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Noun matter has 6 senses
  1. substance, matter - that which has mass and occupies space; "an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter"
    --1 is a kind of entity
    --1 has particulars:
     food, nutrient; ballast; bedding material, bedding, litter; body substance; protoplasm, living substance; drift; grinding; sediment, deposit; material, stuff; ylem; dark matter; antimatter; micronutrient; philosopher's stone; precursor; phlogiston; allergen; assay; pyrogen, pyrectic; mixture; hydrocolloid; adulterant, adulterator; atom; chemical element, element; propellant, propellent; denaturant; activator; inhibitor; ferment; substrate; carcinogen; compound, chemical compound; element; foamentation; fuel; medium; culture medium, medium; medium; humectant; inoculant, inoculum; jelly; leaven, leavening; fluid; fluid; sludge, slime, goo, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze; system; refrigerant; residue; lysin; poison, poisonous substance; chemical irritant; antigen; solid; solute; solvate; volatile; emanation; essence; ligand; metabolite; vegetable matter
  2. matter, affair, thing - a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
    --2 is a kind of concern
  3. topic, subject, issue, matter - some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
    --3 is a kind of content, cognitive content, mental object
    --3 has particulars: blind spot; res judicata, res adjudicata; area
    Derived form: verb matter1
  4. matter - a problem; "is anything the matter?"
    --4 is a kind of
    trouble, problem
  5. matter - (used with negation) having consequence; "they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"
    --5 is a kind of
    consequence, import, moment
    Derived form: verb matter1
  6. matter - written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
    --6 is a kind of
    writing, written material, piece of writing
    --6 has particulars:
     dictation; text, textual matter; text; typescript; front matter, prelims; back matter, end matter; addendum, supplement, postscript; recitation
Verb matter has 1 sense
  1. count, matter, weigh - have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much"
    --1 is one way to be
    Derived forms: noun matter3, noun matter5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    It ----s that CLAUSE
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