Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Covered with or made from mats.
  • adjective Tangled in a dense mass.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Covered with mats or matting.
  • Dull; lusterless; covered with a mat glaze: as, matted steel; matted glass; matted pottery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a dull surface; lusterless; unburnished; same as matte.
  • adjective glass ornamented with figures on a dull ground.
  • adjective Covered with a mat or mats.
  • adjective Tangled closely together; having its parts adhering closely together.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of mat.
  • adjective forming a thick tangled mess
  • adjective covered with mats or matting

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not reflecting light; not glossy
  • adjective tangled in a dense mass

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Examples

  • When it was originally released, Season 2 was (annoyingly) presented in matted widescreen instead of anamorphic widescreen, so that it will display on a widescreen TV with black bars on all four sides.

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  • They were covered in short, matted hair and had long tails curling behind them.

    Elric At The End of Time

  • If they had not been, they would have become entangled and thus formed what is called a matted row.

    The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.

  • Others, descending from on high, take root as soon as their extremity touches the ground, and appear like shrouds and stays supporting the mainmast of a line-of-battle ship; while others, sending out parallel, oblique, horizontal and perpendicular shoots in all directions, put you in mind of what travellers call a matted forest.

    Wanderings in South America

  • The nasty fact of the matted is the simple truth that the uber right is at least half-a-century past the point where they can run on their ideas.

    One Thousand Reasons

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  • Her hair appears to be maybe a little bit damp, kind of matted, stuck to the skin.

    Just How It Sounds: Reading 'Playboy' To The Blind

  • Her hair appears to be maybe a little bit damp, kind of matted, stuck to the skin.

    Just How It Sounds: Reading 'Playboy' To The Blind

  • Her hair appears to be maybe a little bit damp, kind of matted, stuck to the skin.

    Just How It Sounds: Reading 'Playboy' To The Blind

  • Your hair looks like it's a little more put together than that kind of matted thing she's got going on.

    CNN Transcript Jun 2, 2006

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