Crossword clues for matter
- Be important
- Physicist's study
- Physics topic
- Be relevant
- Gray ___
- Something to discuss
- Space occupier
- "What does it ___?"
- ''Anti'' attachment
- Word with dark or gray
- What we're made of
- Substance — signify
- Physics stuff
- Physics concern
- Physical stuff
- No laughing ___
- Carry weight
- Billy Joel "A ___ of Trust"
- Bear significance
- Be of importance
- Be of consequence
- "As a __ of fact ..."
- Never mind
- It's unimportant, gossip about old medium
- Make a difference
- Mean something
- That which has mass and occupies space
- A vaguely specified concern
- Some situation or event that is thought about
- A problem
- (used with negation) having consequence
- Written works (especially in books or magazines)
- Have significance
- Archer's "A ___ of Honor"
- What mind wins over
- Gray ___ (brains)
- "More ___ with less art": "Hamlet"
- "More ___, with less art": Shak.
- Be significant
- Count carrying more weight after transitioning
- Substance; be important
- Affair to be of consequence
- Perhaps Busby and Queen are important
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Matter \Mat"ter\, n. [OE. matere, F. mati[`e]re, fr. L. materia; perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. Mother, Madeira, Material.]
That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the constituent elements of conception; that into which a notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the embodiment.
He is the matter of virtue.
That of which the sensible universe and all existent bodies are composed; anything which has extension, occupies space, or is perceptible by the senses; body; substance.
Note: Matter is usually divided by philosophical writers into three kinds or classes: solid, liquid, and gaseous. Solid substances are those whose parts firmly cohere and resist impression, as wood or stone. Liquids have free motion among their parts, and easily yield to impression, as water and wine. Gaseous substances are elastic fluids, called vapors and gases, as air and oxygen gas.
That with regard to, or about which, anything takes place or is done; the thing aimed at, treated of, or treated; subject of action, discussion, consideration, feeling, complaint, legal action, or the like; theme. ``If the matter should be tried by duel.''
Son of God, Savior of men! Thy name Shall be the copious matter of my song.
Every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge.
--Ex. xviii. 22.
That which one has to treat, or with which one has to do; concern; affair; business.
To help the matter, the alchemists call in many vanities out of astrology.
Some young female seems to have carried matters so far, that she is ripe for asking advice.
Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence; importance; significance; moment; -- chiefly in the phrases what matter? no matter, and the like.
A prophet some, and some a poet, cry; No matter which, so neither of them lie.
Inducing cause or occasion, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing; difficulty; trouble.
And this is the matter why interpreters upon that passage in Hosea will not consent it to be a true story, that the prophet took a harlot to wife.
Amount; quantity; portion; space; -- often indefinite.
Away he goes, . . . a matter of seven miles.
I have thoughts to tarry a small matter.
No small matter of British forces were commanded over sea the year before.
Substance excreted from living animal bodies; that which is thrown out or discharged in a tumor, boil, or abscess; pus; purulent substance.
(Metaph.) That which is permanent, or is supposed to be given, and in or upon which changes are effected by psychological or physical processes and relations; -- opposed to form.
(Print.) Written manuscript, or anything to be set in type; copy; also, type set up and ready to be used, or which has been used, in printing.
Dead matter (Print.), type which has been used, or which is not to be used, in printing, and is ready for distribution.
Live matter (Print.), type set up, but not yet printed from.
Matter in bar, Matter of fact. See under Bar, and Fact.
Matter of record, anything recorded.
Upon the matter, or Upon the whole matter, considering the whole; taking all things into view; all things considered.
Waller, with Sir William Balfour, exceeded in horse, but were, upon the whole matter, equal in foot.
Matter \Mat"ter\, v. t. To regard as important; to take account of; to care for.
He did not matter cold nor hunger.
Matter \Mat"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mattered; p. pr. & vb. n. Mattering.]
To be of importance; to import; to signify.
It matters not how they were called.
To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate. [R.] ``Each slight sore mattereth.''
