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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English matte, from Late Latin matta, from Punic or Phoenician (compare Hebrew מיטה \ מִטָּה (mitá, bed, couch)).

NounEdit

mat (plural mats)

 
a mat
  1. A flat piece of coarse material used for wiping one’s feet, or as a decorative or protective floor covering.
    Wipe your feet on the mat before coming in.
  2. A small flat piece of material used to protect a surface from anything hot or rough; a coaster.
    They put mats on the table during mealtimes.
  3. (athletics) A floor pad to protect athletes.
    The high jumper cleared the bar and landed safely on the mat.
  4. A thickly tangled mess.
    a mat of hair; a mat of weeds
  5. A thick paper or paperboard border used to inset and center the contents of a frame.
    the mat of a daguerreotype
  6. A thin layer of woven, non-woven, or knitted fiber that serves as reinforcement to a material.
  7. A thin surface layer; superficial cover.
    Iceland moss growing in a mat
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit
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VerbEdit

mat (third-person singular simple present mats, present participle matting, simple past and past participle matted)

  1. (transitive) To cover, protect or decorate with mats.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Evelyn to this entry?)
  2. (intransitive) To form a thick, tangled mess; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.
    • Dryden
      And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Compare matte.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

mat

  1. (coppersmithing) An alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc.; white metal.

Etymology 3Edit

A clipped form of matinee.

NounEdit

mat (plural mats)

  1. (dated slang) Abbreviation of matinee (performance at a theater).
    • 1898, The Hotel/Motor Hotel Monthly, Vol. 6, page 27:
      A gents' toilet room might be found in a house that caters for the cheaper class of theatrical patronage, where the slangy language of the "goin' to the mat this aft?" style prevails. A gents toilet room is not found in the Southern Hotel. It either "men's" or "gentlemen's".

Etymology 4Edit

A clipped form of material.

NounEdit

mat (plural mats)

  1. (video games, slang) A material or component needed for a crafting recipe.
    To make a luck potion, you need several rare herbs as mats.

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *mata, from pre-Albanian *mn̥to, from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to tower, stand out) (compare Welsh mynydd, Latin mōns, Avestan mati (mati)).

NounEdit

mat m

  1. shore
  2. river bank

BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *matis (compare Irish maith).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mat

  1. good

Related termsEdit

MutationEdit


CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Paneuropean word, from Persian شاه مات (šāh māt, the king died).

NounEdit

mat m

  1. checkmate

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch matte, borrowed from Latin matta. Cognates include English mat and German Matte.[1]

NounEdit

mat m, f (plural matten, diminutive matje n)

  1. rug, mat
  2. (hairstyle) mullet
Derived termsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch mat (checkmate), borrowed from Old French mat, borrowed from Persian شاه مات (šâh mât, the king is dead).[1] Cognate to English checkmate.

NounEdit

mat n (plural matten)

  1. checkmate
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Dutch mat, borrowed from Old French mat, from Latin mattus (depressed).[1] See also French mat (adjective).

AdjectiveEdit

mat (comparative matter, superlative matst)

  1. matte, not reflecting light
  2. dull, uninteresting
InflectionEdit
Inflection of mat
uninflected mat
inflected matte
comparative matter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial mat matter het matst
het matste
indefinite m./f. sing. matte mattere matste
n. sing. mat matter matste
plural matte mattere matste
definite matte mattere matste
partitive mats matters

VerbEdit

mat

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of matten
  2. imperative of matten

Etymology 4Edit

See Dutch meten.

VerbEdit

mat

  1. singular past indicative of meten

ReferencesEdit

  • mat” in Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal – Officiële Spelling, Nederlandse Taalunie. [the official spelling word list for the Dutch language]
  • Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

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EmilianEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

  • mât (Modenese, Reggiano)

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: mat

NounEdit

mat m (plural mat) (Mirandolese)

  1. insane

SynonymsEdit


FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the noun matur.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mat

  1. accusative singular of matur.

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Probably from Latin mattus, which is from madere; see Italian matto.[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mat (feminine singular mate, masculine plural mats, feminine plural mates)

  1. matt
  2. pale

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of the French expression échec et mat, from Persian شاه مات (shah mat, the king is ambushed).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mat (feminine singular mate, masculine plural mats, feminine plural mates)

  1. checkmated

NounEdit

mat m (plural mats)

  1. checkmate

ReferencesEdit

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Picoche, Jacqueline; Jean-Claude Rolland (2009), “mat”, in Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert

AnagramsEdit

Further readingEdit


GaulishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *matis (compare Welsh and Breton mad, Cornish mas).

AdjectiveEdit

mat

  1. good

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

mat

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐍄

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mat n (genitive singular mats, nominative plural möt)

  1. (usually uncountable) evaluation

DeclensionEdit


LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

mat

  1. rafsi of mapti.

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German mit, from Proto-Germanic *midi. Cognate with German mit, Dutch met, West Frisian mei, Icelandic með.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

mat

  1. with

AntonymsEdit


MaricopaEdit

NounEdit

mat

  1. earth

Molise CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Serbo-Croatian mati.

NounEdit

mat f

  1. mother

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ivica Peša Matracki and Nada Županović Filipin (2014), Changes in the System of Oblique Cases in Molise Croatian Dialect.
  • Walter Breu and Giovanni Piccoli (2000), Dizionario croato molisano di Acquaviva Collecroce: Dizionario plurilingue della lingua slava della minoranza di provenienza dalmata di Acquaviva Collecroce in Provincia di Campobasso (Parte grammaticale).

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /maːt/, [mɑːt̻]

Rhymes: -aːt

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse matr. Cognates include: Danish mad, Swedish mat, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐍄𐍃 (mats), Old English mete (English meat).[1]

NounEdit

mat m (definite singular maten, uncountable)

  1. food
Related termsEdit
Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

mat

  1. imperative of mate

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alf Torp, "Nynorsk Etymologisk Ordbok", Oslo 1992 (reprint), ISBN 82-90520-17-4

Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse matr.

NounEdit

mat m (definite singular maten, uncountable)

  1. food

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mat m (oblique and nominative feminine singular mate)

  1. checkmated; in checkmate

Old IrishEdit

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic مَات (māt), from Persian شاه مات (šâh mât).

NounEdit

mat m anim

  1. checkmate
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Dutch maat.

NounEdit

mat m pers

  1. mate (a ship's officer)
  2. mate (in naval ranks, a non-commissioned officer)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from German matt.

NounEdit

mat m inan

  1. matt, matte, dull colour or surface
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

mat

  1. Genitive plural form of mata

RomanschEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin marītus.

NounEdit

mat m

  1. boy

SlovakEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic [Term?], from Persian شاه مات (šâh mât, the king is dead).

NounEdit

mat m (genitive singular matu, nominative plural maty, genitive plural matov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. The final move in a chess game, the checkmate.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • mat in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SwedishEdit