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Synonyms for matter
ˈmæt ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matter, affair, thing(noun)

    a vaguely specified concern

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

    Synonyms:
    issue, liaison, affaire, affair, thing, topic, intimacy, function, social occasion, social function, amour, subject, involvement, occasion

  2. topic, subject, issue, matter(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    topic, effect, progeny, field of study, issuing, case, government issue, issuance, takings, theme, consequence, take, thing, subject area, result, study, event, upshot, return, subject, bailiwick, offspring, military issue, depicted object, egress, outlet, subject field, exit, national, discipline, number, yield, emergence, outcome, way out, affair, issue, payoff, field, proceeds, publication, content, guinea pig

  3. matter(noun)

    that which has mass and occupies space

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

    Synonyms:
    affair, issue, thing, topic, subject

  4. matter(noun)

    a problem

    "is anything the matter?"

    Synonyms:
    affair, issue, thing, topic, subject

  5. matter(noun)

    (used with negation) having consequence

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

    Synonyms:
    affair, issue, thing, topic, subject

  6. matter(verb)

    written works (especially in books or magazines)

    "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"

    Synonyms:
    affair, issue, thing, topic, subject

  7. count, matter, weigh(verb)

    have weight; have import, carry weight

    "It does not matter much"

    Synonyms:
    librate, press, number, look, count, reckon, enumerate, numerate, depend, consider, weigh, bet, calculate

Wiktionary

  1. matter(noun)

    Synonyms:
    stuff, material, substance

  2. matter(noun)

    To be important.

    Synonyms:
    stuff, substance, material

  3. matter(noun)

    To care about, to mind; to find important.

    Synonyms:
    material, stuff, substance

  4. matter(noun)

    A kind of substance.

    vegetable matter

    Synonyms:
    material, stuff, substance

  5. matter(noun)

    A condition, subject or affair, especially one of concern.

    Synonyms:
    material, substance, stuff

  6. matter(noun)

    An approximate amount or extent.

    a matter of months; a matter of knowledge.

    Synonyms:
    material, substance, stuff

  7. matter(noun)

    Written material (especially in books or magazines)

    He always took some reading matter with him on the plane

    Synonyms:
    substance, stuff, material

  8. matter(noun)

    Aristotelian: undeveloped potentiality subject to change and development; formlessness. Matter receives form, and becomes substance.

    Synonyms:
    stuff, substance, material

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. matter

    A topic (Greek topos, place) is a head of discourse. Since a topic for discussion is often stated in the form of a question, question has come to be extensively used to denote a debatable topic, especially of a practical nature — an issue; as, the labor question; the temperance question. In deliberative assemblies a proposition presented or moved for acceptance is called a motion, and such a motion or other matter for consideration is known as the question, since it is or may be stated in interrogative form to be answered by each member with a vote of "aye" or "no;" a member is required to speak to the question; the chairman puts the question. In speaking or writing the general subject or theme may be termed the topic, tho it is more usual to apply the latter term to the subordinate divisions, points, or heads of discourse; as, to enlarge on this topic would carry me too far from my subject; a pleasant drive will suggest many topics for conversation.

    Synonyms:
    division, head, issue, motion, point, proposition, question, subject, theme, topic

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. matter

    Synonyms:
    substance, stuff, subject, body, importance, the visible, tangible, substantial, corporal, physical, ponderable

    Antonyms:
    immateriality, spirituality, mind, intellect, spirit, the invisible, unseen, spiritual, moral, mental, intellectual

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. matter(n.)

    Synonyms:
    substance, body

  2. matter(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stuff, material, raw material

  3. matter(n.)

    Synonyms:
    topic, subject, question, subject-matter, matter in hand

  4. matter(n.)

    Synonyms:
    affair, business, concern, thing, event, course of things

  5. matter(n.)

    Synonyms:
    trouble, cause of distress

  6. matter(n.)

    Synonyms:
    importance, consequence, import, moment

  7. matter(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pus, purulence, purulent matter

  8. matter(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    signify, import, be of importance, be of consequence

How to pronounce matter?

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How to say matter in sign language?

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How to use matter in a sentence?

  1. Ben Yeager:

    I just think it's a matter of removing the stigma of having a 'problem,' which is sort of already happening, i think it would be cool now that it's published that if people were a little more forthcoming with their stories and weren't as uncomfortable or embarrassed ... when drinking comes up.

  2. Joe Biden:

    I don't think my chief enemy is the Republican party. This is a matter of making things work.

  3. Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams:

    It is also a matter that seriously affects the separation of powers. This is an important matter of principle which affects all prosecutions, it is so important. I believe it needs the decision of an appeal court.

  4. Anuradha Vidyasankar:

    This will work only if there is a countrywide hook-up between the police and agencies working with children. Unless the details of missing children are immediately put out, the chances of finding them reduce, a missing child is not just missing but actually getting into bigger trouble. The time factor is crucial because in a matter of two days the child can be taken out of the country.

  5. Patrick Jephson:

    The option of a quiet wedding was presumably open to Meghan Markles and Harry and they instead have chosen one that invites enormous publicity and indeed their office is orchestrating the publicity, so it is difficult for the watching public to switch from what is universal consumption to what is, in Harry’s words, now a ‘ private matter. ’ there is a natural and not always wise desire on the part of royal people to control everything we know about them, and this is not a healthy attitude nor is it a pragmatic one given the degree to which the media can promote their causes.


Translations for matter

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مادة, أمر, جسمArabic
  • hmota, látka, důvod, záležetCzech
  • stofDanish
  • Anlass, Substanz, Stoff, Materie, Angelegenheit, MasseGerman
  • aferoEsperanto
  • materia, asunto, importarSpanish
  • tilanne, aihe, aine, pulma, materia, ongelma, hätä, merkitä, olla merkitystä, haitataFinnish
  • matière, affaire, importerFrench
  • saak, matearjeWestern Frisian
  • ábhar, misteIrish
  • חומר, עילה, נושאHebrew
  • बात, मामलाHindi
  • ügy, dolog, anyagHungarian
  • materia, problema, argomento, questione, faccenda, causa, importare, contareItalian
  • 物質, 事Japanese
  • 물질, 物質Korean
  • fabula, pertineo ad, pertineoLatin
  • matūMāori
  • jirimMalay
  • stof, materie, er toe doen, belangrijk zijnDutch
  • materia, sprawaPolish
  • causa, matéria, motivo, problema, situação, razão, importarPortuguese
  • subiect, substanță, materie, fond, problemă, material, chestiune, cauzăRomanian
  • вопрос, материя, дело, вещество, повод, материал, иметь, значениеRussian
  • materija, pitanje, tvar, biti bitno, imati značenje, imati važnostSerbo-Croatian
  • materia, stoff, angelägenhet, fråga, ärende, spela rollSwedish
  • likhatasTagalog
  • матеріяUkrainian
  • معاملہ, باتUrdu
  • vật chất, 物質Vietnamese
  • Chinese
  • indaba, udabaZulu

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