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Material meaning

material - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; " the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent"; " woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; " she measured off enough material for a dress"
  2. 2. concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well- being; " material needs"; " the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"- T. Roosevelt
  3. 3. Consisting of matter; not spiritual; corporeal; physical; as, material substance or bodies.
  4. 4. Hence: Pertaining to, or affecting, the physical nature of man, as distinguished from the mental or moral nature; relating to the bodily wants, interests, and comforts.
  5. 5. Of solid or weighty character; not insubstantial; of cinsequence; not be dispensed with; important.
  6. 6. Pertaining to the matter, as opposed to the form, of a thing. See Matter.
  7. 7. The substance or matter of which anything is made or may be made.
  8. 8. To form from matter; to materialize.
  9. 9. Consisting of matter; not spiritual; important.
  10. 10. Substance of which anything is made.

material - examples of usage

  1. And now I want-" She had heard him so far with a feeling that she had dropped some material word which made sense of the rest. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. But they may be just as real and material to them, as we are to us. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. I can do something with my material, I suppose. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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