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

6 senses of matter

Sense 1
matter, affair, thing -- (a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well")
       => concern -- (something that interests you because it is important or affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern")

Sense 2
topic, subject, issue, matter -- (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")
       => content, cognitive content, mental object -- (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Sense 3
matter -- (that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it")
       => physical entity -- (an entity that has physical existence)

Sense 4
matter -- (a problem; "is anything the matter?")
       => trouble, problem -- (a source of difficulty; "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what's the problem?")

Sense 5
matter -- ((used with negation) having consequence; "they were friends and it was no matter who won the games")
       => consequence, import, moment -- (having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence")

Sense 6
matter -- (written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane")
       => writing, written material, piece of writing -- (the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing")

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

1 sense of matter

Sense 1
count, matter, weigh -- (have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")
          Phrasal Verb-> matter to#1

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