EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
a doormat (1)
 
a beer mat or coaster (2)
 
a yoga mat

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

NounEdit

mat (plural mats)

  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 weeds
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt
      But to return to where we left her, I see her still, propped up in a kind of stupor against one of the walls in which this wretched edifice abounds, her long grey greasy hair framing in its cowl of scrofulous mats a face where pallor, languor, hunger, acne, recent dirt, immemorial chagrin and surplus hair seemed to dispute the mastery.
  5. A thin layer of woven, non-woven, or knitted fiber that serves as reinforcement to a material.
  6. 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.
  2. (intransitive) To form a thick, tangled mess; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.
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.

Etymology 5Edit

NounEdit

mat (plural mats)

  1. Alternative spelling of matte (decorative border around a picture)
    the mat of a daguerreotype

Etymology 6Edit

NounEdit

mat (plural mats)

  1. (printing) Short for matrix.

Etymology 7Edit

AdjectiveEdit

mat

  1. Alternative form of matte (not reflecting light)
    • 2013, K. A. Spencer, Agromyzidae (Diptera) of Economic Importance (page 264)
      Frons mat black, orbits slightly paler, more greyish; mesonotum distinctly mat, greyish-black, but with some subshine; []

AnagramsEdit


AinuEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mat (Kana spelling マッ)

  1. (mainly in compounds) woman, female
  2. wife

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • (woman): okkayo (man)
  • (wife): hoku (husband)

Derived termsEdit


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)).[1]

NounEdit

mat m (indefinite plural mate, definite singular mati, definite plural matet)

  1. seacoast
  2. riverbank
  3. sandy shore, sandy beach

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “mat”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 247

Atong (India)Edit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Garo mat/Garo mat-. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

mat

  1. wild animal

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mat

  1. good

Related termsEdit

MutationEdit


CatalanEdit

NounEdit

mat m (plural mats)

  1. checkmate

Derived termsEdit


CzechEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mat m

  1. checkmate

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • mat in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • mat in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mat (neuter mat, plural and definite singular attributive matte)

  1. dull, not shiny
  2. tired

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. rug, mat
  2. (hairstyle, chiefly diminutive) mullet
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Papiamentu: mat

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
Derived termsEdit

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)

AnagramsEdit


EmilianEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

  • mât (Modenese, Reggiano)

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: mat

NounEdit

mat m (plural mat) (Mirandola)

  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

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

AnagramsEdit

Further readingEdit


GaroEdit

NounEdit

mat

  1. squirrel

PrefixEdit

mat

  1. prefix for mammals

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

mat

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐍄

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

mat n (genitive singular mats, nominative plural möt)

  1. (usually uncountable) evaluation
DeclensionEdit
Related termsEdit
  • meta (to evaluate)

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

mat

  1. inflection of matur:
    1. indefinite accusative singular
    2. indefinite dative singular

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


MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortening of Ahmad or Muhammad, two common Malay names.

NounEdit

mat (plural mat-mat, informal 1st possessive matku, impolite 2nd possessive matmu, 3rd possessive matnya)

  1. (colloquial, slang) a certain person; a fellow; a dude.
  2. (colloquial, slang) a John Doe.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


MaricopaEdit

NounEdit

mat

  1. earth

MarshalleseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Micronesian *masu, from Proto-Oceanic *masuʀ, contraction of Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *mabosuʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bəsuʀ, from Proto-Austronesian *bəsuʀ. Cognate with Tongan mahu (abound in food).

AdjectiveEdit

mat

  1. full (after eating), satiated

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

mat

  1. cooked

ReferencesEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

mat

  1. Alternative form of matte

Northern SamiEdit

PronounEdit

mat

  1. nominative plural of mii

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
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

mat

  1. imperative of mate

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Torp, Alf (1919) Nynorsk Etymologisk Ordbok, Oslo: H. Aschehoug and Co. (W. Nygaard)

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

VerbEdit

mat

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive of masu

PaipaiEdit

NounEdit

mat

  1. land

PolishEdit

 
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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

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

mat f

  1. genitive plural of mata

Further readingEdit

  • mat in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • mat in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French mat.

AdjectiveEdit

mat m or n (feminine singular mată, masculine plural mați, feminine and neuter plural mate)

  1. matte

DeclensionEdit


RomanschEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin marītus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mat m

  1. boy

SemaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Aslian *mat, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *mat (eye). Cognate with Khmer មាត់ (mŏət), Mon မတ် (mòt), Vietnamese mắt, Car Nicobarese mat.

NounEdit

mat [1]

  1. eye

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Basrim bin Ngah Aching (2008) Kamus Engròq Semay – Engròq Malaysia, Kamus Bahasa Semai – Bahasa Malaysia, Bangi: Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

SlavomolisanoEdit

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).

SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَاتَ(māta) in Persian شاه مات(šâh mât, the king is dead).

PronunciationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • mat in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

AnagramsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English mat.

NounEdit

mat m (plural mats)

  1. mat (for exercise)

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse matr, from Proto-Germanic *matiz, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂d-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mat c

  1. food

DeclensionEdit

Declension of mat 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative mat maten
Genitive mats matens

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English mat.

NounEdit

mat

  1. sitting or sleeping mat

VolapükEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mat (nominative plural mats)

  1. marriage, wedlock, matrimony

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit