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1. material

noun. ['məˈtɪriːəl'] the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.

Synonyms

  • waste product
  • bedding
  • sealing material
  • ammunition
  • packing
  • rock
  • adhesive material
  • atom
  • thickener
  • raw material
  • detergent builder
  • homogenate
  • chemical substance
  • undercut
  • contaminant
  • radioactive material
  • foam
  • bedding material
  • abradant
  • molecule
  • colour
  • rind
  • ground
  • wadding
  • adhesive agent
  • discharge
  • mote
  • precursor
  • floc
  • ballast
  • substance
  • particulate matter
  • sorbent material
  • mineral
  • waste material
  • sorbent
  • aggregate
  • corpuscle
  • speck
  • stuff
  • vernix caseosa
  • translucent substance
  • waste
  • dielectric
  • particulate
  • thickening
  • diamagnet
  • stone
  • particle
  • earth
  • sorbate
  • humate
  • nonconductor
  • dust
  • floccule
  • fluff
  • transparent substance
  • conductor
  • waste matter
  • staple
  • packing material
  • vernix
  • color
  • adhesive
  • wad
  • insulator
  • plant substance
  • litter
  • builder
  • detritus
  • colouring material
  • filling
  • abrasive
  • abrasive material
  • composite material
  • fiber
  • fill
  • contamination
  • emission
  • fibre
  • HAZMAT
  • animal material
  • paper
  • impregnation
  • plant material
  • bimetal
  • toner
  • elastomer
  • chemical

Antonyms

  • conductor
  • undercharge
  • discolor
  • homogeneous

Etymology

  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materialis (Latin)

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  • venereal
  • imperial
  • arterial
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Example sentences of the word material


1. Noun, singular or mass
Place the material with right sides together flat on the floor.

Quotes containing the word material


1. Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
- Barbara de Angelis

2. You can't be funny if you don't have good material.
- Matt LeBlanc

3. Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
- E. M. Forster

2. material

noun. ['məˈtɪriːəl'] information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form.

Synonyms

  • info
  • information
  • rehash

Antonyms

  • custom-made
  • disengage
  • odd-toed ungulate
  • simplicity

Etymology

  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materialis (Latin)

3. material

noun. ['məˈtɪriːəl'] artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers.

Synonyms

  • chintz
  • felt
  • wash-and-wear
  • lisle
  • khaki
  • challis
  • quilting
  • coating
  • monk's cloth
  • macintosh
  • bombazine
  • tapa
  • permanent press
  • cerecloth
  • silk
  • satin
  • marseille
  • cambric
  • duffle
  • fustian
  • knit
  • frieze
  • seersucker
  • metallic
  • piece of cloth
  • plaid
  • towelling
  • silesia
  • bagging
  • duck
  • diamante
  • camel's hair
  • plush
  • cashmere
  • hopsacking
  • grosgrain
  • velours
  • mackinaw
  • toweling
  • taffeta
  • tappa
  • tapis
  • leatherette
  • gingham
  • sailcloth
  • stammel
  • twill
  • samite
  • moquette
  • wire cloth
  • homespun
  • linen
  • chenille
  • foulard
  • batiste
  • muslin
  • polyester
  • basket weave
  • whipcord
  • cobweb
  • cotton
  • mousseline de sole
  • brocade
  • watered-silk
  • net
  • meshwork
  • upholstery material
  • worsted
  • lint
  • canvas
  • camo
  • repp
  • tweed
  • moleskin
  • etamin
  • broadcloth
  • terry cloth
  • artefact
  • canopy
  • ninon
  • pina cloth
  • meshing
  • grogram
  • hopsack
  • canvass
  • duffel
  • baize
  • acrylic
  • moreen
  • jean
  • mesh
  • georgette
  • flannelette
  • vicuna
  • imitation leather
  • etamine
  • vulcanized fiber
  • tapestry
  • Viyella
  • batik
  • wool
  • buckram
  • camouflage
  • hair
  • satinet
  • calico
  • drapery
  • gabardine
  • organza
  • cretonne
  • pinstripe
  • corduroy
  • fleece
  • rep
  • suiting
  • pepper-and-salt
  • satinette
  • motley
  • crepe
  • shantung
  • doeskin
  • pongee
  • chino
  • camelhair
  • nankeen
  • herringbone
  • chiffon
  • shag
  • sponge cloth
  • terry
  • warp
  • tammy
  • dungaree
  • yoke
  • hem
  • terrycloth
  • pilot cloth
  • cord
  • faille
  • sheeting
  • suede cloth
  • Velcro
  • pique
  • wincey
  • bunting
  • pick
  • jaconet
  • sackcloth
  • haircloth
  • horsehair
  • paisley
  • crape
  • shirttail
  • rayon
  • edging
  • suede
  • print
  • percale
  • weft
  • mackintosh
  • tartan
  • khadi
  • velour
  • diaper
  • velvet
  • Canton flannel
  • khaddar
  • camlet
  • woolen
  • waterproof
  • piece of material
  • swan's down
  • elastic
  • trousering
  • artifact
  • moire
  • cotton flannel
  • lame
  • spandex
  • velveteen
  • sateen
  • madras
  • nylon
  • poplin
  • voile
  • linsey-woolsey
  • woof
  • cloth
  • mohair
  • network
  • serge
  • damask
  • olive drab
  • woollen
  • filling
  • durable press
  • sacking
  • belting
  • ticking
  • chambray
  • fiber
  • shirting
  • jacquard
  • web
  • textile
  • webbing
  • denim
  • lace
  • crinoline
  • aba
  • boucle
  • fibre
  • flannel
  • screening
  • alpaca
  • scrim
  • sharkskin
  • panting
  • dimity
  • fabric
  • oilcloth

Antonyms

  • confront
  • stand still
  • poor
  • smooth

Etymology

  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materialis (Latin)

4. material

noun. ['məˈtɪriːəl'] things needed for doing or making something.

Synonyms

  • railing
  • roofing
  • equipment

Antonyms

  • factory-made
  • dislike
  • outgo
  • gross

Etymology

  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materialis (Latin)

5. material

adjective. ['məˈtɪriːəl'] concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests.

Synonyms

  • secular
  • temporal

Antonyms

  • nonmetallic
  • diving duck
  • dabbling duck

Etymology

  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materialis (Latin)

6. material

adjective. ['məˈtɪriːəl'] derived from or composed of matter.

Synonyms

  • physicalness
  • corporality
  • corporeality
  • real
  • substantial
  • physical

Antonyms

  • immateriality
  • immaterial
  • incorporeality
  • uncover

Etymology

  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materialis (Latin)

7. material

adjective. ['məˈtɪriːəl'] directly relevant to a matter especially a law case.

Antonyms

  • achromatic

Etymology

  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materialis (Latin)

8. material

adjective. ['məˈtɪriːəl'] concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being.

Antonyms

  • disjoin

Etymology

  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materialis (Latin)

9. material

adjective. ['məˈtɪriːəl'] having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary.

Synonyms

  • substantialness
  • real
  • substantiality
  • substantial

Antonyms

  • insubstantial
  • stay
  • disentangle
  • unsnarl

Etymology

  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materialis (Latin)

10. material

adjective. ['məˈtɪriːəl'] having material or physical form or substance.

Synonyms

  • bodied
  • materiality
  • corporate
  • bodily
  • embodied
  • corporeal
  • physicalness
  • corporality
  • corporeality
  • reincarnate
  • incarnate

Antonyms

  • unbodied
  • immateriality
  • incorporeality
  • nonwashable

Etymology

  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materialis (Latin)
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