Matinal to Mature
(Mat"in*al) a. Relating to the morning, or to matins; matutinal.
(Mat`i*née") n. [F., from matin. See Matin.] A reception, or a musical or dramatic entertainment,
held in the daytime. See SoirÉe.
(Ma*trass") n. [F. matras; perh. so called from its long narrow neck; cf. OF. matras large arrow,
L. materis, mataris, matara, a Celtic javelin, pike; of Celtic origin.] (Chem.) A round- bottomed glass
flask having a long neck; a bolthead.
(Mat"ress) n. See Matress.
(Ma"tri*arch) n. [L. mater mother + -arch.] The mother and ruler of a family or of her descendants; a
ruler by maternal right.
(Ma`tri*ar"chal) a. Of or pertaining to a matriarch; governed by a matriarch.
(Ma"tri*ar"chate) n. The office or jurisdiction of a matriarch; a matriarchal form of government.
(Ma"trice) n. [Cf. F. matrice. See Matrix.] See Matrix.
(Mat"ri*ci`dal) a. Of or pertaining to matricide.
(Mat"ri*cide) n. [L. matricidium; mater mother + coedere to kill, slay: cf. F. matricide. See
Mother, and cf. Homicide.]
1. The murder of a mother by her son or daughter.
2. [L. matricida: cf. F. matricide.] One who murders one's own mother.
(Ma*tric"u*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matriculated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Matriculating.] [L. matricula
a public roll or register, dim. of matrix a mother, in respect to propagation, also, a public register. See
Matrix.] To enroll; to enter in a register; specifically, to enter or admit to membership in a body or society,
particularly in a college or university, by enrolling the name in a register.
In discovering and matriculating the arms of commissaries from North America.Sir W. Scott.
(Ma*tric"u*late), v. i. To go though the process of admission to membership, as by examination
and enrollment, in a society or college.
(Ma*tric"u*late) a. Matriculated. Skelton. n. One who is matriculated. Arbuthnot.
(Ma*tric`u*la"tion) n. The act or process of matriculating; the state of being matriculated.
(Mat"ri*moine) n. Matrimony. [Obs.]
(Mat`ri*mo"ni*al) a. [L. matrimonialis: cf. F. matrimonial. See Matrimony.] Of or pertaining
to marriage; derived from marriage; connubial; nuptial; hymeneal; as, matrimonial rights or duties.
If he relied upon that title, he could be but a king at courtesy, and have rather a matrimonial than a
Syn. Connubial; conjugal; sponsal; spousal; nuptial; hymeneal.
(Mat`ri*mo"ni*al*ly), adv. In a matrimonial manner.
(Mat`ri*mo"ni*ous) a. Matrimonial. [R.] Milton.