matter

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[Mat·ter]

Matter is everywhere: anything that has mass and takes up space is matter. Air? Donuts? People? Buildings? Melted butter? All of these, and much, much more, are matter.

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That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the constituent elements of conception; that into which a notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the embodiment.

Noun
that which has mass and occupies space; "an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter"

Noun
(used with negation) having consequence; "they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"

Noun
a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"

Noun
a problem; "is anything the matter?"

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some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"

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Noun
written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"

Verb
have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much"


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That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the constituent elements of conception; that into which a notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the embodiment.

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That of which the sensible universe and all existent bodies are composed; anything which has extension, occupies space, or is perceptible by the senses; body; substance.

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That with regard to, or about which, anything takes place or is done; the thing aimed at, treated of, or treated; subject of action, discussion, consideration, feeling, complaint, legal action, or the like; theme.

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That which one has to treat, or with which one has to do; concern; affair; business.

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Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence; importance; significance; moment; -- chiefly in the phrases what matter ? no matter, and the like.

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Inducing cause or occasion, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing; difficulty; trouble.

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Amount; quantity; portion; space; -- often indefinite.

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Substance excreted from living animal bodies; that which is thrown out or discharged in a tumor, boil, or abscess; pus; purulent substance.

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That which is permanent, or is supposed to be given, and in or upon which changes are effected by psychological or physical processes and relations; -- opposed to form.

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Written manuscript, or anything to be set in type; copy; also, type set up and ready to be used, or which has been used, in printing.

v. i.
To be of importance; to import; to signify.

v. i.
To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.

v. t.
To regard as important; to take account of; to care for.


Matter

Mat"ter , n. [OE. matere, F. mati'8are, fr. L. materia; perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. Mother, Madeira, Material.] 1. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the constituent elements of conception; that into which a notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the embodiment.
He is the matter of virtue.
2. That of which the sensible universe and all existent bodies are composed; anything which has extension, occupies space, or is perceptible by the senses; body; substance. &hand; Matter is usually divided by philosophical writers into three kinds or classes: solid, liquid, and a'89riform. Solid substances are those whose parts firmly cohere and resist impression, as wood or stone. Liquids have free motion among their parts, and easily yield to impression, as water and wine. A'89riform substances are elastic fluids, called vapors and gases, as air and oxygen gas. 3. That with regard to, or about which, anything takes place or is done; the thing aimed at, treated of, or treated; subject of action, discussion, consideration, feeling, complaint, legal action, or the like; theme. "If the matter should be tried by duel." Bacon.
Son of God, Savior of men ! Thy name Shall be the copious matter of my song.
Every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge.
4. That which one has to treat, or with which one has to do; concern; affair; business.
To help the matter, the alchemists call in many vanities out of astrology.
Some young female seems to have carried matters so far, that she is ripe for asking advice.
5. Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence; importance; significance; moment; -- chiefly in the phrases what matter ? no matter, and the like.
A prophet some, and some a poet, cry; No matter which, so neither of them lie.
6. Inducing cause or occasion, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing; difficulty; trouble.
And this is the matter why interpreters upon that passage in Hosea will not consent it to be a true story, that the prophet took a harlot to wife.
7. Amount; quantity; portion; space; -- often indefinite.
Away he goes, . . . a matter of seven miles.
I have thoughts to tarry a small matter.
No small matter of British forces were commanded over sea the year before.
8. Substance excreted from living animal bodies; that which is thrown out or discharged in a tumor, boil, or abscess; pus; purulent substance. 9. (Metaph.) That which is permanent, or is supposed to be given, and in or upon which changes are effected by psychological or physical processes and relations; -- opposed to form. Mansel. 10. (Print.) Written manuscript, or anything to be set in type; copy; also, type set up and ready to be used, or which has been used, in printing. Dead matter (Print.), type which has been used, or which is not to be used, in printing, and is ready for distribution. -- Live matter (Print.), type set up, but not yet printed from. -- Matter in bar, Matter of fact. See under Bar, and Fact. -- Matter of record, anything recorded. -- Upon the matter, ∨ Upon the whole matter, considering the whole; taking all things into view.
Waller, with Sir William Balfour, exceeded in horse, but were, upon the whole matter, equal in foot.

Matter

Mat"ter , v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mattered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mattering.] 1. To be of importance; to import; to signify.
It matters not how they were called.
2. To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate. [R.] "Each slight sore mattereth." Sir P. Sidney.

Matter

Mat"ter, v. t. To regard as important; to take account of; to care for. [Obs.]
He did not matter cold nor hunger.

That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the constituent elements of conception; that into which a notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the embodiment.

To be of importance; to import; to signify.

To regard as important; to take account of; to care for.

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Usage Examples

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.

Age does not matter if the matter does not age.

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.

A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it.

'Do What You Gotta Do' is a positive, inspirational song that says no matter what it is whether you're up against challenges or trying to get your dreams and aspirations met, you should do what whatever you have to do shy of killing yourself or someone else.

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Other Usage Examples

All money is a matter of belief.

All I ever wanted to do was to make food accessible to everyone to show that you can make mistakes - I do all the time - but it doesn't matter.

After I had gone through this matter with the President I told him of my condition of health and that my doctors felt that I must take a complete rest and that I thought that that meant leaving the Department finally in a short time.

A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader.

Affairs of state tend to drive most presidents toward the center on both foreign and domestic policy, no matter where on the political spectrum they begin, and especially so in the areas of intelligence and law enforcement.

Adultery - which is the only grounds for divorce in New York - is not grounds for divorce in California. As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage.

A friend of mine said, no matter what I do I always look like an English teacher. She actually said, you still look like a Campbell's Soup kid.

A teacher is never too smart to learn from his pupils. But while runners differ, basic principles never change. So it's a matter of fitting your current practices to fit the event and the individual. See, what's good for you might not be worth a darn for the next guy.

A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter.

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