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8 entries found for mat.
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Main Entry: 1mat
Pronunciation: primarystressmat
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English meatte "mat," from Latin matta (same meaning); of Semitic origin
1 a : a piece of coarse fabric of rush, straw, or wool b : a piece of material in front of a door to wipe dirty shoe soles on c : a decorative piece of material used under a dish or vase d : a pad or cushion for gymnastics or wrestling
2 : something made up of many tangled strands <a thick mat of vegetation>

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