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Pronunciation : Mat
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. Matte.]
Definition : Defn: A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal. [Written also matt.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Mat
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [OF. See 4th Mate.]
Definition : Defn: Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain. [Obs.] When he saw them so piteous and so maat. Chaucer.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Mat
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [AS. matt, meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of rushes.]
Definition : 1. A fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the floor of a hall or room, and for other purposes.

2. Any similar fabric for various uses, as for covering plant houses, putting beneath dishes or lamps on a table, securing rigging from friction, and the like.

3. Anything growing thickly, or closely interwoven, so as to resemble a mat in form or texture; as, a mat of weeds; a mat of hair.

4. An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal, etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture; as, the mat of a daguerreotype. Mat grass. (Bot.) (a) A low, tufted, European grass (Nardus stricta). (b) Same as Matweed. -- Mat rush (Bot.), a kind of rush (Scirpus lacustris) used in England for making mats.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Mat
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To cover or lay with mats. Evelyn.

2. To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle. And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair. Dryden.

t. [imp. & p. p. Matted; p. pr. & vb. n. Matting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Mat
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To grow thick together; to become interwoven or felted together like a mat.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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