|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|
|3.||[ noun ] (sport,games) sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports|
|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"
|8.||[ adjective ] not reflecting light; not glossy|
|Synonyms:||matt matte matted flat|
"flat wall paint" "a photograph with a matte finish"
|9.||[ noun ] (education) a master's degree in teaching|
|10.||[ noun ] a mat serving as table linen for an individual place setting|