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Synonyms for material
məˈtɪər i əlma·te·ri·al

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  1. materialnoun



  2. materialadjective

    You'll need about a yard of material to make this.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. material

    Whatever is composed of or pertains to matter may be termed material; physical (Greek physis, nature) applies to material things considered as parts of a system or organic whole; hence, we speak of material substances, physical forces, physical laws. Bodily, corporal, and corporeal apply primarily to the human body; bodily and corporal both denote pertaining or relating to the body; corporeal signifies of the nature of or like the body; corporal is now almost wholly restricted to signify applied to or inflicted upon the body; we speak of bodily sufferings, bodily presence, corporal punishment, the corporeal frame.

    bodily, corporal, corporeal, natural, physical, sensible, tangible, visible

    hyperphysical, immaterial, intangible, intellectual, invisible, mental, moral, spiritual, unreal, unsubstantial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. materialnoun

    substance, stuff

    work, production, design

Princeton's WordNet

  1. material, stuffnoun

    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"

    hooey, clobber, poppycock, cloth, fabric, stuff, stuff and nonsense, textile

    nonmaterial, mental, unworldly, nonphysical, immaterial, intangible

  2. materialnoun

    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"

    fabric, textile, stuff, cloth

    mental, nonphysical, unworldly, immaterial, intangible, nonmaterial

  3. fabric, cloth, material, textilenoun

    artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

    "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"

    framework, fabric, textile, stuff, cloth

    intangible, immaterial, unworldly, mental, nonphysical, nonmaterial

  4. materialnoun

    things needed for doing or making something

    "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"

    fabric, textile, stuff, cloth

    mental, immaterial, unworldly, intangible, nonmaterial, nonphysical

  5. materialadjective

    a person judged suitable for admission or employment

    "he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"

    fabric, textile, stuff, cloth

    mental, nonphysical, unworldly, nonmaterial, intangible, immaterial

  6. materialadjective

    concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests

    "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"

    corporeal, substantial, real

    immaterial, mental, nonphysical, unworldly, intangible, nonmaterial

  7. materialadjective

    derived from or composed of matter

    "the material universe"

    corporeal, substantial, real

    immaterial, mental, nonmaterial, nonphysical, intangible, unworldly

  8. materialadjective

    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"

    corporeal, substantial, real

    intangible, immaterial, nonphysical, mental, unworldly, nonmaterial

  9. materialadjective

    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

    corporeal, substantial, real

    nonmaterial, unworldly, immaterial, nonphysical, mental, intangible

  10. corporeal, materialadjective

    having material or physical form or substance

    "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett

    somatic, bodily, substantial, real, corporal, corporeal

    nonphysical, immaterial, unworldly, intangible, nonmaterial, mental

  11. substantial, real, materialadjective

    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

    actual, corporeal, veridical, real(a), substantial, significant, hearty, satisfying, real, substantive, solid, literal, square, genuine, strong, tangible, existent

    nonphysical, mental, unworldly, nonmaterial, immaterial, intangible

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. materialadjective

    physical, corporeal, bodily, not spiritual

  2. materialadjective

    essential, important, momentous, vital

  3. materialnoun

    matter, substance, stuff

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. materialadjective

    corporeal, bodily, physical, important, essential, momentous

  2. materialnoun

    substance, matter, fabric, stuff, cloth, staple, plasma

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How to use material in a sentence?

  1. Pete Aguilar:

    After concluding its review of the voluminous additional Secret Service communications from Jan. 5th and Jan. 6th, the committee will be recalling witnesses and conducting further investigative depositions based on that material.

  2. Stephen Davis:

    A total this high is a striking warning — and it must have come from big institutional investors, not just retail shareholders — that Apple's human rights policy in China has become a material risk for the company's reputation, apple will be under great pressure to respond rather than ignore this vote.

  3. Saule Technologies ':

    It is set to be a game-changer in the energy sector, because it works in every lighting condition, you can make it flexible. It's a wonderful material. Architects will love it.

  4. Sarah Schaaf:

    Imgur has a zero-tolerance policy for illegal content and activity on our platform, and our reporting represents our diligent, proactive approach to identifying, eradicating and preventing child sexual abuse material, any Imgur upload found to be matching a known hash is immediately deleted from our servers and reported to NCMEC for further investigation.

  5. Hunter Biden:

    Based on the material they acknowledged today, it seems to me it's awful hard to avoid the conclusion that it is an impeachable offense. And a violation of constitutional responsibility.

Translations for material

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  • مادةArabic
  • матэрыялBelarusian
  • материалBulgarian
  • materialCatalan, Valencian
  • materiálový, materiální, hmotný, materiálCzech
  • materiale, materiel, stofDanish
  • Material, materiell, Stoff, RohstoffGerman
  • υλικός, ύφασμα, καίριος, ουσιώδης, υλικόGreek
  • ŝtofo, materialoEsperanto
  • significativo, materialSpanish
  • مطلب, مادیPersian
  • merkittävä, materiaali, aineisto, raaka-aine, olennainenFinnish
  • matériau, matière, tissu, matériel, étoffeFrench
  • mianachIrish
  • adhbharScottish Gaelic
  • significativa, significativo, materialGalician
  • חומרHebrew
  • anyag, materiális, anyagiHungarian
  • materialeItalian
  • 題材, 人材, 資料, 生地, 物質, 素材, 布, 材料Japanese
  • 材料, 물질, 재료, 物質Korean
  • corporeus, verba scriptoris, materiaLatin
  • wereldlijk, grondstof, materiële, materiaal, wereldlijke, materieel, naaigoedDutch
  • stoff, materiell, materiale, tøyNorwegian
  • materiał, materialnyPolish
  • material, tecido, significativo, terreno, panoPortuguese
  • material, materială, stofă, pânză, materie, material textilRomanian
  • материал, важный, материальный, вещество, материя, тканьRussian
  • materijal, материјалSerbo-Croatian
  • material, materia, materiell, världsligSwedish
  • матеріалUkrainian
  • 物質, vật chấtVietnamese
  • stöfikVolapük

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