1. [ noun ] a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
Related terms: floorcover doormat
2. [ noun ] mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
Synonyms: matting
Related terms: mounting
3. [ noun ] (sport,games) sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
Synonyms: gym_mat
Related terms: sports_equipment wrestling_mat canvas
4. [ verb ] twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
Synonyms: tangle snarl entangle

"The child entangled the cord"

Related terms: disentangle disentangle twist disfigure enmesh felt complication
5. [ noun ] a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
Related terms: pad mouse_mat place_mat drip_mat
6. [ noun ] the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
Synonyms: lusterlessness matt matte lustrelessness flatness
Related terms: dullness felt
7. [ verb ] change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
Synonyms: felt_up mat_up matt-up matte matte_up felt

"The fabric felted up after several washes"

Related terms: change
8. [ adjective ] not reflecting light; not glossy
Synonyms: matt matte matted flat

"flat wall paint" "a photograph with a matte finish"

Related terms: dull
9. [ noun ] (education) a master's degree in teaching
Synonyms: Master_of_Arts_in_Teaching
Related terms: master's_degree
10. [ noun ] a mat serving as table linen for an individual place setting
Synonyms: place_mat
Related terms: table_linen
Similar spelling:   Mata