Definition for material

adjective as in bodily, tangible

adjective as in important, relevant

noun as in matter, fabric

noun as in written matter

Strongest matches

data, evidence, information, text, work

Strong matches

facts, notes, reading

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Example Sentences

This is because all three used the same materials and pedagogical approach.

Facebook Business Suite has the potential to make them better social media marketers, which could then have a material impact on SMB sales — and survival.

The purse-size bag is made with whitewater-raft-shell material and eschews the typical roll-top or waterproof zipper for a double seal using strong magnets and Velcro.

First, the placement of the audit report to be discussed on our committee’s website is behind some 300 pages of other material, as if someone were trying to bury it.

NASA will sort out any retrieval plans for the material at a later date.

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The CDA was passed not in the name of censorship but in the name of protecting children from stumbling across sexual material.

The genetic material can grow quickly, but are typically riddled with errors or defects.

Cold War fears could be manipulated through misleading art to attract readers to daunting material.

Where the U.S. once depended on its own forces to determine who was military material, this time the Iraqis will decide.

In any case, some enterprising independent producer might have enough material for a reality-show pilot.

Eggs and nestlings were found lying on the bare soil at the inner ends of the burrows; no nesting material was found.

I would ask you to imagine it translated into every language, a common material of understanding throughout all the world.

The sleeves of his doublet which protruded from his leather casing were of the same colour and material as his trunks.

It makes out of the savage raw material which is our basal mental stuff, a citizen.

She waited for the material pictures which she thought would gather and blaze before her imagination.


On this page you'll find 202 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to material, such as: actual, appreciable, earthly, perceptible, physical, and substantial.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.