mat Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “mat” in the English Dictionary

"mat" in British English

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matnoun [C]

uk   us   /mæt/

mat noun [C] (FLOOR)

C1 a ​smallpiece of ​strongmaterial that ​covers and ​protectspart of a ​floor: Wipe ​yourfeet on the mat before you come inside.
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mat noun [C] (TABLE)

a ​smallpiece of ​cloth, ​cardboard, or ​plastic that is put on a ​surface such as a ​table to ​protect it: a ​beer mat a ​place mat

mat noun [C] (SPORT)

a ​piece of ​thickrubber or other ​softmaterial used in some ​sports for ​people to ​lie on or ​fall onto: Please ​remember to ​bring a mat and a ​towel with you to the next ​aerobicsclass.

mat noun [C] (LAYER)

a ​thicklayer of something, such as ​grass or ​hair, that is ​twisted together ​untidily: The ​top few ​buttons on his ​shirt were ​open, ​revealing a mat ofdarkhair on his ​chest.
(Definition of mat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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matnoun [C]

 us   /mæt/
a ​flatpiece of ​material that ​covers and ​protectspart of a ​floor, or ​provides a ​softsurface: The ​kidsslept on ​straw mats on the ​floor of the ​dendownstairs.
(Definition of mat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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