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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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    fabric, textile, stuff, cloth

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    framework, fabric, textile, stuff, cloth

    Antonyms:
    intangible, immaterial, unworldly, mental, nonphysical, nonmaterial

  4. material(noun)

    things needed for doing or making something

    "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"

    Synonyms:
    fabric, textile, stuff, cloth

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    fabric, textile, stuff, cloth

    Antonyms:
    mental, nonphysical, unworldly, nonmaterial, intangible, immaterial

  6. material(adj)

    concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests

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

    Synonyms:
    corporeal, substantial, real

    Antonyms:
    immaterial, mental, nonphysical, unworldly, intangible, nonmaterial

  7. material(adj)

    derived from or composed of matter

    "the material universe"

    Synonyms:
    corporeal, substantial, real

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    corporeal, substantial, real

    Antonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    corporeal, substantial, real

    Antonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    somatic, bodily, substantial, real, corporal, corporeal

    Antonyms:
    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

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

    Antonyms:
    nonphysical, mental, unworldly, nonmaterial, immaterial, intangible

Wiktionary

  1. material(noun)

    Significant.

    Antonyms:
    immaterial

  2. material(adjective)

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

    Antonyms:
    spiritual

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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. material(n)

    Synonyms:
    substance, stuff

    Antonyms:
    work, production, design

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. material(a.)

    Synonyms:
    physical, corporeal, bodily, not spiritual

  2. material(a.)

    Synonyms:
    essential, important, momentous, vital

  3. material(n.)

    Synonyms:
    matter, substance, stuff

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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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