1.Consisting of matter; not spiritual; corporeal; physical; as, material substance or bodies.
The material elements of the universe.
- Whewell.
2.Pertaining to, or affecting, the physical nature of man, as distinguished from the mental or moral nature; relating to the bodily wants, interests, and comforts; as, material well-being; material comforts.
3.Of solid or weighty character; not insubstantial; of consequence; not be dispensed with; important; significant.
Discourse, which was always material, never trifling.
- Evelyn.
4.(Logic.) Pertaining to the matter, as opposed to the form, of a thing. See Matter.
Material cause
See under Cause.
Material evidence
(Law) evidence which conduces to the proof or disproof of a relevant hypothesis.
- Wharton.
n.1.The substance or matter of which anything is made or may be made.
Raw material
any crude, unfinished, or elementary materials that are adapted to use only by processes of skilled labor. Cotton, wool, ore, logs, etc., are raw material.
v. t.1.To form from matter; to materialize.
Noun1.Materialmaterial - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
Synonyms: stuff
2.material - information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form; "the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"
3.material - things needed for doing or making something; "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"
4.material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Synonyms: cloth, fabric, textile
5.material - a person judged suitable for admission or employment; "he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"
Adj.1.material - concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"
2.material - derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe"
nonmaterial, immaterial - not consisting of matter; "immaterial apparitions"; "ghosts and other immaterial entities"
3.material - directly relevant to a matter especially a law case; "his support made a material difference"; "evidence material to the issue at hand"; "facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts"; "a material witness"
immaterial - of no importance or relevance especially to a law case; "an objection that is immaterial after the fact"
4.material - concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being; "material needs"; "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"- T.Roosevelt
5.material - having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett
Synonyms: corporeal
6.material - having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
Synonyms: substantial, real
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