiality, substantialness, solidnessThe quality of being substantial or having substance
See alsomaterialderived from or composed of matter
Oppositeinsubstantial, unsubstantial, unreallacking material form or substance
Spanishreal, sustancial
English > material: 11 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.
Example"coal is a hard black material"
NarrowerHAZMATAn abbreviation for 'hazardous material' used on warning signs
abrasive, abradant, abrasive materialA substance that abrades or wears down
adhesive material, adhesive agent, adhesiveA substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
aggregateMaterial such as sand or gravel used with cement and water to make concrete, mortar, or plaster
ammunitionAny nuclear or chemical or biological material that can be used as a weapon of mass destruction
animal materialmaterial derived from animals
atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
ballastAny heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship
bedding material, bedding, littermaterial used to provide a bed for animals
bimetalmaterial made by bonding together sheets of two different metals
builder, detergent builderA substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action
chemical, chemical substanceMaterial produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
coloring material, colouring material, color, colourAny material used for its color
composite materialStrong lightweight material developed in the laboratory
conductorA substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat
contaminant, contaminationA substance that contaminates
detritusLoose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks
diamagnetA substance that exhibits diamagnetism
discharge, emissionA substance that is emitted / emitted or released
dustFree microscopic particles of solid material
earth, groundThe loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
elastomerAny of various elastic materials that resemble rubber (resumes its original shape when a deforming force is removed)
fiber, fibreA slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
filling, fillAny material that fills a space or container
floccule, flocA small loosely aggregated mass of flocculent material suspended in or precipitated from a liquid / liquid
fluffAny light downy material
foamA lightweight material in cellular form
homogenatematerial that has been homogenized (especially tissue that has been ground and mixed)
humatematerial that is high in humic acids
impregnationmaterial with which something is impregnated
insulator, dielectric, nonconductorA material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity
mineralSolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
packing material, packing, waddingAny material used especially to protect something
paperA material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
particulate, particulate matterA small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)
plant material, plant substancematerial derived from plants
precursorA substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)
radioactive materialmaterial that is radioactive
raw material, staplematerial suitable for manufacture or use or finishing
recyclingUsed or abandoned materials for use in creating new products
rindThe natural outer covering of food (usually removed before eating)
rock, stonematerial consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
sealing materialAny substance used to seal joints or fill cracks / cracks in a porous surface
sorbateA material that has been or is capable of being taken up by another substance by either absorption or adsorption
sorbent, sorbent materialA material that sorbs another substance
thickening, thickenerAny material used to thicken / thicken
tonerA black or colored powder used in a printer to develop a xerographic image
transparent substance, translucent substanceA material having the property of admitting light diffusely
undercutThe material removed by a cut made underneath
vernix, vernix caseosaA white cheeselike protective material that covers the skin of a fetus
wadA small mass of soft material
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste productAny materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
BroadersubstanceThe real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
Spanishcosa, cosas, material, materia
Catalanmaterial, matèria
English > material: 11 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningInformation (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form.
Example"the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"
Narrowercopymaterial suitable for a journalistic account
rehashold material that is slightly reworked and used again
Broaderinformation, infoA message received and understood
Spanishdatos, material
Catalandades, material
English > material: 11 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers.
Example "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Synonymsfabric, cloth, textile
PartsedgingBorder consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
hemThe edge of a piece of cloth
NarrowerAertexA trademark for a loosely woven cotton fabric that is used to make shirts and underwear
Velcronylon fabric used as a fastening
ViyellaA fabric made from a twilled mixture of cotton and wool
abaA fabric woven from goat hair and camel hair
acrylicA synthetic fabric
alpacaA thin glossy fabric made of the wool / wool of the Lama pacos, or made of a rayon or cotton imitation of that wool
baizeA bright green fabric napped to resemble felt
basket weaveA cloth woven of two or more threads interlaced to suggest the weave of a basket
batikA dyed fabric
batisteA thin plain-weave cotton or linen fabric
beltingThe material of which belts are made
bombazineA twilled fabric used for dresses
boucleA fabric of uneven yarn that has an uneven knobby effect
broadclothA closely woven silk or synthetic fabric with a narrow crosswise rib
broadclothA densely textured woolen fabric with a lustrous finish
brocadeThick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern
buckramA coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue
buntingA loosely woven fabric used for flags / flags, etc.
