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Webster 1913 Edition


Matting

Mat′ting

,
Noun.
[From
Mat
,
Verb.
T.
&
I.
]
1.
The act of interweaving or tangling together so as to make a mat; the process of becoming matted.
2.
Mats, in general, or collectively; mat work; a matlike fabric, for use in covering floors, packing articles, and the like; a kind of carpeting made of straw, etc.
3.
Materials for mats.
4.
An ornamental border. See 3d
Mat
, 4.

Mat′ting

,
Noun.
[See
Matte
.]
A dull, lusterless surface in certain of the arts, as gilding, metal work, glassmaking, etc.

Definition 2022


matting

matting

English

Noun

matting (countable and uncountable, plural mattings)

  1. mats, a collection of ground coverings
    • 1846, Herman Melville, Typee
      His departure oppressed me with melancholy, and, re-entering the dwelling, I threw myself almost in despair upon the matting of the floor.
  2. coarse fabric, of the kind used to make mats
    • c. 1771 James Cook, First Voyage Round the World
      ... the sails are of Matting and are made narrow at the head and Square at the foot,...
      Besides Cloth they [Tahitians] make several different sorts of matting, both better and finer than any we have in Europe; the stuff they make it on is the Produce of the Palm tree.
  3. a dull surface, often used for surrounding pictures; matte

Verb

matting

  1. present participle of mat