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English adjective: mat

1. mat not reflecting light; not glossy

SamplesFlat wall paint.
A photograph with a matte finish.

Synonymsflat, matt, matte, matted



English noun: mat

1. mat (artifact) a thick flat pad used as a floor covering

Broader (hypernym)floor cover, floor covering

Narrower (hyponym)doormat, welcome mat

2. mat (artifact) mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture


Broader (hypernym)mounting

3. mat (artifact) sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports

Synonymsgym mat

Broader (hypernym)sports equipment

Narrower (hyponym)canvas, canvass, wrestling mat

4. mat (object) a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven

SamplesA mat of weeds and grass.

Broader (hypernym)mass

5. MAT (communication) a master's degree in teaching

SynonymsMaster of Arts in Teaching

Broader (hypernym)master's degree

6. mat (attribute) the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss

Synonymsflatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, matt, matte

Broader (hypernym)dullness

7. mat (artifact) a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it

Broader (hypernym)pad

Narrower (hyponym)drip mat, mouse mat, mousepad, place mat

English verb: mat

1. mat (contact) twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

SamplesThe child entangled the cord.

ExamplesThey mat their hair

Synonymsentangle, snarl, tangle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)distort, twine, twist

Narrower (hyponym)enmesh, ensnarl, felt, mesh

Antonymsunsnarl, disentangle, straighten out

2. mat (change) change texture so as to become matted and felt-like

SamplesThe fabric felted up after several washes.

Synonymsfelt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte, matte up

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

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