[ mey-ter ]
/ ˈmeɪ tər /
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noun, plural ma·ters, ma·tres [mey-treez]. /ˈmeɪ triz/.
British Informal. mother1.
the backing holding the movable parts of an astrolabe.
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Origin of mater
First recorded in 1585–95, mater is from the Latin word māter
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How to use mater in a sentence
These men frequented the house of Joakim, and all that hand any maters of judgment came to them.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
They all answer they will doe great maters, when they hear good news.Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'|William Bradford
The maters got a notion that my lungs are weak, and was saying only the other day that a sea trip would do me good.King of the Air|Herbert Strang
Maters gone over to the Baker woman; I saw her cross the road.Twos and Threes|G. B. Stern
Maters are different, and I'm glad you thought of that, Tom.The Corner of Harley Street|Henry Bashford
British Dictionary definitions for mater
/ (ˈmeɪtə) /
British public school slang, often facetious a word for mother 1
Word Origin for mater
C16: from Latin
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