calicocoarse cloth with a bright print
cambricA finely woven white linen
camel's hair, camelhairA soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel
camletA fabric of Asian origin
camouflage, camoFabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan
canopyThe umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air
canvas, canvassA heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
cashmereA soft fabric made from the wool / wool of the Cashmere goat
cereclothA waterproof waxed cloth once used as a shroud
challisA soft lightweight fabric (usually printed)
chambrayA lightweight fabric woven with white threads across a colored warp
chenilleA heavy fabric woven with chenille cord
chiffonA sheer fabric of silk or rayon
chinoA coarse twilled cotton fabric frequently used for uniforms
chintzA brightly printed and glazed cotton fabric
coatingA heavy fabric suitable for coats
cobwebA fabric so delicate and transparent as to resemble a web of a spider
cord, corduroyA cut pile fabric with vertical ribs
cottonFabric woven from cotton fibers
cotton flannel, Canton flannelA stout cotton fabric with nap on only one side
crepe, crapeA soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
cretonneAn unglazed heavy fabric
crinolineA stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing
damaskA fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it
denim, dungaree, jeanA coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
diamanteFabric covered with glittering ornaments such as sequins or rhinestones
diaperA fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures
dimityA strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern
doeskinA fine smooth soft woolen fabric
draperycloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds
duckA heavy cotton fabric of plain weave
duffel, duffleA coarse heavy woolen fabric
elasticA fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
etamine, etaminA soft cotton or worsted fabric with an open mesh
failleA ribbed woven fabric of silk or rayon or cotton
feltA fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
fiber, fibre, vulcanized fiberA leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
flannelA soft light woolen fabric
flanneletteA cotton fabric imitating flannel
fleeceA soft bulky fabric with deep pile
foulardA light plain-weave or twill-weave silk or silklike fabric (usually with a printed design)
friezeA heavy woolen fabric with a long nap
fustianA strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap
gabardineA firm durable fabric with a twill weave
georgetteA thin silk dress material
ginghamA clothing fabric in a plaid weave
grogramA coarse fabric of silk mixed with wool or mohair and often stiffened with gum
grosgrainA silk or silklike fabric with crosswise ribs
haircloth, haircloth woven from horsehair or camelhair
herringboneA twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern
homespunA rough loosely woven fabric originally made with yarn that was spun at home
hopsacking, hopsackA loosely woven coarse fabric of cotton or linen
horsehairA fabric made from fibers taken from the mane or tail of horses
jaconetA lightweight cotton cloth with a smooth and slightly stiff finish
jacquardA highly figured fabric woven on a Jacquard loom
khadi, khaddarA coarse homespun cotton cloth made in India
khakiA sturdy twilled cloth of a yellowish brown color used especially for military uniforms
knitA fabric made by knitting
laceA delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
lameA fabric interwoven with threads of metal
leatherette, imitation leatherFabric made to look like leather
linenA fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant
linsey-woolseyA rough fabric of linen warp and wool or cotton woof
lintcotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side
lisleA fabric woven with lisle thread
mackinawA heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design
mackintosh, macintoshA lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric
madrasA light patterned cotton cloth
marseilleStrong cotton fabric with a raised pattern
metallicA fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely / entirely of metal
mohairFabric made with yarn made from the silky hair of the Angora goat
moire, watered-silksilk fabric with a wavy surface pattern
moleskinA durable cotton fabric with a velvety nap
monk's clothA heavy cloth in basket weave
moquetteA thick velvety synthetic fabric used for carpets and soft upholstery
moreenA heavy fabric of wool (or wool and cotton) used mostly in upholstery or for curtains
motleyA multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England
mousseline de soleA gauze-like fabric of silk or rayon
muslinplain-woven cotton fabric
nankeenA durable fabric formerly loomed by hand in China from natural cotton having a yellowish color
net, network, mesh, meshing, meshworkAn open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
ninonA fine strong sheer silky fabric made of silk or rayon or nylon
nylonA synthetic fabric
oilclothcloth treated on one side with a drying oil or synthetic resin
olive drabA cloth of an olive-brown color used for military uniforms
