Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mat

7 senses of mat

Sense 1
mat -- (a thick flat pad used as a floor covering)
       => floor cover, floor covering -- (a covering for a floor)

Sense 2
mat, matting -- (mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture)
       => mounting -- (framework used for support or display)

Sense 3
mat, gym mat -- (sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports)
       => sports equipment -- (equipment needed to participate in a particular sport)

Sense 4
mat -- (a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven; "a mat of weeds and grass")
       => mass -- (a body of matter without definite shape; "a huge ice mass")

Sense 5
Master of Arts in Teaching, MAT -- (a master's degree in teaching)
       => master's degree -- (an academic degree higher than a bachelor's degree but lower than a doctor's degree)

Sense 6
flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte -- (the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss)
       => dullness -- (a lack of visual brightness; "the brightness of the orange sky was reflected in the dullness of the orange sea")

Sense 7
mat -- (a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it)
       => pad -- (a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mat

2 senses of mat

Sense 1
entangle, tangle, mat, snarl -- (twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord")
       => twist, twine, distort -- (form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted")

Sense 2
felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat -- (change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Antonyms of adj mat

1 sense of mat

Sense 1
flat, mat, matt, matte, matted -- (not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish")

INDIRECT (VIA dull) -> bright -- (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room")

Similarity of adj mat

1 sense of mat

Sense 1
flat, mat, matt, matte, matted -- (not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish")
       => dull (vs. bright) -- (emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky")

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