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Definition of "mat" []

  • A flat piece of coarse fabric or other material used for wiping one's shoes or feet, or in various other forms as a floor covering. (noun)
  • A small flat piece of decorated material placed under a lamp, dish of food, or other object. (noun)
  • Sports A floor pad to protect athletes, as in wrestling or gymnastics. (noun)
  • A densely woven or thickly tangled mass: a mat of hair. (noun)
  • The solid part of a lace design. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mat" in a sentence
  • "Actually the article is mainly about whether to use a sticky mat or go commando on the bare floor for all you hygiene enthusiasts, apparently the floor gets cleaned a lot more than your mat*, but anyone who has been to a yoga studio knows that your yoga mat says a lot about who you are and how you live your life."
  • "Actually the article is mainly about whether to use a sticky mat or go commando on the bare floor (for all you hygiene enthusiasts, apparently the floor gets cleaned a lot more than your mat*), but anyone who has been to a yoga studio knows that your yoga mat says a lot about who you are and how you live your life."
  • "Because Adji now has his own place, he no longer eats with any of his older relatives, and because women and men always eat separately (at least in Muslim homes) the dinner "mat" is just Adji and me."