organzaA fabric made of silk or a silklike fabric that resembles organdy
paisleyA soft wool fabric with a colorful swirled pattern of curved shapes
panting, trouseringAny fabric used to make trousers
pepper-and-saltA fabric woven with flecks of light and dark
percaleA fine closely woven cotton fabric
permanent press, durable pressA fabric that has been chemically processed to resist wrinkles and hold its shape
piece of cloth, piece of materialA separate part consisting of fabric
pilot clothA thick blue cloth used to make overcoats and coats for sailors / sailors etc
pina clothA fine cloth made from pineapple fibers
pinstripeA fabric with very thin stripes
piquetightly woven fabric with raised cords
plushA fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet
polyesterAny of a large class of synthetic fabrics
pongeeA soft thin cloth woven from raw silk (or an imitation)
poplinA ribbed fabric used in clothing and upholstery
printA fabric with a dyed pattern pressed onto it (usually by engraved rollers)
quiltingA material used for making a quilt, or a quilted fabric
rayonA synthetic silklike fabric
rep, reppA fabric with prominent rounded crosswise ribs
sackclothA coarse cloth resembling sacking
sacking, baggingcoarse fabric used for bags or sacks
sailclothA strong fabric (such as cotton canvas) used for making sails and tents
samiteA heavy silk fabric (often woven with silver or gold threads)
sateenA cotton fabric with a satiny finish
satinA smooth fabric of silk or rayon
satinet, satinetteA fabric with a finish resembling satin but made partly or wholly from cotton or synthetic fiber
screeningFabric of metal or plastic mesh
scrimA firm open-weave fabric used for a curtain in the theater
seersuckerA light puckered fabric (usually striped)
sergeA twilled woolen fabric
shagA fabric with long coarse nap
shantungA heavy silk fabric with a rough surface (or a cotton imitation)
sharkskinA smooth crisp fabric
sheetingFabric from which bed sheets are made
shirtingAny of various fabrics used to make men's shirts
shirttailFabric forming the tail of a shirt
silesiaA sturdy twill-weave cotton fabric
silkA fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae
spandexAn elastic synthetic fabric
sponge clothAny soft porous fabric (especially in a loose honeycomb weave)
stammelA coarse woolen cloth formerly used for undergarments and usually dyed bright red
suede cloth, suedeA fabric made to resemble suede leather
suitingA fabric used for suits
swan's downSoft woolen fabric used especially for baby clothes
taffetaA crisp smooth lustrous fabric
tammyplain-woven (often glazed) fabric of wool or wool and cotton used especially formerly for linings and garments and curtains
tapa, tappaA paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark
tapestry, tapisA heavy textile with a woven design
tartan, plaidA cloth having a crisscross design
terry, terry cloth, terryclothA pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides
tickingA strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers
toweling, towellingAny of various fabrics (linen or cotton) used to make towels
tweedThick woolen fabric used for clothing
twillA cloth with parallel diagonal lines or ribs
upholstery materialThe fabric used in upholstering
velour, veloursHeavy fabric that resembles velvet
velvetA silky densely piled fabric with a plain back
velveteenA usually cotton fabric with a short pile imitating velvet
vicunaA soft wool fabric made from the fleece of the vicuna
voileA light semitransparent fabric
wash-and-wearA fabric treated to be easily washable and to require no ironing
waterproofAny fabric impervious to water
webA fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
webbingA strong fabric woven in strips
whipcordA strong worsted or cotton fabric with a diagonal rib
winceyA plain or twilled fabric of wool and cotton used especially for warm shirts or skirts and pajamas
wire clothFabric woven of metallic wire
wool, woolen, woollenA fabric made from the hair of sheep
worstedA woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap
yokeFabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Substanceswarpyarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof
woof, weft, filling, pickThe yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
Spanishgénero, material, paño, tejido, tela, textil, trapo
Catalandrap, material, roba, teixit, tela, tèxtil
English > material: 11 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningthings needed for doing or making something.
  • "writing materials"
  • "useful teaching materials"
Narrowerpackagingmaterial used to make packages
railingmaterial for making rails or rails collectively
roofingmaterial used to construct a roof
BroaderequipmentAn instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
English > material: 11 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA person judged suitable for admission or employment / employment.
  • "he was university material"
  • "she was vice-presidential material"
Broaderapplicant, applierA person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment / employment or admission

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