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Matting meaning

matting - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of interweaving or tangling together so as to make a mat; the process of becoming matted.
  2. 2. Mats, in general, or collectively; mat work; a matlike fabric, for use in covering floors, packing articles, and the like; a kind of carpeting made of straw, etc.
  3. 3. Materials for mats.
  4. 4. An ornamental border. See 3d Mat, 4.
  5. 5. A dull, lusterless surface in certain of the arts, as gilding, metal work, glassmaking, etc.
  6. 6. Materials for mats; texture of rushes, straw, & c.

matting - examples of usage

  1. This platform is elevated from the ground and the whole heap is covered with sacks or matting. - "Cacao Culture in the Philippines", William S. Lyon.
  2. The bamboos are placed as stakes in the ground, and crossed with others in different ways, so as to enable them to make the matting fast, when for the roofing they lay them one upon the other, when a large family lie in that small compass of about six feet square, which makes a very motley appearance. - "Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales", W. B. Cramp.
  3. A thick blanket was wrapped about the upper part of her body, and she wore a petticoat of fine matting, beyond which her lovely little feet alone were visible. - "A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas", Fanny Loviot.
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