Definition of Material


  • a person judged suitable for admission or employment
    "he was university material"
    "she was vice-presidential material"
  • things needed for doing or making something
    "writing materials"
    "useful teaching materials"
  • artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"
    "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"
    "she measured off enough material for a dress"
  • 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"
  • 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"


  • 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
  • having material or physical form or substance
    "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett
  • 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
  • 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"
  • derived from or composed of matter
    "the material universe"
  • concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
    "material possessions"
    "material wealth"
    "material comforts"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Material

  • Scrabble® score of the material (10)
  • Word Chums® score of the material (13)
  • Words With Friends® score of the material (12)

Unscramble material

295 unscramble word found using the letters material.

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