matter

  • 1 Matter — • Taking the term in its widest sense, matter signifies that out of which anything is made or composed Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Matter     Matter      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 matter — mat·ter n 1: a subject of consideration, disagreement, or litigation: as a: a legal case, dispute, or issue a matter within the court s jurisdiction often used in titles of legal proceedings matter of Doe see also in re b …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Matter — Mat ter, n. [OE. matere, F. mati[ e]re, fr. L. materia; perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. {Mother}, {Madeira}, {Material}.] 1. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 matter — n 1 Matter, substance, material, stuff are comparable when they mean what goes into the makeup or forms the being of a thing whether physical or not. In the relevant sense matter basically denotes that of which all physical objects are made, but… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 matter — ► NOUN 1) physical substance or material in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses mass. 2) an affair or situation under consideration; a topic. 3) (the matter) the reason for a problem. 4) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 matter — [mat′ər] n. [ME matiere < OFr < L materia, material, stuff, wood (< base of mater, MOTHER1), orig., the growing trunk of a tree] 1. what a thing is made of; constituent substance or material 2. what all (material) things are made of;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Matter — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Bernhard Matter (1821–1854), Schweizer Krimineller, erwähnt in einem Lied von Mani Matter Franz Matter (1931–1999), Schweizer Schauspieler und Regisseur Herbert Matter (1907–1984), Schweizer Fotograf und… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 8 matter — [n1] substance amount, being, body, constituents, corporeality, corporeity, element, entity, individual, material, materialness, object, phenomenon, physical world, protoplasm, quantity, stuff, substantiality, sum, thing; concepts 407,433,470 Ant …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 Matter — Mat ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Mattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mattering}.] 1. To be of importance; to import; to signify. [1913 Webster] It matters not how they were called. Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Matter — Mat ter, v. t. To regard as important; to take account of; to care for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He did not matter cold nor hunger. H. Brooke. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Matter — Matter, Jacques, geb. 1791 zu Alteckendorf im Elsaß, wurde 1819 Professor der Geschichte in Strasburg, 1821 Gymnasialdirector u. Professor der Geschichte an der dortigen protestantischen Akademie, 1831 Inspector der Akademie u. 1832… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 Matter — Matter, Jacques, philosophischer Schriftsteller, geb. 31. März 1791 zu Alteckendorf im Elsaß, gest. 23. Juni 1864 in Straßburg, ward 1832 Generalinspektor der Universität in Paris und 1845 aller Bibliotheken Frankreichs, 1846 Professor am… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 Matter — Matter, Jakob, ein um die Vermittlung der französ. mit der deutschen Literatur und Bildung hochverdienter gelehrter Schriftsteller, geb. 1791 zu Alt Eckendorf im Elsaß, löste 1817 zu Paris eine Preisfrage über die alexandrin. Schule, wurde 1819… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 14 matter — Matter, et desconfire un homme, Vincere. Il te mattera, Ad incitas rediget te. Bud. ex Plaut …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 15 Matter — This article is about the concept in the physical sciences. For other uses, see Matter (disambiguation). Matter is a general term for the substance of which all physical objects consist.[1][2] Typically, matter includes atoms and other particles… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 matter — mat|ter1 W1S1 [ˈmætə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(SUBJECT/SITUATION)¦ 2 matters 3¦(MATERIAL)¦ 4 as a matter of fact 5 what s the matter?/something s the matter/nothing s the matter etc 6.) the truth/fact of the matter is (that) 7 for that matter 8 be… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 matter — [[t]mæ̱tə(r)[/t]] ♦ matters, mattering, mattered 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A matter is a task, situation, or event which you have to deal with or think about, especially one that involves problems. It was clear that she wanted to discuss some… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 matter — 1 noun SUBJECT/SITUATION 1 (C) a subject or situation that you have to think about or deal with: You do realize this is a serious matter, don t you? | He wasn t particularly interested in financial matters. | a matter of importance/concern/regret …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 matter — I n. affair 1) to pursue, take up a matter 2) to arrange; clear up, settle, straighten out; complicate; simplify matters 3) to give a matter (attention, thought) (we have given this matter considerable thought) 4) to not mince matters (she never… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 matter — mat|ter1 [ mætər ] noun *** ▸ 1 something being dealt with ▸ 2 problem/bad situation ▸ 3 situation that someone is in ▸ 4 substance ▸ 5 when time is short ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count something that you are discussing, considering, or dealing with:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English