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matt

[mat] /mæt/
adjective, noun, verb (used with object)
1.
matte1 .

Matt

[mat] /mæt/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Matthew.

Matt.

1.

matte1

or mat, matt

[mat] /mæt/
adjective
1.
having a dull or lusterless surface:
matte paint; a matte complexion; a photograph with a matte finish.
noun
2.
a dull or dead surface, often slightly roughened, as on metals, paint, paper, or glass.
3.
a tool for producing such a surface.
4.
Metallurgy. an unfinished metallic product of the smelting of certain sulfide ores, especially those of copper.
5.
Movies. matte shot.
verb (used with object), matted, matting.
6.
to finish with a matte surface.
Origin of matte1
1640-1650
1640-50; < French mat (masculine), matte (feminine), Old French < Late Latin mattus moist, soft, weak, perhaps < *maditus, derivative of Latin madēre to be wet
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  • "Don't invest it till you get it, Carl," interposed matt dryly.

  • “I told you it was hopeless, matt,” Scott said in a discouraged voice.

    White Fang Jack London
  • I'll give you an extra hundred, matt, if you'll bring the car through.

    Motor Matt's Mystery Stanley R. Matthews
  • matt took the rifle and began slowly to raise it to his shoulder.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Just then matt had his own hands full and could not pay any more attention to what was going on by the car.

    Motor Matt's Daring Rescue Stanley R. Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for matt

matt

/mæt/
adjective, noun, verb
1.
variant spellings of mat2 (sense 2), mat1 (sense 3), mat2 (sense 5)

Matt.

abbreviation
1.
Matthew

matte1

/mæt/
noun
1.
an impure fused material consisting of metal sulphides produced during the smelting of a sulphide ore
Word Origin
C19: from French

matte2

/mæt/
noun
1.
(films, television) a mask used to blank out part of an image so that another image can be superimposed
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Word Origin and History for matt

matte

n.

variant of mat (n.2).

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Related Abbreviations for matt

Matt.

Matthew
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