noun, plural ma·ters, ma·tres [mey-treez] /ˈmeɪ triz/.
Origin of mater
Definition for mater (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for mater
And then there's Laurie (Amy Brenneman), the Garveys' mater familias.‘The Leftovers’ Review: A Fever Dream You Can’t Wake Up From|Andrew Romano|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now she, along with Jean Kennedy Smith, is also Mater Familias to the grieving clan.
Jimmy is rooting for Arizona State this year since his alma mater, UNLV, didn't get a bid.
I gave it, and he burst into a derisive laugh, meant for me and the mater.Johnny Ludlow, Second Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
"No, you're not," said the Mater; and she pinched me till I started.The Woman Who Vowed|Ellison Harding
Of course, the mater told me you were on your way home, but I didn't tell old Jimsy here, as long as you hadn't.Play the Game!|Ruth Comfort Mitchell
I say, if my mater saw that tumble, she would not let me go out alone any more, would she?The Swan and Her Crew|George Christopher Davies
The Mater is quite a youthful peasant girl: we should not regret it if it were totally gone.