Mat Mat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Matting}.] 1. To cover or lay with mats. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle. [1913 Webster]

And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • Matted — Mat ted, a. [See {Matte}.] Having a dull surface; lusterless; unburnished; same as {matte}; as, matted gold leaf or gilding. [1913 Webster] {Matted glass}, glass ornamented with figures on a dull ground. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Matted — Mat ted, a. [See 3d {Mat}.] 1. Covered with a mat or mats; as, a matted floor. [1913 Webster] 2. Tangled closely together; having its parts adhering closely together; as, matted hair. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • matted — matted; un·matted; …   English syllables

  • matted — matted1 [mat′id] adj. 1. closely tangled together in a dense mass [matted hair] 2. covered with a dense growth 3. covered with or enclosed in matting or mats matted2 [mat′id] adj. having a matte, or dull finish …   English World dictionary

  • matted — index inextricable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • matted — tangled and lying flat (of hair, etc.), 1610s, pp. adjective from MAT (Cf. mat) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • matted — [adj] tangled disordered, kinky, knotted, rumpled, snarled, tousled, twisted, uncombed; concept 606 Ant. unknotted, untangled …   New thesaurus

  • matted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of hair or fur) tangled into a thick mass …   English terms dictionary

  • matted — mat|ted [ˈmætıd] adj [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: MAT1] matted hair or fur is twisted or stuck together in a thick mass ▪ a cat with a dirty matted coat matted with ▪ Her hair was matted with blood …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • matted — matted1 mattedly, adv. mattedness, n. /mat id/, adj. 1. covered with a dense growth or a tangled mass: a garden matted with weeds. 2. formed into a mat; entangled in a thick mass: matted hair. 3. formed of mats, or of plaited or woven material. 4 …   Universalium

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