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matter 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈmatər/,
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matters, plural;
  1. Be of importance; have significance
    • - it doesn't matter what the guests wear
    • - what did it matter to them?
    • - to him, animals mattered more than human beings
  2. (of a person) Be important or influential
    • - she was trying to get known by the people who matter
  3. (of a wound) Secrete or discharge pus

Noun
  1. Physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, esp. as distinct from energy
    • - the structure and properties of matter
  2. A substance or material
    • - organic matter
    • - vegetable matter
  3. A substance in or discharged from the body
    • - fecal matter
    • - waste matter
  4. Written or printed material
    • - reading matter
  5. An affair or situation under consideration; a topic
    • - a great deal of work was done on this matter
    • - financial matters
  6. Something that is to be tried or proved in court; a case

  7. The present situation or state of affairs
    • - we can do nothing to change matters
  8. Something that evokes a specified feeling
    • - it's a matter of complete indifference to me
  9. Something that is the concern of a specified person or agency
    • - the evidence is a matter for the courts
  10. The reason for distress or a problem
    • - what's the matter?
    • - pretend that nothing's the matter
  11. The substance or content of a text as distinct from its manner or form

  12. The body of a printed work, as distinct from titles, headings, etc

  13. The particular content of a proposition, as distinct from its form


  1. a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
  2. count: have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much"
  3. topic: some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
  4. that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
  5. a problem; "is anything the matter?"
  6. (used with negation) having consequence; "they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"
  7. Matter is a general term for the substance of which all physical objects are made.
  8. Matter is a novel from Iain Banks, under the name Iain M. Banks. A science fiction novel, it is the latest in his popular Culture series. It was published on 25 January 2008.
  9. Matter is the substrate from which physical existence is derived, remaining more or less constant amid changes. anything that occupies space and has mass and weight. The word "matter" is derived from the Latin word māteria, meaning "wood" in the sense "material", as distinct from "mind" or "form".
  10. matter is a London music venue and nightclub that opened on 19 September 2008, after three years of planning. A 2,600 capacity live music venue and nightclub, it is the second project for owners Cameron Leslie and Keith Reilly, founders of the London club Fabric. ...
  11. Matters is the fifth full-length album by the punk rock band Pulley.
  12. The basic structural component of the universe. Matter usually has mass and volume; Matter made up of normal particles, not antiparticles. ...
  13. (Matters) A Matter defines the scope of the National Assembly for Wales’ power to enact Measures.  Once a matter has been inserted into a Field in Schedule 5 to the Government of Wales Act 2006, the Assembly can enact a Measure on that topic.
  14. Matters are those civil rights related issues that have not risen to the level of actual cases, but which still consume ELS resources and which have the ability to be converted into cases. ...
  15. A word used to describe anything that contains mass.
  16. Differentia: Takes up space and physically exists
  17. Anything that has mass and occupies space.
  18. The feminine (negative) polarity of the Godhead, of which the masculine (positive) polarity is Spirit. Matter acts as a chalice for the kingdom of God and is the abiding place of evolving souls. ...
  19. A type of substance. For example, "plant matter" is material made of plants or plant parts.
  20. Physical stuff whatever has size and shape, is solid and tangible, takes up space, and can move. Hence, for many philosophers of the Western tradition, material objects are substances that have the attribute of extension. ...
  21. A prosecution or a proceeding in a court (a “case”) may be referred to as a “matter”.
  22. in sections 54, 54A, 54C. 54E, 56B and 56C, means -
  23. is commonly thought of as the material that composes physical objects—that is, objects that have mass and occupy space. It can occur in any of a variety of phases, such as solid, liquid, gas, plasma, superfluid, and Bose-Einstein condensate. ...
  24. Being manifested as substance; substance of the one Conscious Being. A self-formed mask and robe of the divine Spirit, matter is not fundamentally real, but a form of the force of Conscious Being. [Integral Yoga]
  25. means any litigation, administrative proceeding, lobbying activity, application, claim, investigation, controversy, arrest, charge, accusation, contract, negotiation, estate or family relations practice issue, request for a ruling or other determination, or any other matter covered by the ...