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Webster 1913 Edition


Mat

Mat

(măt)
,
Noun.
[Cf.
Matte
.]
A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal.
[Written also
matt
.]

Mat

,
Adj.
[OF. See 4th
Mate
.]
Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain.
[Obs.]
When he saw them so piteous and so
maat
.
Chaucer.
3.
Anything growing thickly, or closely interwoven, so as to resemble a mat in form or texture;
as, a
mat
of weeds; a
mat
of hair.
4.
An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal, etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture;
as, the
mat
of a daguerreotype
.
Mat grass
.
(Bot.)
(a)
A low, tufted, European grass (
Nardus stricta
)
.
(b)
Same as
Matweed
.
Mat rush
(Bot.)
,
a kind of rush (
Scirpus lacustris
) used in England for making mats.

Mat

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Matted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Matting
.]
1.
To cover or lay with mats.
Evelyn.
2.
To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.
And o’er his eyebrows hung his
matted
hair.
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Mat

MAT

,
Noun.
[L. matta.]
1.
A texture of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, or other material, to be laid on a floor for cleaning the boots and shoes of those who enter a house, and for other purposes.
2.
A web of rope-yard, used in ships to secure the standing rigging from the friction of the yards, &c.

MAT

,
Verb.
T.
To cover or lay with mats.
1.
To twist together; to interweave like a mat; to entangle.
And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair.
2.
To press together; to lay flat; as matted grass.

Definition 2022


mât

mât

See also: Appendix:Variations of "mat"

Emilian

Alternative forms

  • mat (Mirandolese)

Noun

mât m (plural mât) (Modenese, Reggiano)

  1. insane

Synonyms

  • matùs (Carpigiano)

French

Etymology

From Middle French mast, from Old French mast, from Old Frankish *mast, from Proto-Germanic *mastaz, from Proto-Indo-European *mastos, *mazdos. More at mast.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɑ/

Noun

mât m (plural mâts)

  1. (nautical) mast
  2. flagstaff

Derived terms

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Norman

Etymology

From Old French mast, from Old Norse mastr.

Noun

mât m (plural mâts)

  1. (Jersey, nautical) mast

Derived terms