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Definition of Mat

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.

Mat Quotations

It's clearly more important to treat one's fellow man well than to be always praying and fasting and touching one's head to a prayer mat.
Naguib Mahfouz

I do like to have guns around. I don't like to carry them. But I like - if somebody is going to come into my house and I have not put out the welcome mat, I want to stop them.
Maya Angelou

When I consider the deeper meaning of yoga, I realize it's about a lot more than simply performing a variety of postures on a mat.
Carre Otis

Playing a show before thousands of people is a highly unnatural state and when I get on the mat to do an hour of yoga before the show, I come out physically relaxed.
Adam Levine

Once the smoke of the market crash clears off, you know, the Internet will pick back up and go. Take a look at what's happening to some of the big companies like eBay and Yahoo, the publicly traded stocks. You know, they're all coming back up off the mat now.
Michael Nesmith
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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