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Meaning & Definition of Mat in English

English

Mat

/mæt/

noun

1. A thick flat pad used as a floor covering

    synonym:
  • mat

2. Mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture

    synonym:
  • mat
  • ,
  • matting

3. Sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports

    synonym:
  • mat
  • ,
  • gym mat

4. A mass that is densely tangled or interwoven

  • "A mat of weeds and grass"
    synonym:
  • mat

5. A master's degree in teaching

    synonym:
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • ,
  • MAT

6. The property of having little or no contrast

  • Lacking highlights or gloss
    synonym:
  • flatness
  • ,
  • lusterlessness
  • ,
  • lustrelessness
  • ,
  • mat
  • ,
  • matt
  • ,
  • matte

7. A small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it

    synonym:
  • mat

verb

1. Twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

  • "The child entangled the cord"
    synonym:
  • entangle
  • ,
  • tangle
  • ,
  • mat
  • ,
  • snarl

2. Change texture so as to become matted and felt-like

  • "The fabric felted up after several washes"
    synonym:
  • felt
  • ,
  • felt up
  • ,
  • mat up
  • ,
  • matt-up
  • ,
  • matte up
  • ,
  • matte
  • ,
  • mat

adjective

1. Not reflecting light

  • Not glossy
  • "Flat wall paint"
  • "A photograph with a matte finish"
    synonym:
  • flat
  • ,
  • mat
  • ,
  • matt
  • ,
  • matte
  • ,
  • matted

Examples of using

I tripped over the mat when I came in the house.