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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mat /ˈmæt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mat, a.  Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain. [Obs.]
    When he saw them so piteous and so maat.   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mat n.  A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal. [Written also matt.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mat, n.
 1. A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the floor of a hall or room to protect its surface, and for other purposes.
 2. Any similar flat object made of fabric or other material, such as rubber or plastic, placed flat on a surface for various uses, as for covering plant houses, putting beneath dishes or lamps on a table, securing rigging from friction, and the like.
 3. Anything growing thickly, or closely interwoven, so as to resemble a mat in form or texture; as, a mat of weeds; a mat of hair.
 4. An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal, etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture; as, the mat of a daguerreotype.
 Mat grass. Bot. (a) A low, tufted, European grass (Nardus stricta). (b) Same as Matweed.
 Mat rush Bot., a kind of rush (Scirpus lacustris) used in England for making mats.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matted p. pr. & vb. n. Matting.]
 1. To cover or lay with mats.
 2. To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.
    And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mat, v. i. To grow thick together; to become interwoven or felted together like a mat, as hair when wetted with a sticky substance; as, a long-haired cat whose fur is matted.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a
            photograph with a matte finish" [syn: flat, matt, matte,
      n 1: a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
      2: mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
         [syn: matting]
      3: sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on
         the floor for gymnastic sports [syn: gym mat]
      4: a master's degree in teaching [syn: Master of Arts in
      5: the property of having little or no contrast; lacking
         highlights or gloss [syn: flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness,
          matt, matte]
      6: a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from
         an object placed on it
      v 1: twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child
           entangled the cord" [syn: entangle, tangle, snarl]
           [ant: disentangle, disentangle]
      2: change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The
         fabric felted up after several washes" [syn: felt, felt
         up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte]
      [also: matting, matted]