material material  /mə ˈtɪ ri əl/


  1. (n) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
  2. (n) information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
  3. (n) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  4. (n) things needed for doing or making something
  5. (n) a person judged suitable for admission or employment
  6. (adj) concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
  7. (adj) derived from or composed of matter
  8. (adj) directly relevant to a matter especially a law case
  9. (adj) concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being
  10. (adj) having material or physical form or substance
  11. (adj) having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary



  1. A federal appeals court ruled that former Attorney General John Ashcroft can be held liable for people who were wrongfully detained as material witnesses after 911.
  2. Material was obtained during the execution of those warrants, that material is now being analyzed, and we'll see what develops from the analaysis.
  3. When combined with formaldehyde and exposed to extreme heat, melamine creates a moldable material that, when cooled, is virtually unbreakable and dishwasher-safe.


  1. Paris Hilton: Material Possessions Aren’t Important To Me

    Paris Hilton lives in a gated community, inside a mansion filled with portraits of herself, with a pink Bentley in the driveway that has an interior literally encrusted with diamonds. But she says material things aren’t important to her. The socialite-turned-reality-star has lived what anyone would say is a sheltered life. Growing up as the [...] Paris Hilton: Material Possessions Aren’t ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Global and China Superhard Material and Product Industry Report, 2012-2015

    NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global and China Superhard Material and Product Industry Report, 2012-2015 ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. SJF Material Handling Named "100 Best" by Minnesota Business Magazine

    SJF Material Handling Inc. in Winsted, Mn. is named one of Minnesota’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” in 2013. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "This begins with addressing Iran and Syria. These two regimes are allowing terrorists and insurgents to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq. Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops," Bush said. "We will...
    on Jan 11, 2007 By: President Bush Source: ABC News

  2. In his opening remarks at the opening of the summit, Obama said "the risk of nuclear attack has gone up," noting that "terrorist networks such as al-Qaida have tried to acquire the material for a nuclear weapon, and if they ever succeeded,...
    on Apr 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Manila Bulletin

  3. "Today's indictment, which alleges that a woman from suburban America agreed to carry out murder overseas and to provide material support to terrorists, underscores the evolving nature of the threat we face," said David Kris, assistant attorney...
    on Mar 11, 2010 By: David S. Kris Source: Toronto Star

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