HyperDic: mat

English > 11 senses of the word mat / MAT:
NOUNartifactmata thick flat pad used as a floor covering
artifactmat, mattingmounting consisting of a border or background for a picture / picture
artifactmat, gym matsports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
objectmata mass that is densely tangled or interwoven
communicationMAT, Master of Arts in Teachinga master's degree in teaching
attributemat, flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, matt, mattethe property of having little or no contrast
artifactmat, raft foundation, rafta foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
artifactmata small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
VERBcontactmat, entangle, tangle, snarltwist together or entwine into a confusing mass
changemat, felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, mattechange texture so as to become matted and felt-like
ADJECTIVEallmat, flat, matt, matte, mattednot reflecting light
mat / MAT > pronunciation
Soundsmae't
Rhymesacrobat ... ziggurat: 63 rhymes with aet...
English > mat: 11 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot reflecting light; not glossy.
Example "a photograph with a matte finish"
Synonymsflat, matt, matte, matted
Broaderdullemitting or reflecting very little light
Spanishmate
Catalanmat
English > mat: 11 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA thick flat pad used as a floor covering.
Narrowerdoormat, welcome matA mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering
Broaderfloor cover, floor coveringA covering for a floor
Spanishalfombrilla, colchoneta, estera, felpudo
Catalanestora
English > mat: 11 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningmounting consisting of a border or background for a picture / picture.
Synonymmatting
Broadermountingframework used for support or display
Spanishmarco
Catalanmarc
English > mat: 11 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningsports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports.
Synonymgym mat
Narrowercanvas, canvassThe mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete
wrestling matA mat on which wrestling matches are conducted
Broadersports equipmentequipment needed to participate in a particular sport
Spanishtatami
Catalantatami
English > mat: 11 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningA mass that is densely tangled or interwoven.
Example"a mat of weeds and grass"
BroadermassA body of matter without definite shape
English > MAT: 11 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA master's degree in teaching.
SynonymMaster of Arts in Teaching
Broadermaster's degreeAn academic degree higher than a bachelor's degree but lower than a doctor's degree
Spanishmáster en pedagogía
English > mat: 11 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningThe property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss.
Synonymsflatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, matt, matte
BroaderdullnessA lack of visual brightness
Spanishmate, matidez
Catalanmat
Verbsmatchange texture so as to become matted and felt-like
English > mat: 11 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete.
Synonymsraft foundation, raft
Broaderfoundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructureLowest support of a structure
English > mat: 11 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it.
Narrowerdrip matA small mat placed under a glass to protect a surface from condensation
mousepad, mouse matA small portable pad that provides traction for the ball of a computer mouse
place matA mat serving as table linen for an individual place setting
BroaderpadA flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
English > mat: 11 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTwist together or entwine into a confusing mass.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey mat their hair
Synonymsentangle, tangle, snarl
Narrowerenmesh, mesh, ensnarlentangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh
feltmat together and make felt-like
Broadertwist, twine, distortform into a spiral shape
Oppositedisentangle, unsnarl, straighten outextricate from entanglement
Spanishenmarañar, enredar
Catalanembolicar, embullar, enredar
English > mat: 11 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningChange texture so as to become matted and felt-like.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsfelt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishsentir
Catalansentir
Nounsmatthe property of having little or no contrast
mattinga covering of coarse fabric (usually of straw or hemp)

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