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Matter meaning

matter - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. that which has mass and occupies space; " an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter"
  2. 2. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the constituent elements of conception; that into which a notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the embodiment.
  3. 3. That of which the sensible universe and all existent bodies are composed; anything which has extension, occupies space, or is perceptible by the senses; body; substance.
  4. 4. That with regard to, or about which, anything takes place or is done; the thing aimed at, treated of, or treated; subject of action, discussion, consideration, feeling, complaint, legal action, or the like; theme.
  5. 5. That which one has to treat, or with which one has to do; concern; affair; business.
  6. 6. Inducing cause or occasion, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing; difficulty; trouble.
  7. 7. Substance excreted from living animal bodies; that which is thrown out or discharged in a tumor, boil, or abscess; pus; purulent substance.
  8. 8. Written manuscript, or anything to be set in type; copy; also, type set up and ready to be used, or which has been used, in printing.
  9. 9. To be of importance; to import; to signify.
  10. 10. To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.
  11. 11. To regard as important; to take account of; to care for.
  12. 12. Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence; importance; significance; moment; - chiefly in the phrases what matter ? no matter, and the like.
  13. 13. Amount; quantity; portion; space; - often indefinite.
  14. 14. That which is permanent, or is supposed to be given, and in or upon which changes are effected by psychological or physical processes and relations; - opposed to form.
  15. 15. Substance of which bodies are composed; subject; affair; importance; pus.
  16. 16. To be of consequence; signify.

matter - examples of usage

  1. There's nothing the matter with me. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. You know of the matter. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. What is the matter, Mr. Tulipson? - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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