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material

ma·te·ri·al

material

 
 
pronunciation:
m tir i l
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: anything used for building or making something else.
The materials for the tree house included wood, metal, and rope.
synonyms:
stuff
similar words:
component, constituent, ingredient, matter, medium, substance
definition 2: cloth or fabric.
Karin wears clothes made only of cotton material.
synonyms:
cloth, fabric, textile
similar words:
tapestry
definition 3: any group of ideas or information that can be used to create a larger work.
The writer used the diaries of her grandfather and great-grandfather as material for a novel.
synonyms:
data, statistics
similar words:
information, notes
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or relating to matter; physical.
The material world is filled with the wonders of nature.
synonyms:
earthly, physical, worldly
antonyms:
spiritual
similar words:
concrete