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material

 
Adjective material has 6 senses
  1. material - concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"
    Antonym:
    unworldly (indirect, via worldly)
  2. material - derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe"
    Antonyms:
    immaterial, nonmaterial, intangible, nonphysical
  3. material - directly relevant to a matter especially a law case; "his support made a material difference"; "evidence material to the issue at hand"; "facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts"; "a material witness"
    Antonym:
    immaterial
  4. material - concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being; "material needs"; "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"- T.Roosevelt
    Antonym:
    mental (indirect, via physical)
  5. corporeal, material - having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett
  6. substantial, real, material - having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
Noun material has 5 senses
  1. material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
    --1 is a kind of substance, matter
    --1 has particulars:
     rind; atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck; ammunition; floccule, floc; HAZMAT; raw material, staple; sorbate; sorbent, sorbent material; diamagnet; mineral; rock, stone; adhesive material, adhesive; sealing material; animal material; fluff; bimetal; abrasive, abradant, abrasive material; chemical; composite material; conductor; insulator, dielectric, nonconductor; contaminant, contamination; particulate, particulate matter; dust; elastomer; earth, ground; discharge, emission; detritus; waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product; fiber, fibre; filling, fill; foam; lubricant, lubricator, lubricating substance; homogenate; humate; impregnation; paper; packing material, packing, wadding; coloring material, colouring material, color, colour; plant material; radioactive material; thickening, thickener; toner; transparent substance, translucent substance; undercut; builder, detergent builder; vernix, vernix caseosa
  2. material - information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form; "the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"
    --2 is a kind of
    information, info
    --2 has particulars: rehash; copy
  3. material - things needed for doing or making something; "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"
    --3 is a kind of
    equipment
    --3 has particulars: packaging; railing; roofing
  4. fabric, cloth, material, textile - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
    --4 is a kind of artifact, artefact
    --4 has parts: edging; hem
    --4 has substances: warp; woof, weft, filling, pick
    --4 has particulars:
     aba, aba cloth; acrylic; Aertex; alpaca; baize; basket weave; batik; batiste; belting; boucle; broadcloth; broadcloth; brocade; buckram; bunting; calico; cambric; camel's hair, camelhair; camlet; camouflage, camo; canopy; canvas, canvass; cashmere; cerecloth; challis; chambray; chenille; chiffon; chino, chino cloth; chintz; coating; cord, corduroy; cotton, cotton cloth; cotton flannel, Canton flannel; crepe, crape; cretonne; crinoline; damask; denim, dungaree, jean; diamonte; diaper; dimity; doeskin; drapery; duck; duffel, duffle; elastic; etamine, etamin; faille; felt; fiber, fibre, vulcanized fiber; flannel; flannelette; fleece; foulard; frieze; fustian; gabardine; georgette; gingham; grogram; grosgrain; haircloth, hair; herringbone; homespun, homespun fabric; hopsacking, hopsack; horsehair; jaconet; jacquard; khadi, khaddar; khaki; knit, knitted fabric; lace; lame; leatherette, imitation leather; linen; linsey-woolsey; lint; lisle; mackinaw; mackintosh, macintosh; madras; marseille; mohair; moire, watered-silk; moleskin; monk's cloth; moquette; moreen; motley; mousseline de sole; muslin; nankeen; net, network, mesh, meshing, meshwork; ninon; nylon; oilcloth; olive drab; organza; paisley; panting, trousering; pepper-and-salt; percale; permanent press, permanent-press fabric, durable press, durable-press fabric; piece of cloth, piece of material; pilot cloth; pique; plush; polyester; pongee; poplin; print; quilting; rayon; rep, repp; sackcloth; sacking, bagging; sailcloth; samite; sateen; satin; screening; scrim; seersucker; serge; shag; shantung; sharkskin; sheeting; shirting; shirttail; silesia; silk; spandex; sponge cloth; stammel; suede cloth, suede; suiting; swan's down; taffeta; tammy; tapa, tappa; tapestry, tapis; tartan, plaid; terry, terry cloth, terrycloth; ticking; toweling, towelling; tweed; twill; upholstery material; Velcro; velours, velour; velvet; velveteen; vicuna; Viyella; voile; wash-and-wear, wash-and-wear fabric; waterproof; web; webbing; whipcord; wincey; wire cloth; wool, woolen, woollen; worsted; yoke; pina cloth
  5. material - a person judged suitable for admission or employment; "he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"
    --5 is a kind of
    applicant, applier
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