HyperDic: matter

English > 7 senses of the word matter:
NOUNcognitionmatter, affair, thinga vaguely specified concern
cognitionmatter, topic, subject, issuesome situation or event that is thought about
Topsmatterthat which has mass and occupies space
cognitionmattera problem
attributematter(used with negation) having consequence
communicationmatterwritten works (especially in books or magazines)
VERBstativematter, count, weighhave weight
matter > pronunciation
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > matter: 7 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA vaguely specified concern.
Example"several matters to attend to"
Synonymsaffair, thing
NarrowerleastSomething that is of no importance
BroaderconcernSomething that interests you because it is important or affects you
Spanishaspecto, asunto, cosa, cuestión
Catalanafer, assumpte, cosa
English > matter: 7 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningSome situation or event that is thought about.
Example "it is a matter for the police"
Synonymstopic, subject, issue
NarrowerareaA subject of study
blind spotA subject about which you are ignorant or prejudiced and fail to exercise good judgment
remitThe topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with
res judicata, res adjudicataA matter already settled in court
Broadercontent, cognitive content, mental objectThe sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
Spanishasunto, cuestión, materia, tema
Catalanassumpte, matèria, qüestió, tema
Verbsmatterhave weight
English > matter: 7 senses > noun 3, Tops
MeaningThat which has mass and occupies space.
Example"physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
NarrowerantimatterMatter consisting of elementary particles that are the antiparticles of those making up normal substances
dark matter(cosmology) a hypothetical form of matter that is believed to make up 90 percent of the universe
emanationSomething that is emitted / emitted or radiated (as a gas or an odor or a light, etc.)
fluidcontinuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container
glopAny gummy shapeless matter
residueMatter that remains after something has been removed
sediment, depositMatter that has been deposited by some natural process
sludge, slime, goo, goop, gook, guck, gunk, muck, oozeAny thick, viscous matter
solidMatter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
soluteThe dissolved matter in a solution
substanceThe real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
substanceA particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
system(physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium
vegetable matterMatter produced by plants or growing in the manner of a plant
ylem(cosmology) the original matter that (according to the big bang theory) existed before the formation of the chemical elements
Broaderphysical entityAn entity that has physical existence
Spanishmateria, sustancia
Catalanmatèria, substància
English > matter: 7 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA problem.
Example"is anything the matter?"
Broadertrouble, problemA source of difficulty
English > matter: 7 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaning(used with negation) having consequence.
Example"they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"
Broaderconsequence, import, momentHaving important effects or influence
Verbsmatterhave weight
English > matter: 7 senses > noun 6, communication
Meaningwritten works (especially in books or magazines).
Example"he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
Narroweraddendum, supplement, postscripttextual matter that is added onto a publication
back matter, end matterwritten matter following the main text of a book
dictationMatter that has been dictated and transcribed
front matter, prelimswritten matter preceding the main text of a book
hard copy(computer science) matter that is held in a computer and is typed or printed on paper
recitationwritten matter that is recited from memory
soft copy(computer science) matter that is in a form that a computer can store or display it on a computer screen
text, textual matterThe words of something written
textThe main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.)
typescripttypewritten matter especially a typewritten copy of a manuscript
Broaderwriting, written material, piece of writingThe work of a writer
Spanishescrito, lectura, texto
Catalanescrit, lectura, text
English > matter: 7 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningHave weight; have import, carry weight.
PatternSomething ----s; It ----s that CLAUSE
Example"It does not matter much"
Synonymscount, weigh
Narrowerweigh, pressTo be oppressive or burdensome
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
See alsomatter tobe of importance or consequence
Spanishcontar, importar, pesar
Catalancomptar, importar, pesar
Nounsmatter(used with negation) having consequence
mattersome situation or event that is thought about

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