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Definition 1: a thick flat pad used as a floor covering - [noun denoting artifact]

(mat is a kind of ...) a covering for a floor

(... is a kind of mat ) a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering

Definition 2: sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for mat in the sense of this definition

(mat is a kind of ...) equipment needed to participate in a particular sport

(... is a kind of mat ) the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete

"the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"

(... is a kind of mat ) a mat on which wrestling matches are conducted

Definition 3: a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it - [noun denoting artifact]

(mat is a kind of ...) a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort

(... is a kind of mat ) a small mat placed under a glass to protect a surface from condensation

(... is a kind of mat ) a small portable pad that provides traction for the ball of a computer mouse

(... is a kind of mat ) a mat serving as table linen for an individual place setting

Definition 4: mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for mat in the sense of this definition

(mat is a kind of ...) framework used for support or display

Definition 5: a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for mat in the sense of this definition

(mat is a kind of ...) lowest support of a structure

"it was built on a base of solid rock" "he stood at the foot of the tower"

Definition 6: the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for mat in the sense of this definition

(mat is a kind of ...) a lack of visual brightness

"the brightness of the orange sky was reflected in the dullness of the orange sea"

Definition 7: a master's degree in teaching - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for mat in the sense of this definition

(mat is a kind of ...) an academic degree higher than a bachelor's degree but lower than a doctor's degree

Definition 8: a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven - [noun denoting object]

Samples where mat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a mat of weeds and grass

(mat is a kind of ...) a body of matter without definite shape

"a huge ice mass"

Definition 9: change texture so as to become matted and felt-like - [verb of change]

Samples where mat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fabric felted up after several washes

Synonyms for mat in the sense of this definition

(mat is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 10: twist together or entwine into a confusing mass - [verb of contact]

Samples where mat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child entangled the cord

Synonyms for mat in the sense of this definition

(mat is a kind of ...) form into a spiral shape

"The cord is all twisted"

(... is a kind of mat ) mat together and make felt-like

"felt the wool"

(... is a kind of mat ) entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh

Definition 11: not reflecting light; not glossy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flat wall paint
  • a photograph with a matte finish

Synonyms for mat in the sense of this definition

(mat is similar to ...) emitting or reflecting very little light

"a dull glow" "dull silver badly in need of a polish" "a dull sky"

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