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Adjective material has 6 senses
  1. material - concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"
    unworldly (indirect, via worldly)
  2. material - derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe"
    immaterial, nonmaterial, intangible, nonphysical
  3. material - directly relevant to a matter especially a law case; "his support made a material difference"; "evidence material to the issue at hand"; "facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts"; "a material witness"
  4. material - concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being; "material needs"; "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"- T.Roosevelt
    mental (indirect, via physical)
  5. corporeal, material - having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett
  6. substantial, real, material - having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
Noun material has 5 senses
  1. material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
    --1 is a kind of substance, matter
    --1 has particulars:
     rind; atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck; ammunition; floccule, floc; HAZMAT; raw material, staple; sorbate; sorbent, sorbent material; diamagnet; mineral; rock, stone; adhesive material, adhesive; sealing material; animal material; fluff; bimetal; abrasive, abradant, abrasive material; chemical; composite material; conductor; insulator, dielectric, nonconductor; contaminant, contamination; particulate, particulate matter; dust; elastomer; earth, ground; discharge, emission; detritus; waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product; fiber, fibre; filling, fill; foam; lubricant, lubricator, lubricating substance; homogenate; humate; impregnation; paper; packing material, packing, wadding; coloring material, colouring material, color, colour; plant material; radioactive material; thickening, thickener; toner; transparent substance, translucent substance; undercut; builder, detergent builder; vernix, vernix caseosa
  2. material - information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form; "the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"
    --2 is a kind of
    information, info
    --2 has particulars: rehash; copy
  3. material - things needed for doing or making something; "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 has particulars: packaging; railing; roofing
  4. fabric, cloth, material, textile - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
    --4 is a kind of artifact, artefact
    --4 has parts: edging; hem
    --4 has substances: warp; woof, weft, filling, pick
    --4 has particulars:
     aba, aba cloth; acrylic; Aertex; alpaca; baize; basket weave; batik; batiste; belting; boucle; broadcloth; broadcloth; brocade; buckram; bunting; calico; cambric; camel's hair, camelhair; camlet; camouflage, camo; canopy; canvas, canvass; cashmere; cerecloth; challis; chambray; chenille; chiffon; chino, chino cloth; chintz; coating; cord, corduroy; cotton, cotton cloth; cotton flannel, Canton flannel; crepe, crape; cretonne; crinoline; damask; denim, dungaree, jean; diamonte; diaper; dimity; doeskin; drapery; duck; duffel, duffle; elastic; etamine, etamin; faille; felt; fiber, fibre, vulcanized fiber; flannel; flannelette; fleece; foulard; frieze; fustian; gabardine; georgette; gingham; grogram; grosgrain; haircloth, hair; herringbone; homespun, homespun fabric; hopsacking, hopsack; horsehair; jaconet; jacquard; khadi, khaddar; khaki; knit, knitted fabric; lace; lame; leatherette, imitation leather; linen; linsey-woolsey; lint; lisle; mackinaw; mackintosh, macintosh; madras; marseille; mohair; moire, watered-silk; moleskin; monk's cloth; moquette; moreen; motley; mousseline de sole; muslin; nankeen; net, network, mesh, meshing, meshwork; ninon; nylon; oilcloth; olive drab; organza; paisley; panting, trousering; pepper-and-salt; percale; permanent press, permanent-press fabric, durable press, durable-press fabric; piece of cloth, piece of material; pilot cloth; pique; plush; polyester; pongee; poplin; print; quilting; rayon; rep, repp; sackcloth; sacking, bagging; sailcloth; samite; sateen; satin; screening; scrim; seersucker; serge; shag; shantung; sharkskin; sheeting; shirting; shirttail; silesia; silk; spandex; sponge cloth; stammel; suede cloth, suede; suiting; swan's down; taffeta; tammy; tapa, tappa; tapestry, tapis; tartan, plaid; terry, terry cloth, terrycloth; ticking; toweling, towelling; tweed; twill; upholstery material; Velcro; velours, velour; velvet; velveteen; vicuna; Viyella; voile; wash-and-wear, wash-and-wear fabric; waterproof; web; webbing; whipcord; wincey; wire cloth; wool, woolen, woollen; worsted; yoke; pina cloth
  5. material - a person judged suitable for admission or employment; "he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"
    --5 is a kind of
    applicant, applier
matenalism mateos mater mater turrita materailism materfamilias materia materia medica material material body material breach material possession material requirements planning material resource material resource planning material to protect for example glass material witness

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