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Matter 1Definition: 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.
Matter 2Definition: 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.
Matter 3Definition: 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.
Matter 4Definition: That which one has to treat, or with which one has to do; concern; affair; business.
Matter 5Definition: Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence; importance; significance; moment; chiefly in the
phrases what matter
? no matter, and the like.
Matter 6Definition: Inducing cause or occasion, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing; difficulty; trouble.
Matter 7Definition: Amount; quantity; portion; space; often indefinite.
Matter 8Definition: Substance excreted from living animal bodies; that which is thrown out or discharged in a tumor, boil, or abscess; pus; purulent substance.
Matter 9Definition: That which is permanent, or is supposed to be given, and in or upon which
changes are effected by psychological or physical
relations; opposed to form.
Matter 10Definition: 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.
Matter 11Definition: To be of importance; to import; to signify.
Matter 12Definition: To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.
Matter 13Definition: To regard as important; to take account of; to care for.
matter 14Definition: that which has mass and
occupies space; "an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter"
matter 15Definition: (used with negation) having consequence; "they were
friends and it was no matter who won the
matter 16Definition: a vaguely specified concern; "several
matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
matter 17Definition: a problem; "is anything the
matter 18Definition: 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"
matter 19Definition: written works (especially in
magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
matter 20Definition: have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much"