See also: Matt, mAtt, mätt, mått, and Matt.

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

matt (comparative more matt, superlative most matt)

  1. (chiefly British spelling) alternative spelling of matte
    • 2009, Michael Marshall, Bad Things, →ISBN, page 250:
      Outside the sky was low and hard and cold, with a matt texture I recognized from when I'd lived around here.

NounEdit

matt (plural matts)

  1. (film) Alternative spelling of matte (background, often painted or created with computers)
  2. Alternative spelling of mat (an alloy in coppersmithing)

EstonianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German matte, from Late Latin matta.

NounEdit

matt (genitive mati, partitive matti)

  1. mat (small rug)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From German matt.

AdjectiveEdit

matt (genitive mati, partitive matti, comparative matim, superlative kõige matim)

  1. matte (dull)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Ultimately from Persian شاه مات(šâh mât).

NounEdit

matt (genitive mati, partitive matti)

  1. (chess) checkmate
DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • matt in Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat

ReferencesEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mat/
  • Rhymes: -at
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AdjectiveEdit

matt (strong nominative masculine singular matter, comparative matter, superlative am mattesten)

  1. dull (not shiny)
  2. exhausted, weak, feeble (not lively, vigorous, energetic)
    • 1903, Fanny zu Reventlow, Ellen Olestjerne, in Franziska Gräfin zu Reventlow: Gesammelte Werke, Albert Langen, page 624:
      Während der langen Heimfahrt senkte sich allmählich eine matte Stimmung über die sonst so unermüdlich frohe Gesellschaft.
      During the long trip home, gradually a feeble mood came down on the otherwise so tirelessly cheery group.

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Polish: mat

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • matt” in Duden online
  • matt” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

LivonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *matadak.

VerbEdit

matt

  1. (Salaca) creep

LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

matt (masculine matten, neuter matt, comparative méi matt, superlative am mattsten)

  1. matte, dull, wan
  2. feeble, weary

DeclensionEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

matt

  1. Alternative form of mat (checkmate)

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

matt

  1. Alternative form of mat (tired)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French mat and German matt.

AdjectiveEdit

matt (neuter singular matt, definite singular and plural matte, comparative mattere, indefinite superlative mattest, definite superlative matteste)

  1. (colour) dull, matt
  2. weak, feeble, listless
  3. (chess) checkmated
  4. (glass) frosted

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French mat and German matt.

AdjectiveEdit

matt (neuter singular matt, definite singular and plural matte, comparative mattare, indefinite superlative mattast, definite superlative mattaste)

  1. (colour) dull, matt
  2. weak, feeble, listless
  3. (chess) checkmated
  4. (glass) frosted

ReferencesEdit


Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German matt.

AdjectiveEdit

matt

  1. weak, faint

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

matt (comparative mattare, superlative mattast)

  1. weak, listless
  2. (of colours) matte
  3. (chess) checkmate, in the phrase göra någon matt

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of matt
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular matt mattare mattast
Neuter singular matt mattare mattast
Plural matta mattare mattast
Masculine plural3 matte mattare mattast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 matte mattare mattaste
All matta mattare mattaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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WestrobothnianEdit

AdverbEdit

matt

  1. Alternative form of mått