English noun: matter
|1.||matter (cognition) a vaguely specified concern|
|Samples||Several matters to attend to.|
It is none of your affair.
Things are going well.
|2.||matter (cognition) some situation or event that is thought about|
|Samples||He kept drifting off the topic.|
He had been thinking about the subject for several years.
It is a matter for the police.
|Synonyms||issue, subject, topic|
|Broader (hypernym)||cognitive content, content, mental object|
|Narrower (hyponym)||area, blind spot, remit, res adjudicata, res judicata|
|3.||matter that which has mass and occupies space|
|Samples||Physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it.|
|Broader (hypernym)||physical entity|
|Narrower (hyponym)||antimatter, dark matter, deposit, emanation, fluid, glop, goo, gook, goop, guck, gunk, muck, ooze, residue, sediment, slime, sludge, solid, solute, substance, substance, system, vegetable matter, ylem|
|4.||matter (cognition) a problem|
|Samples||Is anything the matter?.|
|Broader (hypernym)||problem, trouble|
|5.||matter (attribute) (used with negation) having consequence|
|Samples||They were friends and it was no matter who won the games.|
|Broader (hypernym)||consequence, import, moment|
|6.||matter (communication) written works (especially in books or magazines)|
|Samples||He always took some reading matter with him on the plane.|
|Broader (hypernym)||piece of writing, writing, written material|
|Narrower (hyponym)||addendum, back matter, dictation, end matter, front matter, hard copy, postscript, prelims, recitation, soft copy, supplement, text, text, textual matter, typescript|
English verb: matter
|1.||matter (stative) have weight; have import, carry weight|
|Samples||It does not matter much.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
It ----s that CLAUSE
|Narrower (hyponym)||press, weigh|