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Meaning & Definition of Matter in English

English

Matter

/mætər/

noun

1. A vaguely specified concern

  • "Several matters to attend to"
  • "It is none of your affair"
  • "Things are going well"
    synonym:
  • matter
  • ,
  • affair
  • ,
  • thing

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • topic
  • ,
  • subject
  • ,
  • issue
  • ,
  • matter

3. That which has mass and occupies space

  • "Physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
    synonym:
  • matter

4. A problem

  • "Is anything the matter?"
    synonym:
  • matter

5. (used with negation) having consequence

  • "They were friends and it was no matter who won the games"
    synonym:
  • matter

6. Written works (especially in books or magazines)

  • "He always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
    synonym:
  • matter

verb

1. Have weight

  • Have import, carry weight
  • "It does not matter much"
    synonym:
  • count
  • ,
  • matter
  • ,
  • weigh

Examples of using

Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
Do you have any knowledge of this matter?
Is it true that you won't gain weight no matter how many vegetables and fruits you eat?