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MAT

abbr.
Master of Arts in Teaching

mat 1

 (măt)
n.
1. A flat piece of coarse fabric or other material used for wiping one's shoes or feet, or in various other forms as a floor covering.
2. A small flat piece of decorated material placed under a lamp, dish of food, or other object.
3. Sports A floor pad to protect athletes, as in wrestling or gymnastics.
4. A densely woven or thickly tangled mass: a mat of hair.
5. The solid part of a lace design.
6. A heavy woven net of rope or wire cable placed over a blasting site to keep debris from scattering.
v. mat·ted, mat·ting, mats
v.tr.
1. To cover, protect, or decorate with mats or a mat.
2. To pack or interweave into a thick mass: High winds matted the leaves against the base of the fence.
v.intr.
To be packed or interwoven into a thick mass; become entangled.

[Middle English matte, from Old English matta, meatte, from Late Latin matta, of Phoenician origin; see nṭy in Semitic roots.]

mat 2

 (măt)
n.
1. A decorative border placed around a picture to serve as a frame or provide contrast between the picture and the frame.
2. also matte
a. A dull, often rough finish, as of paint, glass, metal, or paper.
b. A special tool for producing such a surface or finish.
3. Printing See matrix.
tr.v. mat·ted, mat·ting, mats
1. To put a mat around (a picture).
2. To produce a dull finish on.
adj.
Variant of matte1.

[From French, dull, from Old French, defeated, withered, perhaps from Latin mattus, stupefied, senseless, possibly from *maditus, past participle of madēre, to be wet.]

mat

(mæt)
n
1. a thick flat piece of fabric used as a floor covering, a place to wipe one's shoes, etc
2. a smaller pad of material used to protect a surface from the heat, scratches, etc, of an object placed upon it
3. (General Sporting Terms) a large piece of thick padded material put on the floor as a surface for wrestling, judo, or gymnastic sports
4. (Clothing & Fashion) NZ a Māori cloak
5. go back to the mat NZ to abandon urban civilization
6. any surface or mass that is densely interwoven or tangled: a mat of grass and weeds.
7. (Knitting & Sewing) the solid part of a lace design
8. (Civil Engineering)
a. a heavy net of cable or rope laid over a blasting site to prevent the scatter of debris
b. a heavy mesh of reinforcement in a concrete slab
c. (esp US) a steel or concrete raft serving as a footing to support a post
9. (Civil Engineering) civil engineering short for mattress3
vb, mats, matting or matted
10. to tangle or weave or become tangled or woven into a dense mass
11. (tr) to cover with a mat or mats
[Old English matte; related to Old High German matta]
ˈmatless adj

mat

(mæt)
n
1. (Art Terms) a border of cardboard, cloth, etc, placed around a picture to act as a frame or as a contrast between picture and frame
2. a surface, as on metal or paint
adj
having a dull, lustreless, or roughened surface
vb (tr) , mats, matting or matted
3. (Art Terms) to furnish (a picture) with a mat
4. to give (a surface) a mat finish
Also (for senses 2, 4): matt
[C17: from French, literally: dead; see checkmate]

mat

(mæt)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing informal short for matrix5

mat1

(mæt)

n., v. mat•ted, mat•ting. n.
1. a piece of fabric, as of plaited or woven fiber, used on a floor or other surface as a covering.
2. a smaller piece of material set under an object, as a dish.
3. a thick pad placed on a floor to protect wrestlers, tumblers, and gymnasts.
4. a thick tangled mass, as of hair or weeds.
v.t.
5. to cover with or as if with mats or matting.
6. to form into a mat, as by interweaving.
v.i.
7. to form tangled masses.
8. go to the mat, to support or defend a person or cause with vigor and determination.
[before 900; < Late Latin matta mat of rushes < Semitic]
mat′less, adj.

mat2

(mæt)

n., v. mat•ted, mat•ting. n.
1. material serving as a frame or border for a picture.
v.t.
2. to provide (a picture) with a mat.
[1835–40; appar. mat1, influenced by matte]

mat3

(mæt)

adj., n., v. mat•ted, mat•ting.

mat4

(mæt)

n.
[1920–25; shortened form of matrix]

M.A.T.

