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Synonyms for matter
ˈmæt ərmat·ter

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Wiktionary

  1. matternoun

    Synonyms:
    material, substance, stuff

  2. matternoun

    To be important.

    Synonyms:
    stuff, substance, material

  3. matternoun

    Matter made up of normal particles, not antiparticles. (Non-antimatter matter).

    Synonyms:
    material, stuff, substance

  4. matternoun

    A kind of substance.

    vegetable matter

    Synonyms:
    material, substance, stuff

  5. matternoun

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

    Synonyms:
    material, substance, stuff

  6. matternoun

    An approximate amount or extent.

    a matter of months; a matter of knowledge.

    Synonyms:
    material, substance, stuff

  7. matternoun

    Written material (especially in books or magazines)

    He always took some reading matter with him on the plane

    Synonyms:
    substance, stuff, material

  8. matternoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. matter, affair, thingnoun

    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, matternoun

    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. matternoun

    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. matternoun

    a problem

    "is anything the matter?"

    Synonyms:
    affair, issue, thing, topic, subject

  5. matternoun

    (used with negation) having consequence

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

    Synonyms:
    affair, issue, thing, topic, subject

  6. matterverb

    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, weighverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. matternoun

    Synonyms:
    substance, body

  2. matternoun

    Synonyms:
    stuff, material, raw material

  3. matternoun

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

  4. matternoun

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

  5. matternoun

    Synonyms:
    trouble, cause of distress

  6. matternoun

    Synonyms:
    importance, consequence, import, moment

  7. matternoun

    Synonyms:
    pus, purulence, purulent matter

  8. matterverb

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

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How to use matter in a sentence?

  1. John Curtice:

    Generally speaking, it doesn't matter what you're asking : the government in power is more likely to be seen well by people who voted for it than people who didn't.

  2. Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki:

    LOT is our national carrier, which we are trying to save no matter the cost. It is deeply in debt.

  3. JustussPope:

    I just wish she would come and tell me something funny again so this can all be a dream, she was that person who always had my back no matter what. That was my other half, my best friend.

  4. Xavier Becerra:

    HHS remains committed to the enforcement of all its legal authorities, including statutes which protect the exercise of conscience and religious freedom, and we appreciate having the benefit of your views on this matter.

  5. Alexei Sorokin:

    We can only think and speculate why there was not a huge number, why didn't European nations come in huge numbers to support their teams, but the truth of the matter is that on the way they really got a taste of the World Cup.


Translations for matter

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  • 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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