Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “material”

See all translations

material

adjective
 
 
/məˈtɪəriəl/
relating to money and possessions and not emotions or thoughts: Material wealth never interested her. the material world Forms of money and methods of payment
Translations of “material”
in Spanish material, importante, esencial…
in French matériel, essentiel…
in German materiell, wesentlich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 物質的, 實體的…
in Russian материальный…
in Turkish maddî, maddesel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物质的, 实体的…
in Polish materialny…
(Definition of material adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “material”

Definitions of “material” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More