Synonyms of matter


1. matter, affair, thing, concern

usage: a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"

2. topic, subject, issue, matter, content, cognitive content, mental object

usage: some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"

3. matter, physical entity

usage: that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"

4. matter, trouble, problem

usage: a problem; "is anything the matter?"

5. matter, consequence, import, moment

usage: (used with negation) having consequence; "they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"

6. matter, writing, written material, piece of writing

usage: written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"


1. count, matter, weigh, be

usage: have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much"

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Definition and meaning of matter (Dictionary)