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Noun: mat  mat
  1. A thick flat pad used as a floor covering
  2. Mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
    - matting
  3. Sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
    - gym mat
  4. A mass that is densely tangled or interwoven
    "a mat of weeds and grass"
  5. The property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    - flatness, lusterlessness [N. Amer], lustrelessness [Brit, Cdn], matt, matte
  6. A foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
    - raft foundation, raft
  7. A small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
Verb: mat (matted,matting)  mat
  1. Twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
    "The child matted the cord";
    - entangle, tangle, snarl
  2. Change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
    - felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte
Adjective: mat  mat
  1. Not reflecting light; not glossy
    "mat wall paint";
    - flat, matt, matte, matted
Noun: MAT
  1. A master's degree in teaching
    - Master of Arts in Teaching

Sounds like: masks, masq, mat, matt, m

Derived forms: mats, matted, matting

See also: dull

Type of: base, change, distort, dullness, floor cover, floor covering, foot, foundation, fundament, groundwork, mass, master's degree, mounting, pad, sports equipment, substructure, twine, twist, understructure

Antonym: straighten out

Encyclopedia: Mat, Albania