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(pronounced "MAT")
The Russian word for "mother". When spelling this out remmember that the "t" is followed by a soft sign.

mat (noun)- A piece of wrestling equipment where the match itself takes place. Regulation High School and collegiate mats range from a 32'x32' square up to 42'x42' square and are either 1" or 1.25" thick. Inside all square mats are two concentric circles one 24' and one 10' in diameter these serve as the boundaries for the match. The mat is made from a foam material, which, on a personal note, appears soft but is actually rigid when you get tossed on it. =)

Mat (?), n. [Cf. Matte.]

A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal.

[Written also matt.]

 

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Mat, a. [OF. See 4th Mate.]

Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain.

[Obs.]

When he saw them so piteous and so maat. Chaucer.

 

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Mat, n. [AS. matt, meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of rushes.]

1.

A fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the floor of a hall or room, and for other purposes.

2.

Any similar fabric for various uses, as for covering plant houses, putting beneath dishes or lamps on a table, securing rigging from friction, and the like.

3.

Anything growing thickly, or closely interwoven, so as to resemble a mat in form or texture; as, a mat of weeds; a mat of hair.

4.

An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal, etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture; as, the mat of a daguerreotype.

Mat grass. Bot. (a) A low, tufted, European grass (Nardus stricta). (b) Same as Matweed. -- Mat rush Bot., a kind of rush (Scirpus lacustris) used in England for making mats.

 

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Mat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matted (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Matting.]

1.

To cover or lay with mats.

Evelyn.

2.

To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.

And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair. Dryden.

 

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Mat, v. i.

To grow thick together; to become interwoven or felted together like a mat.

 

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