Webster 1913 Edition
The act of interweaving or tangling together so as to make a mat; the process of becoming matted.
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.
Materials for mats.
An ornamental border. See 3d
A dull, lusterless surface in certain of the arts, as gilding, metal work, glassmaking, etc.