Master of Arts in Teaching.

mat


Past participle: matted
Gerund: matting

Imperative
mat
mat
Present
I mat
you mat
he/she/it mats
we mat
you mat
they mat
Preterite
I matted
you matted
he/she/it matted
we matted
you matted
they matted
Present Continuous
I am matting
you are matting
he/she/it is matting
we are matting
you are matting
they are matting
Present Perfect
I have matted
you have matted
he/she/it has matted
we have matted
you have matted
they have matted
Past Continuous
I was matting
you were matting
he/she/it was matting
we were matting
you were matting
they were matting
Past Perfect
I had matted
you had matted
he/she/it had matted
we had matted
you had matted
they had matted
Future
I will mat
you will mat
he/she/it will mat
we will mat
you will mat
they will mat
Future Perfect
I will have matted
you will have matted
he/she/it will have matted
we will have matted
you will have matted
they will have matted
Future Continuous
I will be matting
you will be matting
he/she/it will be matting
we will be matting
you will be matting
they will be matting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been matting
you have been matting
he/she/it has been matting
we have been matting
you have been matting
they have been matting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been matting
you will have been matting
he/she/it will have been matting
we will have been matting
you will have been matting
they will have been matting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been matting
you had been matting
he/she/it had been matting
we had been matting
you had been matting
they had been matting
Conditional
I would mat
you would mat
he/she/it would mat
we would mat
you would mat
they would mat
Past Conditional
I would have matted
you would have matted
he/she/it would have matted
we would have matted
you would have matted
they would have matted

mat


Past participle: matted
Gerund: matting

Imperative
mat
mat
Present
I mat
you mat
he/she/it mats
we mat
you mat
they mat
Preterite
I matted
you matted
he/she/it matted
we matted
you matted
they matted
Present Continuous
I am matting
you are matting
he/she/it is matting
we are matting
you are matting
they are matting
Present Perfect
I have matted
you have matted
he/she/it has matted
we have matted
you have matted
they have matted
Past Continuous
I was matting
you were matting
he/she/it was matting
we were matting
you were matting
they were matting
Past Perfect
I had matted
you had matted
he/she/it had matted
we had matted
you had matted
they had matted
Future
I will mat
you will mat
he/she/it will mat
we will mat
you will mat
they will mat
Future Perfect
I will have matted
you will have matted
he/she/it will have matted
we will have matted
you will have matted
they will have matted
Future Continuous
I will be matting
you will be matting
he/she/it will be matting
we will be matting
you will be matting
they will be matting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been matting
you have been matting
he/she/it has been matting
we have been matting
you have been matting
they have been matting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been matting
you will have been matting
he/she/it will have been matting
we will have been matting
you will have been matting
they will have been matting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been matting
you had been matting
he/she/it had been matting
we had been matting
you had been matting
they had been matting
Conditional
I would mat
you would mat
he/she/it would mat
we would mat
you would mat
they would mat
Past Conditional
I would have matted
you would have matted
he/she/it would have matted
we would have matted
you would have matted
they would have matted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mat - a thick flat pad used as a floor coveringmat - a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
welcome mat, doormat - a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering
floor cover, floor covering - a covering for a floor
2.mat - mounting consisting of a border or background for a picturemat - mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
mounting - framework used for support or display
3.mat - sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sportsmat - sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
canvas, canvass - the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"
sports equipment - equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
wrestling mat - a mat on which wrestling matches are conducted
4.mat - a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven; "a mat of weeds and grass"
mass - a body of matter without definite shape; "a huge ice mass"
5.mat - a master's degree in teachingMAT - a master's degree in teaching  
master's degree - an academic degree higher than a bachelor's degree but lower than a doctor's degree
6.mat - the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
dullness - a lack of visual brightness; "the brightness of the orange sky was reflected in the dullness of the orange sea"
7.mat - a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
drip mat - a small mat placed under a glass to protect a surface from condensation
mouse mat, mousepad - a small portable pad that provides traction for the ball of a computer mouse
pad - a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
place mat - a mat serving as table linen for an individual place setting
Verb1.mat - twist together or entwine into a confusing massmat - twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"
distort, twine, twist - form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
felt - mat together and make felt-like; "felt the wool"
enmesh, ensnarl, mesh - entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh
2.mat - change texture so as to become matted and felt-likemat - change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
Adj.1.mat - not reflecting lightmat - not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"
dull - emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"