--Sir P. Sidney.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to be of importance or consequence," 1580s, from matter (n.). Related: Mattered; mattering.
c.1200, materie, "subject of thought, speech, or expression," from Anglo-French matere, Old French matere "subject, theme, topic; substance, content, material; character, education" (12c., Modern French matière), from Latin materia "substance from which something is made," also "hard inner wood of a tree" (source also of Portuguese madeira "wood"), from mater "origin, source, mother" (see mother (n.1)). Or, on another theory, it represents *dmateria, from PIE root *dem-/*dom- (source of Latin domus "house," English timber). With sense development in Latin influenced by Greek hyle, of which it was the equivalent in philosophy.\n
\nMeaning "physical substance generally, matter, material" is early 14c.; that of "substance of which some specific object is made or consists of" is attested from late 14c. That of "piece of business, affair, activity, situation, circumstance" is from late 14c. From mid-14c. as "subject of a literary work, content of what is written, main theme." Also in Middle English as "cause, reasons, ground; essential character; field of investigation."\n
\nMatter of course "something expected" attested from 1739. For that matter attested from 1670s. What is the matter "what concerns (someone), the cause of the difficulty" is attested from mid-15c. To make no matter "be no difference to" also is mid-15c.
n. 1 Substance, material. 2 # (context physics English) The basic structural component of the universe. Matter usually has mass and volume. 3 # (context physics English) Matter made up of normal particles, not antiparticles. (Non-antimatter matter). 4 # A kind of substance. 5 # Written material (especially in books or magazines). 6 # (context philosophy English) Aristotelian: undeveloped potentiality subject to change and development; formlessness. ''Matter'' receives (term form English), and becomes (term substance English). 7 A condition, subject or affair, especially one of concern. vb. (context intransitive English) To be important.
n. that which has mass and occupies space; "an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter" [syn: substance]
a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well" [syn: affair, thing]
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" [syn: topic, subject, issue]
a problem; "is anything the matter?"
(used with negation) having consequence; "they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"
written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
Matter is a science fiction novel from Iain M. Banks set in his Culture universe. It was published on 25 January 2008.
Matter was a finalist for the 2009 Prometheus Award.
Matter is the substance of which objects are made.
Matter may also refer to:
- Matter (philosophy), a concept in philosophy
- Matter (novel), a 2008 novel by Iain M Banks
- Matter (venue), a 2008-2010 venue in the O London
- Matter (video game), a cancelled video game for the Xbox 360
- Matter Valley, a Swiss valley containing Zermatt
- Matter (magazine), an online science publication
- Matter (album), a 2016 album by synthpop artist St Lucia
Matter is the substrate from which physical existence is derived, remaining more or less constant amid changes. The word "matter" is derived from the Latin word māteria, meaning "wood" in the sense "material", as distinct from "mind" or "form".
Matter was a London music venue and nightclub that opened in September 2008, after three years of planning. A 2,600 capacity live music venue and nightclub, it was the second project for owners Cameron Leslie and Keith Reilly, founders of the London club Fabric. Matter is the third venue to open at The O in south-east London.
Matter housed several visual installations, a sound system of some 200 speakers and a version of Fabric's 'BodySonic' dance floor, the 'BodyKinetic' floor.
Matter's music policy was set by London promoter Will Harold. It featured three bimonthly residencies, Hospitality ( Hospital Records), RAMatter ( RAM Records) and FWD>>/Rinse ( Rinse FM).
Architect William Russell, of Pentagram, was commissioned to design the venue with partner Angus Hyland, who was responsible for the branding.
In May 2010 the venue announced it would close for the summer due to financial difficulties suffered as a consequence of continued delays with the TfL upgrade of the Jubilee Line.
The venue formerly housing Matter became a nightclub called Proud2, which opened in March 2011.
The date it ceased to be Proud2 and became Building Six was around August 2013.
Before the 20th century, the term matter included ordinary matter composed of atoms and excluded other energy phenomena such as light or sound. This concept of matter may be generalized from atoms to include any objects having mass even when at rest, but this is ill-defined because an object's mass can arise from its (possibly massless) constituents' motion and interaction energies. Thus, matter does not have a universal definition, nor is it a fundamental concept in physics today. Matter is also used loosely as a general term for the substance that makes up all observable physical objects.
All the objects from everyday life that we can bump into, touch or squeeze are composed of atoms. This atomic matter is in turn made up of interacting subatomic particles—usually a nucleus of protons and neutrons, and a cloud of orbiting electrons. Typically, science considers these composite particles matter because they have both rest mass and volume. By contrast, massless particles, such as photons, are not considered matter, because they have neither rest mass nor volume. However, not all particles with rest mass have a classical volume, since fundamental particles such as quarks and leptons (sometimes equated with matter) are considered "point particles" with no effective size or volume. Nevertheless, quarks and leptons together make up "ordinary matter", and their interactions contribute to the effective volume of the composite particles that make up ordinary matter.
Matter exists in states (or phases): the classical solid, liquid, and gas; as well as the more exotic plasma, Bose–Einstein condensates, fermionic condensates, and quark–gluon plasma.
