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Definition of Mat


  1. A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal.
  2. Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain.
  3. A fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the floor of a hall or room, and for other purposes.
  4. Any similar fabric for various uses, as for covering plant houses, putting beneath dishes or lamps on a table, securing rigging from friction, and the like.
  5. 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.
  6. An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal, etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture; as, the mat of a daguerreotype.
  7. To cover or lay with mats.
  8. To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.
  9. To grow thick together; to become interwoven or felted together like a mat.
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Mat Translations

mat in Dutch is schaakmat, mat
mat in Finnish is matto
mat in French is mate
mat in German is Matte
mat in Italian is stuoia
mat in Portuguese is esteira
mat in Spanish is estera
mat in Swedish is matt yta, matta