matting


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mat·ting 1

 (măt′ĭng)
n.
1.
a. Material formed into or considered as a mat: The forest floor had a thick matting of pine needles.
b. A coarsely woven fabric used for covering floors and similar purposes.
2. The activity of making mats.

mat·ting 2

 (măt′ĭng)
n.
1. A dull surface or finish.
2. The process of dulling a surface, as of metal.

matting

(ˈmætɪŋ)
n
1. (Textiles) a coarsely woven fabric, usually made of a natural fibre such as straw or hemp and used as a floor covering, packing material, etc
2. the act or process of making mats
3. material for mats

matting

(ˈmætɪŋ)
n
1. (Art Terms) another word for mat21
2. the process of producing a mat finish

mat•ting1

(ˈmæt ɪŋ)

n.
2. material for mats.
3. mats collectively.
[1675–85]

mat•ting2

(ˈmæt ɪŋ)

n.
a dull slightly roughened surface.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matting - a covering of coarse fabric (usually of straw or hemp)matting - a covering of coarse fabric (usually of straw or hemp)
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
2.matting - mounting consisting of a border or background for a picturematting - mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
mounting - framework used for support or display
Translations
مادَّة لِصُنْع الحُصُر
rohožovina
måttemateriale
gyékényfonat
mottuefni
materiál na rohože

matting

[ˈmætɪŋ] Nestera f

matting

[ˈmætɪŋ] n (= mats) → natte f
rush matting → natte de jonc

matting

nMatten pl; (= material)Mattenmaterial nt

matting

[ˈmætɪŋ] nstuoia

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.
References in classic literature ?
On the floor was a fresh matting, covered with a rug or two; and on the walls hung a few tasteful pictures.
The windows were hung with curtains of rose-colored and white muslin, the floor was spread with a matting which had been ordered in Paris, to a pattern of his own device, having round it a border of rose-buds and leaves, and a centre-piece with full-flown roses.
There was a candle burning just outside, and on the matting in the gallery.
She heard something rustling on the matting and when she looked down she saw a little snake gliding along and watching her with eyes like jewels.
The high ceiling, once finely carved and gilt, was foul with dirt and cobwebs; the naked walls at either end of the room were stained with damp; and the cold of the marble floor struck through the narrow strip of matting laid down, parallel with the windows, as a foot-path for passengers across the wilderness of the room.
But round the throat of the still-born babe I tied a string of fibre as though I had strangled it, and wrapped it loosely in a piece of matting.
Smilash, bareheaded, without a coat, his corduroy vest and trousers heavy with rain; a rough-looking, middle-aged man, poorly dressed like a shepherd, wet as Smilash, with the expression, piteous, patient, and desperate, of one hard driven by ill-fortune, and at the end of his resources; two little children, a boy and a girl, almost naked, cowering under an old sack that had served them as an umbrella; and, lying on the settee where the two men had laid it, a heap of wretched wearing apparel, sacking, and rotten matting, with Smilash's coat and sou'wester, the whole covering a bundle which presently proved to be an exhausted woman with a tiny infant at her breast.
Nagaina was coiled up on the matting by Teddy's chair, within easy striking distance of Teddy's bare leg, and she was swaying to and fro, singing a song of triumph.
He had picked up every crumb that had been left from his former meals, and was beginning to eat the matting which covered the floor of his cell.
The latter had embrasures, and the overseer of the works called successively men who, with cords, tied the saucissons and cut the lozenges and right angles of turfs destined to retain the matting of the embrasures.
These are placed in dry situations, and again covered with matting.
The greatest part of the room along its whole length was covered with matting and had nothing else but a long, narrow leather-upholstered bench fixed to the wall.