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Definition of Mat

  • A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal.
  • A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the floor of a hall or room to protect its surface, and for other purposes.
  • Any similar flat object made of fabric or other material, such as rubber or plastic, placed flat on a surface for various uses, as for covering plant houses, putting beneath dishes or lamps on a table, securing rigging from friction, and the like.
  • Anything growing thickly, or closely interwoven, so as to resemble a mat in form or texture; as, a mat of weeds; a mat of hair.
  • An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal, etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture; as, the mat of a daguerreotype.
  • To cover or lay with mats.
  • To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.
  • To grow thick together; to become interwoven or felted together like a mat, as hair when wetted with a sticky substance; as, a long-haired cat whose fur is matted.
  • a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
  • sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
  • a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
  • mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
  • a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
  • the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
  • a master's degree in teaching
  • a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven
  • change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
  • twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

How to use mat in a sentence. Mat pronunciation.

I was rather taken with the rustic seat that was standing on a white fur mat in front of a scene representing the Jungfrau, but he headed me off it.
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The primitive domiciles of the Omaha were chiefly (1) lodges of earth or, more rarely, of bark or mats, and (2) skin lodges or tents.
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Lodges of Bark or Mats.
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In the earth lodges, according to Joseph La Flèche, the Omaha used sahi, or grass mats, for seats, as is the present custom of the Winnebago; but at night they reclined on dressed hides with thick hair on them, and covered themselves with similar hides.
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And after some days he began to tear his hair and weep; and when they asked him why, he said, "A great pillar of the Church has just fallen;" and he sent brothers to see the young man, and found him sitting on his mat, weeping over a great sin which he had done; and he said, "Tell Antony to give me ten days' truce, and I hope I shall satisfy him;" and in five days he was dead.
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The regularity of stated hours of prayer, and of a kind of idle industry, weaving mats or plaiting baskets, alternated with periods of morbid reflection on the moral state of the soul, and of mystic communion with the Deity.
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There is a story told, plainly concerning Arsenius, though his name is not actually mentioned in it, how a certain old monk saw him lying upon a softer mat than his fellows, and indulged with a few more comforts; and complained indignantly of his luxury, and the abbot's favouritism.
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When Mildred went out she left the key under the mat and he found it there now.
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His gaze was fixed upon the braided mat at his feet and he answered without looking up.
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Some of these low mats of spruce have stems 5 inches through.
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As I stood on that hill, the foreground was a broad stretch of old gold-the shining sandy yellow of drying grass-but it was patched with large scarlet mats of arctous that would put red maple to its reddest blush.
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He showed me that the most of Alaska that wasn't forest and mountain and rock was just a soft wet spongy mat of roots and grass and moss that every step on it just pernounced the word.
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Another section of the deck, twice as large as ours, was full of natives of both sexes, with their customary dogs, mats, blankets, pipes, calabashes of poi, fleas, and other luxuries and baggage of minor importance.
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He received them hospitably, spread mats for the party, desired them to sit down by his side, and gave them an excellent dinner of bread-fruit, cocoa-nuts, plantains, and fish-the latter raw as well as dressed.
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In the bazaars nothing was selling, and no man did anything but mumble or eat, save the few scholars who, cross-legged on their mats, read and laboured towards Nirvana.
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As time passed he saw more clearly; he could make out the figures of natives lying under trees or rising from their mats to note the flying horseman.
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A late traveller turned a cake in the ashes or stirred some rice in a calabash; an anxious mother put some sandalwood on the coals and added incense, that the gods might be good to the ailing child on the mat; and thrice, at forges in the village, he saw the smith languidly beating iron into shape, while dark figures sat on the floor near by, and smoked and murmured to each other.
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But the beggar sat down on a mat with a loaf of bread, a bowl of goat's milk, and a long cigar which McDermot gave him, and he received idly all who came, even to the sick man, who ere the day was done was brought to the Residency, and, out of danger and in his right mind, lay in the shade of a banyan tree, thinking of nothing save the joy of living.
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The beggar had a new turban and robe, and he sat on a mat which came from the Palace.
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He led me to a room which was composed of mats and bamboo pillars chiefly.
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Examples of Mat

Example #1
If I liked the Jungfrau as a background I could have it, but not with the seat; that was for engaged couples only.
Example #2
I passed my _viva-voce_ examination at the hands of the young lady at the desk, paid my fees, got my testamur, and was shown into the torture-chamber, where the head executioner was busy adjusting his racks and screws.
Example #3
It may be observed that there were no sacred rites connected with the earth lodge-building or tent-making among the Omaha and Ponka.
Example #4
Acknowledgments are due Dr. O. T. Mason for many valuable suggestions early in the progress of the work.
Example #5
The Omaha sometimes make bark lodges for summer occupancy, as did the Iowa and Sak.
Example #6
In the center of the largest there was a hollow about 3 feet deep and nearly 4 feet below the surface outside the lodge.