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Adjective mat has 1 sense
  1. flat, mat, matt, matte, matted - not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"
    Antonym: bright (indirect, via dull)
Noun mat has 6 senses
  1. mat - a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
    --1 is a kind of
    floor cover, floor covering
    --1 has particulars: doormat, welcome mat
  2. mat, matting - mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
    --2 is a kind of mounting
  3. mat, gym mat - sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
    --3 is a kind of sports equipment, sporting goods
    --3 has particulars: canvas, canvass; wrestling mat
  4. Master of Arts in Teaching, MAT - a master's degree in teaching
    --4 is a kind of master's degree
  5. flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte - the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    --5 is a kind of dullness, dulness
    Derived form: verb mat2
  6. mat - a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
    --6 is a kind of
    --6 has particulars: drip mat; mousepad, mouse mat; place mat
Verb mat has 2 senses
  1. entangle, tangle, mat, snarl - twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"
    --1 is one way to twist, twine, distort
    Sample sentence:
    They mat their hair
  2. felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat - change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"
    --2 is one way to change
    Derived forms: noun mat5, noun matting1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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