matted

  • 1 Matted — Mat ted, a. [See {Matte}.] Having a dull surface; lusterless; unburnished; same as {matte}; as, matted gold leaf or gilding. [1913 Webster] {Matted glass}, glass ornamented with figures on a dull ground. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Matted — Mat ted, a. [See 3d {Mat}.] 1. Covered with a mat or mats; as, a matted floor. [1913 Webster] 2. Tangled closely together; having its parts adhering closely together; as, matted hair. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 matted — matted; un·matted; …

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  • 4 matted — matted1 [mat′id] adj. 1. closely tangled together in a dense mass [matted hair] 2. covered with a dense growth 3. covered with or enclosed in matting or mats matted2 [mat′id] adj. having a matte, or dull finish …

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  • 5 matted — index inextricable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 matted — tangled and lying flat (of hair, etc.), 1610s, pp. adjective from MAT (Cf. mat) (v.) …

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  • 7 matted — [adj] tangled disordered, kinky, knotted, rumpled, snarled, tousled, twisted, uncombed; concept 606 Ant. unknotted, untangled …

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  • 8 matted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of hair or fur) tangled into a thick mass …

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  • 9 matted — mat|ted [ˈmætıd] adj [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: MAT1] matted hair or fur is twisted or stuck together in a thick mass ▪ a cat with a dirty matted coat matted with ▪ Her hair was matted with blood …

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  • 10 Matted — Mat Mat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Matting}.] 1. To cover or lay with mats. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle. [1913 Webster] And o er his eyebrows… …

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  • 11 matted — matted1 mattedly, adv. mattedness, n. /mat id/, adj. 1. covered with a dense growth or a tangled mass: a garden matted with weeds. 2. formed into a mat; entangled in a thick mass: matted hair. 3. formed of mats, or of plaited or woven material. 4 …

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  • 12 matted — [[t]mæ̱tɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone s hair as matted, you mean that it has become a thick untidy mass, often because it is wet or dirty. She had matted hair and torn dusty clothes …

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  • 13 matted — adjective twisted or stuck together in a thick mass: matted fur | His hair was dirty and matted …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 matted — entangled entangled adj. 1. in a confused mass. Contrasted with {untangled}. [Narrower terms: {afoul(postnominal), foul, fouled}; {knotted, snarled, snarly}; {matted}; {rootbound}; {intertwined}] Syn: tangled. [WordNet 1.5] 2. deeply involved… …

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  • 15 matted — adj. Matted is used with these nouns: ↑fur, ↑hair …

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  • 16 matted — mat|ted [ mætəd ] adjective matted hair or fur is twisted or stuck together, and usually dirty …

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  • 17 matted — adjective the cat s matted fur Syn: tangled, tangly, knotted, knotty, tousled, disheveled, uncombed, unkempt; informal ratty, mussy …

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  • 18 matted — UK [ˈmætɪd] / US [ˈmætəd] adjective matted hair or fur is twisted or stuck together and usually dirty …

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  • 19 matted — [ˈmætɪd] adj matted hair or fur is twisted or stuck together …

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  • 20 matted — adjective 1. tangled in a dense mass (Freq. 1) tried to push through the matted undergrowth • Similar to: ↑tangled 2. not reflecting light; not glossy flat wall paint a photograph with a matte finish …

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