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matt

[mat] /mæt/
adjective, noun, verb (used with object)
1.
matte1 .

Matt

[mat] /mæt/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Matthew.

matte1

or mat, matt

[mat] /mæt/
adjective
1.
having a dull or lusterless surface:
matte paint; a matte complexion; a photograph with a matte finish.
noun
2.
a dull or dead surface, often slightly roughened, as on metals, paint, paper, or glass.
3.
a tool for producing such a surface.
4.
Metallurgy. an unfinished metallic product of the smelting of certain sulfide ores, especially those of copper.
5.
Movies. matte shot.
verb (used with object), matted, matting.
6.
to finish with a matte surface.
Origin of matte1
1640-1650
1640-50; < French mat (masculine), matte (feminine), Old French < Late Latin mattus moist, soft, weak, perhaps < *maditus, derivative of Latin madēre to be wet

Matt.

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  • I have a few things to do, and John can call me if you need me, matt!

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • matt Abrahamson's daughter Molly had had a baby who had died a month or so before.

  • “I told you it was hopeless, matt,” Scott said in a discouraged voice.

    White Fang Jack London
  • matt took the rifle and began slowly to raise it to his shoulder.

    White Fang Jack London
  • In the same way, he came to tolerate matt—as a possession of his master.

    White Fang Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for matt

matt

/mæt/
adjective, noun, verb
1.
variant spellings of mat2 (sense 2), mat1 (sense 3), mat2 (sense 5)

Matt.

abbreviation
1.
Matthew

matte1

/mæt/
noun
1.
an impure fused material consisting of metal sulphides produced during the smelting of a sulphide ore
Word Origin
C19: from French

matte2

/mæt/
noun
1.
(films, television) a mask used to blank out part of an image so that another image can be superimposed
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Word Origin and History for matt

matte

n.

"backing for a picture," 1845, from French; see mat (n.2).

matte

n.

variant of mat (n.2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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