matting matting  /ˈmæ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
  2. (n) mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
  3. (n) sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
  4. (n) a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven
  5. (n) a master's degree in teaching
  6. (n) the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
  7. (n) a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
  8. (v) twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
  9. (v) change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
  10. (adj) not reflecting light; not glossy
  11. (n) a covering of coarse fabric (usually of straw or hemp)
  12. (n) mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  • Squatting on prayer rugs and matting, his congregation droned with him, sometimes leaning forward, touching their Korans with their foreheads.

News

  1. A Plus Warehouse Introduces Swimming Pool Matting for the Summer

    A Plus Warehouse has sold mats for many years and is pleased to add another type to the already great collection. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/matting/swimming-pool-matting/prweb10823965.htm
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Photo workshops just in time for club contest

    The Southwest Missouri Camera Club is offering a series of workshops including basic photography, a focus on flowers, and a matting and framing course, just in time for the annual Nature in the Park Photography Contest.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Springfield News-Leader

Quotes

  1. "We absolutely expected [the kidnappers] to cut us down as they ran," recalled Farrell. "We were crouching targets in a long, narrow room devoid of anything but walls and matting. We were no longer of any use to them."
    on Sep 12, 2009 By: Stephen Farrell Source: Times Online

  2. "I beg your pardon," the Field Marshal replied. "You've got no hope in the world of ever being invited to Australia until you stop playing on matting."
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Ayub Khan Source: CricInfo.com

  3. "I remember in those days there was no turf wicket, rather a matting surface," said Nari Contractor, who scored 41 and 50 in that match. "Gupte got the wickets on the first day itself."
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Nari Contractor Source: Rediff

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