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matter

mat·ter

matter

 
pronunciation:
mae tr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: all substances that contain atoms and take up space.
Matter includes solids, liquids, and gases.
synonyms:
stuff, substance
definition 2: a topic of concern or interest.
I want to discuss the matter of my allowance.
synonyms:
affair, business, concern
similar words:
case, event, experience, incident, issue, occasion, occurrence, phenomenon, situation, thing, topic
definition 3: difficulty or trouble.
What's the matter?
synonyms:
concern, difficulty, problem
similar words:
dilemma, distress, predicament, trouble
definition 4: something written or printed.
I have lots of reading matter about U.S. history.
similar words:
material, text
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: mattered, mattering, matters
definition: to be of importance.
It does not matter to me who you invite.
synonyms:
carry weight, count
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