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See also MAT, Mat., mât, mať, and mạt

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Old English meatte, from Late Latin matta, from Patrono:Phn[[Category:Patrono:Phn derivations|Mat]] (cf. Patrono:He miṭṭāh 'bed, couch').

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Singular
Mat

Plural
Mats

Mat (plural Mats)
  1. A flat piece of coarse material used for wiping one’s feet, or as a decorative or protective floor covering.
  2. A small flat piece of material used to protect a surface from anything hot or rough; a coaster.
  3. Patrono:Athletics A floor pad to protect athletes.
  4. A thickly tangled mess, of hair etc.
  5. A thick paper or paperboard border used to inset and center the contents of a frame.
  6. A thin layer of woven, non-woven, or knitted fiber that serves as reinforcement to a material.

Patrono:Rfex

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Infinitive
to Mat

Third person singular
Mats

Simple past
matted

Past participle
matted

Present participle
matting

to Mat (third-person singular simple present Mats, present participle matting, simple past and past participle matted)
  1. (transitive) To cover, protect or decorate with mats.
  2. (intransitive) To form a thick, tangled mess.

Patrono:Rfex

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Mat [[Category:Patrono:Br adjectives|Mat]]

  1. good

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Paneuropean word, from Persian origin shāh māt (“the king is dead”).

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Mat m.

  1. checkmate

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From Patrono:Dum[[Category:nl:Patrono:Dum derivations|Mat]] matte, borrowed from Latin matta, which is borrowed from Phoenician. Cognates include English mat and German Matte.[1]

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Mat c. (plural Matten, diminutive Matje)

  1. rug, mat
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From Patrono:Dum[[Category:nl:Patrono:Dum derivations|Mat]] mat (“checkmate”), borrowed from Old French mat (checkmate), borrowed from Persian شاه مات (šâh mât), the king is dead).[1] Cognate to English checkmate.

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Mat c. (plural Matten, diminutive Matje)

  1. checkmate
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From Patrono:Dum[[Category:nl:Patrono:Dum derivations|Mat]] mat, borrowed from Old French mat, from Latin mattus (depressed).[1] See also French mat (adjective).

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Patrono:Nl-adj

  1. matte, not reflecting light
  2. dull, uninteresting
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Mat

  1. The first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of matten.
  2. The imperative of matten.

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See Dutch meten.

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Mat

  1. The singular past indicative of meten.

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  1. 1,0 1,1 1,2 J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

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Probably from Latin mattus, whence Italian matto.[1]

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  • IPA: /ma/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Homophones: ma

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Mat m. (f. Mate, m. plural Mats, f. plural Mates)

  1. matt
  2. pale

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Abbreviation of the French expression échec et mat, from Persian شاه مات (shah mat), the king is dead).[2]

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Mat m. (f. Mate, m. plural Mats, f. plural Mates)

  1. checkmated

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Mat m. (plural Mats)

  1. checkmate

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  1. Patrono:Cite book
  2. Patrono:Cite book

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From Old Norse matr. Cognates include: Danish mad, Swedish mat, Gothic mats, Old English mete (English meat).[1] Patrono:Rfscript

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mat m.

  1. food

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  1. Alf Torp, "Nynorsk Etymologisk Ordbok", Oslo 1992 (reprint), ISBN 82-90520-17-4

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File:POL PMW dyst mat.svg

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Mat m.

  1. checkmate (conclusive victory in a game of chess)


This Polish entry was created from the translations listed at checkmate. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see Mat in the Polish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) February 2010


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From Latin maritus.

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Mat m. [[Category:Patrono:Rm nouns|Mat]]

  1. boy

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From Arabic, from Persian شاه مات (šâh mât), the king is left unable to escape).

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mat m. (genitive matu, plural maty)

  1. The final move in a chess game, the checkmate.

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From Old Norse matr.

Declination for Mat Singular Uncountable
Common Indefinite Definite
Base form Mat maten
Possessive form Mats matens

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Mat c.

  1. food

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