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Synonyms for material
məˈtɪər i əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. material, stuff(noun)

    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. material(noun)

    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, textile(noun)

    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. material(noun)

    things needed for doing or making something

    "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"

    fabric, textile, stuff, cloth

    mental, immaterial, unworldly, intangible, nonmaterial, nonphysical

  5. material(adj)

    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. material(adj)

    concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests

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

    corporeal, substantial, real

    immaterial, mental, nonphysical, unworldly, intangible, nonmaterial

  7. material(adj)

    derived from or composed of matter

    "the material universe"

    corporeal, substantial, real

    immaterial, mental, nonmaterial, nonphysical, intangible, unworldly

  8. material(adj)

    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. material(adj)

    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, material(adj)

    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, material(adj)

    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


  1. material(noun)



  2. material(adjective)

    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. material(n)

    substance, stuff

    work, production, design

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. material(a.)

    physical, corporeal, bodily, not spiritual

  2. material(a.)

    essential, important, momentous, vital

  3. material(n.)

    matter, substance, stuff

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. material(a)

    corporeal, bodily, physical, important, essential, momentous

  2. material(n)

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

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How to use material in a sentence?

  1. Naveen Kunam:

    At this juncture I don't think China will attract material interest...it will be the lowest yielding market in the (GBI-EM) index. Plus the tail risk that they could devalue.

  2. Ryan Pack:

    Censorship and government: A good government always tells the truth. A good government censors out unjust material. A good government always does what's just. A good government is required to always give it's citizens an appropriate amount of freedom.

  3. Dante Lauretta:

    Thats still our biggest uncertainty what is the nature of this material in the microgravity environment? what forces are holding it together, and how does it respond when a spacecraft punches it in and then fires thrusters to back away from it?

  4. Wang Zhao:

    Domestic demand for refined oil products is very weak, which sent prices of the refined products down and largely reduced the revenue at refineries, but meanwhile raw material prices were high.

  5. Lesley Manville:

    I don’t think it’s taboo, i think what’s happening, been happening in England and I suspect in the States as well, is that companies and distributors and people who make money out of television and films, are seeing that there is a huge audience that wants to see material that doesn’t alienate them, but makes them feel that they’re watching something they can relate to. And therefore, you have to [recognize] the show spectrum of society and not just focus on beautiful people who are under 35.

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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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