1. mat, floor cover, floor covering

usage: a thick flat pad used as a floor covering

2. mat, matting, mounting

usage: mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture

3. mat, gym mat, sports equipment

usage: sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports

4. mat, mass

usage: a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven; "a mat of weeds and grass"

5. Master of Arts in Teaching, MAT, master's degree

usage: a master's degree in teaching

6. flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte, dullness

usage: the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss

7. mat, pad

usage: a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it


1. entangle, tangle, mat, snarl, twist, twine, distort

usage: twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"

2. felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat, change

usage: change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"


1. flat, mat, matt, matte, matted, dull (vs. bright)

usage: not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"

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