Dictionary Results for material|
1. material - noun
· the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
2. material - noun
· information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form; "the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"
Hypernym(s): information, info
3. material - noun
· artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Synonym(s): fabric, cloth, textile
Hypernym(s): artifact, artefact
4. material - noun
· things needed for doing or making something; "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"
5. material - noun
· a person judged suitable for admission or employment; "he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"
Hypernym(s): applicant, applier
6. material - adjective
· concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"
7. material - adjective
· derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe"
8. material - adjective
· directly relevant to a matter especially a law case; "his support made a material difference"; "evidence material to the issue at hand"; "facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts"; "a material witness"
9. material - adjective
· concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being; "material needs"; "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"- T.Roosevelt
10. material - adjective
· having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett
11. material - adjective
· having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "The wind was violent and felt substantial enough to lean against"
Synonym(s): substantial, real
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