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Definition mat

Etymology 1

From Middle English matte, from Old English meatte, from Late Latin matta, from Punic or Phoenician (compare Hebrew מיטה \ מִטָּה‎ (mitá, “bed, couch”)).

Noun

mat (plural mats)

  1. A flat piece of coarse material used for wiping one’s feet, or as a decorative or protective floor covering.
  2. A small flat piece of material used to protect a surface from anything hot or rough; a coaster.
  3. (athletics) A floor pad to protect athletes.
  4. A thickly tangled mess.
  5. A thin layer of woven, non-woven, or knitted fiber that serves as reinforcement to a material.
  6. A thin surface layer; superficial cover.
Verb

mat (third-person singular simple present mats, present participle matting, simple past and past participle matted)

  1. (transitive) To cover, protect or decorate with mats.
  2. (intransitive) To form a thick, tangled mess; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.

Etymology 2

Compare matte.

Noun

mat

  1. (coppersmithing) An alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc.; white metal.

Etymology 3

A clipped form of matinee.

Noun

mat (plural mats)

  1. (dated slang) Abbreviation of matinee (performance at a theater).

Etymology 4

A clipped form of material.

Noun

mat (plural mats)

  1. (video games, slang) A material or component needed for a crafting recipe.

Etymology 5

Noun

mat (plural mats)

  1. Alternative spelling of matte (“decorative border around a picture”)