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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

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. Jim Gerrow:

    Both McClure and Bobbitt've indicated throughout it's my view that Mr. D'Amico is the real agent provocateur in this matter. Kate's role from the beginning was to help Mr. Johnny Bobbitt, katelyn McClure has been strong. Katelyn McClure's devastated by this and has been, but Both McClure and Bobbitt look to the sentencings in federal and state courts and hopefully Both McClure and Bobbitt can find sufficient evidence to convince both judges of Katelyn McClure role and the fact that throughout this Katelyn McClure started out with benign motive, Katelyn McClure hope to help Johnny Bobbitt and not to enrich Katelyn McClure or anyone else.

  2. Warren West:

    Interest rates are not going to matter if they're rising because of the strong economy and earnings growth, and we're not seeing evidence of either, so, we're stuck in the lateral type of pattern until we get some clarity on the broader economy.

  3. Irineo Mujica:

    We've been waiting so long that it doesn't really matter whether it's today, tomorrow or when they let us in.

  4. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar:

    It's our hope that this matter would be looked at fairly and sensibly and would hopefully not be an impediment to the free trade deal.

  5. Claudia Webb:

    His form of peaceful protest, like Black Lives Matter, is a force for change, there is not any desire from the black community to move that symbol of change.

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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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