mat

noun
1. table mat, coaster, place mat, doily, beer mat The food is served on polished tables with mats.
2. carpet, runner, rug, doormat, hearthrug There was a letter on the mat.
3. mass, shock, cluster, tangle, knot, mop, thatch, mane the thick mat of sandy hair on his chest

mat

also matte
adjective
Lacking gloss and luster:
Translations
podložkarohožkrytina
måtte=-måttedækkeserviet
pieni matto
podložak
motta
マット
매트
demblyspatiesalasplaušaisuveltas
kājslauķissedziņa
krytina
blazinapodstavekpredpražnikpreproga
matta
แผ่นรอง
miếng vải lót cốc

MAT

N ABBR =machine-assisted translationTAO f

mat

1 [mæt]
A. N
1. (on floor) → estera f, esterilla f (also doormat) → felpudo m
2. (also tablemat) → (mantel m) individual m; (in centre of table) → salvamanteles m inv
B. VTenmarañar
C. VIenmarañarse

mat

[ˈmæt]
n
(= small rug) → natte f
He unrolled his mat and sat down on it → Il déroula sa natte et s'assit dessus.
(for camping, gym)tapis m de sol
(also doormat) → paillasson m
(also table mat) → set m de table
adj = matt

mat

1
nMatte f; (= door mat)Fußmatte f; (on table) → Untersetzer m; (of cloth)Deckchen nt; (of hair)Gewirr nt; to go to the mat for somebody (US) → sich für jdn auf einen Streit einlassen; to go to the mat to do something (US) → einen Streit riskieren, um etw zu tun
vt the sea-water had matted his hairdurch das Salzwasser waren seine Haare verfilzt geworden
viverfilzen

mat

1 [mæt] n (on floor) → tappetino; (of straw) → stuoia (also doormat) → zerbino, stoino; (on table) → tovaglietta all'americana

mat

(mӕt) noun
a flat piece of material (rushes, rubber, carpet, cork etc) for wiping shoes on, covering a floor, or various other purposes. Wipe your shoes on the doormat; a table mat.
ˈmatted adjective
in a thick untidy mess. matted hair.
ˈmatting noun
a material used for making mats. coconut matting.

mat

مَفْرَشُ الْطَاوِلَةِ podložka måtte Matte χαλάκι εξώπορτας esterilla pieni matto tapis podložak zerbino マット 매트 placemat matte mata capacho коврик matta แผ่นรอง paspas miếng vải lót cốc 席子
References in classic literature ?
Just before school closed, Jo appeared, wearing a grim expression as she stalked up to the desk, and delivered a letter from her mother, then collected Amy's property, and departed, carefully scraping the mud from her boots on the door mat, as if she shook that dust of the place off her feet.
I sat down on the side of the bed, and commenced thinking about this head-peddling harpooneer, and his door mat.
Now, with elated step, they pace the planks in twos and threes, and humorously discourse of parlors, sofas, carpets, and fine cambrics; propose to mat the deck; think of having hangings to the top; object not to taking tea by moonlight on the piazza of the forecastle.
A very heavy mat of sandy hair, in a decidedly tousled condition, and a beard of some days' growth, gave the worthy man an appearance, to say the least, not particularly prepossessing.
and the packet landed exactly as it was intended, on the corn husk mat in front of the screen door.
Frank Churchill was so extremely and there was a mat to step uponI shall never forget his extreme politeness.
Thence a narrow passage led into the hall: in crossing it, I perceived my sandal was loose; I stopped to tie it, kneeling down for that purpose on the mat at the foot of the staircase.
He was donned in his Sunday garments, with his most sanctimonious and sourest face, and, holding his hat in one hand, and his stick in the other, he proceeded to clean his shoes on the mat.
No sounds but the steady ticking of the clock, and the lumpish snoring of a large dog stretched on a mat outside the dining-room door, disturbed the mysterious morning stillness of hall and staircase.
I thought he never would have done wiping his feet, and that I must have gone out to lift him off the mat, but at last he came in.
Then I took him and wrapped him up in my bundle of medicines, and outside of all I rolled a mat of plaited grass.
I remember the same objection being made to a set of sable functionaries, whom my friend, Mat Lewis, introduced as the guards and mischief-doing satellites of the wicked Baron, in his Castle Spectre.