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Another word for matter

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Noun
  1. That which occupies space and can be perceived by the senses

      1. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
      2. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
      3. A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
      1. The state or quality of being material.
      2. Physical substance; matter.
    See also:

    body

  2. That from which things are or can be made

      1. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
      2. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
      3. A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
      1. The material out of which something is made or formed; substance.
      2. The essential substance or elements; essence:
      3. Unspecified material:
      1. The substance or substances out of which a thing is or can be made.
      2. Something, such as an idea or information, that is to be refined and made or incorporated into a finished effort:
      3. Tools or apparatus for the performance of a given task:
  3. What a speech, piece of writing, or artistic work is about

      1. The subject of a speech, essay, thesis, or discourse.
      2. A subject of discussion or conversation.
      3. A subdivision of a theme, thesis, or outline.
      1. A topic of discourse or discussion.
      2. A subject of artistic representation.
      3. An implicit or recurrent idea; a motif:
      1. The original words of something written or printed, as opposed to a paraphrase, translation, revision, or condensation.
      2. The words of a speech appearing in print.
      3. Words, as of a libretto, that are set to music in a composition.
      1. Matter under consideration in a written work or speech; a theme.
      1. Being in a position or in circumstances that place one under the power or authority of another or others:
      2. Prone; disposed:
      3. Likely to incur or receive; exposed:
      1. A sharp or tapered end:
      2. An object having a sharp or tapered end:
      3. A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.
      1. A discussion in which disagreement is expressed; a debate.
      2. A quarrel; a dispute.
      3. A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
    See also:

    meaning

  4. Something to be done, considered, or dealt with

      1. An object or entity that is not or cannot be named specifically:
      2. An individual object, especially an inanimate object:
      3. A creature:
      1. The activity of buying and selling commodities, products, or services:
      2. The amount or volume of this activity:
      3. The variety of this activity in which a person is engaged:
      1. Something done or experienced; a matter or event:
      2. A matter of personal concern:
      3. A matter causing public scandal and controversy:
    See also:

    thing

Verb
  1. To be of significance or importance

      1. To determine the weight of, as with a scale:
      2. To measure or apportion (a certain quantity) by weight. Often used with out:
      3. To balance in the mind in order to make a choice; ponder or evaluate:
      1. To denote; mean:
      2. To be a sign or indication of; suggest or imply:
      3. To make known, as with a sign or word:
      1. To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale.
      2. To receive (data) into one program from another.
      3. To carry or hold the meaning of; signify:
      1. To name or list (the units of a group or collection) one by one in order to determine a total; number.
      2. To recite numerals in ascending order up to and including:
      3. To include in a reckoning; take account of:
    See also:

    important

Another word for matter

Noun
  1. Substance

  2. Difficulty

      1. The state of being perplexed or puzzled.
      2. The state of being intricate or complicated:
      3. Something that perplexes:
      1. To cause strain, anxiety, or suffering to.
      2. To mar or otherwise treat (an object or fabric, for example) to give the appearance of an antique or of heavy prior use.
      3. To constrain or overcome by harassment.
      1. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
      2. A distressing or difficult circumstance or situation:
      3. A cause or source of distress, disturbance, or difficulty:
    See also:

    difficulty

  3. Subject

      1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination:
      2. A firm decision to do something:
      3. A course of action determined or decided on:
      1. The distinctness or clarity of an image rendered by an optical system.
      2. The state of maximum distinctness or clarity of such an image:
      3. An apparatus used to adjust the focal length of an optical system in order to make an image distinct or clear:
      1. A state of curiosity or concern about or attention to something:
      2. Something, such as a quality, subject, or activity, that evokes this mental state:
      3. Regard for one's own benefit or advantage; self-interest:
  4. An affair

    See also:

    affair

  5. Pus

    See also:

    sore

Verb
  1. To be of importance

    See also:

    mean

  2. To form or discharge pus

    See also:

    decay