from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Covered with or made from mats.
  • adj. Tangled in a dense mass: tried to push through the matted undergrowth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a dull surface; lusterless; unburnished; same as matte.
  • adj. Covered with a mat or mats.
  • adj. Tangled closely together; having its parts adhering closely together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. not reflecting light; not glossy
  • adj. tangled in a dense mass


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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