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mat·ter

 (măt′ər)
n.
1. That which occupies space and has mass; physical substance.
2. A type of such substance: organic matter.
3. Discharge or waste, such as pus or feces, from a living organism.
4. Philosophy In Aristotelian and Scholastic use, that which is in itself undifferentiated and formless and which, as the subject of change and development, receives form and becomes substance.
5. The substance of thought or expression as opposed to the manner in which it is stated or conveyed.
6. A subject of concern, feeling, or action: matters of foreign policy; a personal matter. See Synonyms at subject.
7. Trouble or difficulty: What's the matter with your car?
8. An approximated quantity, amount, or extent: The construction will last a matter of years.
9. Something printed or otherwise set down in writing: reading matter.
intr.v. mat·tered, mat·ter·ing, mat·ters
To be of importance: "Love is most nearly itself / When here and now cease to matter" (T.S. Eliot).
Idioms:
as a matter of fact
In fact; actually.
for that matter
So far as that is concerned; as for that.
no matter
Regardless of: "Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take, / No matter where it's going" (Edna St. Vincent Millay).

[Middle English mater, from Old French matere, from Latin māteria, wood, timber, matter, from māter, mother (because the woody part was seen as the source of growth); see māter- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.no matter - in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks; "he carried on regardless of the difficulties"
Translations
لا يَهم، ليست مُشْكِلَه
to je jedno
lige meget
nem baj
sem skiptir ekki máli
to je jedno
önemli değil

matter

(ˈmӕtə) noun
1. solids, liquids and/or gases in any form, from which everything physical is made. The entire universe is made up of different kinds of matter.
2. a subject or topic (of discussion etc). a private matter; money matters.
3. pus. The wound was infected and full of matter.
verb
to be important. That car matters a great deal to him; It doesn't matter.
ˌmatter-of-ˈfact adjective
keeping to the actual facts; not fanciful, emotional or imaginative. a matter-of-fact account/statement/opinion/attitude.
be the matter (often with with)
to be the/a trouble, difficulty or thing that is wrong. Is anything the matter?; What's the matter with you?
a matter of course
something that one expects to happen, be done etc. You don't have to ask her – she'll do it as a matter of course.
a matter of opinion
something about which different people have different opinions or views. Whether she's clever or not is a matter of opinion.
no matter
it is not important. `He's not here.' `No matter, I'll see him later.'
no matter who/what/where etc
whoever, whatever, wherever etc. No matter what happens, I'll go.
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