Definitions for matter

Definitions for (noun) matter

Main entry: matter

Definition: that which has mass and occupies space

Usage: physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it

Main entry: matter

Definition: (used with negation) having consequence

Usage: they were friends and it was no matter who won the games

Main entry: thing, affair, matter

Definition: a vaguely specified concern

Usage: several matters to attend to; it is none of your affair; things are going well

Main entry: matter

Definition: a problem

Usage: is anything the matter?

Main entry: topic, subject, matter, issue

Definition: some situation or event that is thought about

Usage: he kept drifting off the topic; he had been thinking about the subject for several years; it is a matter for the police

Main entry: matter

Definition: written works (especially in books or magazines)

Usage: he always took some reading matter with him on the plane

Definitions for (verb) matter

Main entry: count, matter, weigh

Definition: have weight; have import, carry weight

Usage: It does not matter much

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