For much of the history of the natural sciences people have contemplated the exact nature of matter. The idea that matter was built of discrete building blocks, the so-called particulate theory of matter, was first put forward by the Greek philosophers Leucippus (~490 BC) and Democritus (~470–380 BC).
Matter is the second studio album by New York-based act St. Lucia. It was released on January 29, 2016 via Columbia Records.
Matter is a cancelled video game for the Xbox 360. It would have used the Kinect peripheral. It was originally announced at E3 2012; the game was set in a universe similar to that of Tron, with futuristic, industrial graphics, and featured small, metallic balls as the main characters. Originally, filmmaker Gore Verbinski, director of Pirates of the Caribbean and Rango, was attached to the project.
The game was announced to be cancelled about a year later. While reasons for the cancellation are unknown, a poster on the NeoGAF forums hinted at mismanagement and the studio's unfamiliarity of game development as the main problem.
Matter is an online publication specializing in long-form articles about science, technology, medicine and the environment. The site was launched in November 2012 with "Do No Harm", a 7,800-word article about a controversial treatment for a rare neurological condition. Matter now publishes a single story each month.
The founders, journalists Bobbie Johnson and Jim Giles, funded the project by raising $140,000 on Kickstarter in March 2012. The success of the campaign generated discussion about new business models in journalism. Under the Matter business model, long-form articles were sold individually, much as book publishers sell individual books. Matter stories cost 99c and were available at the Matter website and in Amazon's Kindle Singles store. Matter also operates a membership scheme. Members are invited to Q&As with Matter authors and are able to take part in the publication's collaborate commissioning process.
In April 2013, Johnson and Giles announced that Matter had been acquired by Medium, a new publishing platform established by Twitter founder Ev Williams. Johnson and Giles said that neither Matter nor Medium had any plans to change the publication's business model or editorial focus.
Usage examples of "matter".
So they abode a little, and the more part of what talk there was came from the Lady, and she was chiefly asking Ralph of his home in Upmeads, and his brethren and kindred, and he told her all openly, and hid naught, while her voice ravished his very soul from him, and it seemed strange to him, that such an one should hold him in talk concerning these simple matters and familiar haps, and look on him so kindly and simply.
Their origins are a matter of record, in the merger nineteen years ago of the depraved Temple of Abraxas with a discredited house of surgical software, Frewin Maisang Tobermory.
However, the Supreme Court declined to sustain Congress when, under the guise of enforcing the Fourteenth Amendment by appropriate legislation, it enacted a statute which was not limited to take effect only in case a State should abridge the privileges of United States citizens, but applied no matter how well the State might have performed its duty, and would subject to punishment private individuals who conspired to deprive anyone of the equal protection of the laws.
And this is the Absolute Ugly: an ugly thing is something that has not been entirely mastered by pattern, that is by Reason, the Matter not yielding at all points and in all respects to Ideal-Form.
Matter, then, thus brought to order must lose its own nature in the supreme degree unless its baseness is an accidental: if it is base in the sense of being Baseness the Absolute, it could never participate in order, and, if evil in the sense of being Evil the Absolute, it could never participate in good.
Nor can we, on the other hand, think that matter is simply Absolute Magnitude.
But the point is that, where there once appeared a single and absolutely unbridgeable gap between the world of matter and the world of lifea gap that posed a completely unsolvable problemthere now appeared only a series of minigaps.
Eucharist the priest perfects the sacrament by merely pronouncing the words over the matter, so the mere words which the priest while absolving pronounces over the penitent perfect the sacrament of absolution.
Whenever the leaves remain inflected during several days over seeds, it is clear that they absorb some matter from them.
The glands of Drosera absorb matter from living seeds, which are injured or killed by the secretion.
Besides the glands, both surfaces of the leaves and the pedicels of the tentacles bear numerous minute papillae, which absorb carbonate of ammonia, an infusion of raw meat, metallic salts, and probably many other substances, but the absorption of matter by these papillae never induces inflection.
The experiments proving that the leaves are capable of true digestion, and that the glands absorb the digested matter, are given in detail in the sixth chapter.
The secretion with animal matter in solution is then drawn by capillary attraction over the whole surface of the leaf, causing all the glands to secrete and allowing them to absorb the diffused animal matter.
Utricularia,-it is probable that these processes absorb excrementitious and decaying animal matter.
These probably sink down besmeared with the secretion and rest on the small sessile glands, which, if we may judge by the analogy of Drosophyllum, then pour forth their secretion and afterwards absorb the digested matter.