from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of mat2.
- adj. Variant of mat2.
- n. A mixture of a metal with its sulfides, produced by smelting the sulfide ores of copper, lead, or nickel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A decorative border around a picture
- n. A background, often painted or created with computers
- n. The molten metal sulfide phases typically formed during smelting of copper, nickel, and other base metals
- adj. dull, not reflective of light
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
- adj. Having a dull, lusterless surface finish; opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In metallurgy, a product of the smelting of sulphureted ores, obtained in the process which next follows the roasting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not reflecting light; not glossy
- n. the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
- n. a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted
- v. change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
Paraguay tea, which they call matte, as I mentioned before, is always drunk twice a day: this is brought upon a large silver salver, with four legs raised upon it, to receive a little cup made out of a small calabash or gourd, and tipped with silver.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
He figured if the plain matte finish worked, why not make them camo?
As Del said the 8400 in matte makes an excellent hunting rifle.
Rustoleum makes great sprays in matte finish that would do a good job.
Maybe will get my nails done in matte black with white letters and punctuation marks.
The newest additions to the line, the ShortTrac and LongTrac Stalker models, feature composite stocks and forearms in matte-black finish and European styling.
Flat finishes, also called matte paint jobs, are an emerging trend in luxury car design.
Even the plastic itself looks great -- more of what I'd call a matte finish with some texture, rather than a high gloss/smooth texture finish.
In the 1920s, he functioned as cinematographer for producer Harry Garson and, in the sound era, worked extensively with visual effects, helping to develop the technique known as matte painting.
But the truth of the matte is the public, and the audience, the producers have always known, that the public has an appetite, is interested in dramas that happen in courtrooms and in hospitals.