- n a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
- n mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
- n sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
- n a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven
a mat of weeds and grass
- n a master's degree in teaching
- n the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
- n a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
- v twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
- v change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
- s not reflecting light; not glossy
a photograph with a matte finish
- Or pay for a $30 mat in the store? According to the yogis, the thick black Manduka mat makes a real difference.
- It was perhaps inevitable that people would start taking their yoga mats into their therapist's office.
- Do you think we should go to the mat stopping Sotomayor? Do you think we oughta go to the wall to oppose her? And I said absolutely we should.
- Scott Boras in SI.com
One thing is clear -- D-Mat will someday be a major league player,Boras said. "We have further negotiating to do. The deadline's not here in five minutes. The parties do understand what this player's value is in the free-agent system."
- Armando Iannucci in Scotsman
Iannucci told the Edinburgh International Television Festival: "A man kicking a mat in frustration on his way into a stadium before a race is quietly re-edited to make it look like he's kicking it on the way out after the race. The laws of time are...
- Hillary Rodham Clinton in FOXNews
Clinton tells fans to call her "Hill-Rod," recites her agenda and promises to be "a president who will go to the mat for you."