Matted glass, glass ornamented with figures on a dull ground.

(Mat"ted), a. [See 3d Mat.]

1. Covered with a mat or mats; as, a matted floor.

2. Tangled closely together; having its parts adhering closely together; as, matted hair.

(Mat"ter) n. [OE. matere, F. matière, fr. L. materia; perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. Mother, Madeira, Material.]

(Mat"ron*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matronized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Matronizing ]

1. To make a matron of; to make matronlike.

Childbed matronizes the giddiest spirits.

2. To act the part of a matron toward; to superintend; to chaperone; as, to matronize an assembly.

(Ma"tron*like`) a. Like a matron; sedate; grave; matronly.

(Ma"tron*ly), a.

1. Advanced in years; elderly.

2. Like, or befitting, a matron; grave; sedate.

(Mat`ro*nym"ic) n. [L. mater mother + -nymic, as in patronimic.] See Metronymic.

(Ma*tross") n. [D. matroos, fr. F. matelot.] (Mil.) Formerly, in the British service, a gunner or a gunner's mate; one of the soldiers in a train of artillery, who assisted the gunners in loading, firing, and sponging the guns. [Obs.]

(Matt) n. See Matte. Knight.

(Mat`ta*ges") n. (Zoöl.) A shrike or butcher bird; — written also matagasse. [Prov. Eng.]

(Mat"ta*more`) n. [F. matamore, from Ar. ma&tsdotmora.] A subterranean repository for wheat.

(Matte) n. [F. matte; cf. F. mat, masc., matte, fem., faint, dull, dim; — said of metals. See Mate checkmate.]

1. (Metallurgy) A partly reduced copper sulphide, obtained by alternately roasting and melting copper ore in separating the metal from associated iron ores, and called coarse metal, fine metal, etc., according to the grade of fineness. On the exterior it is dark brown or black, but on a fresh surface is yellow or bronzy in color.

2. A dead or dull finish, as in gilding where the gold leaf is not burnished, or in painting where the surface is purposely deprived of gloss.

(Mat"ted) a. [See Matte.] Having a dull surface; unburnished; as, matted gold leaf or gilding.

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