- physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy；a particular substance
- be important or significant；(of a person) be important or influential
verb: matter, 3rd person present: matters, gerund or present participle: mattering, past tense: mattered, past participle: mattered
noun: matter, plural noun: matters
- 1. physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy the structure and properties of matter 同義詞
- ▪ a particular substance organic matter faecal matter 同義詞
- ▪ written or printed material reading matter
- 2. a subject or situation under consideration a great deal of work was done on this matter financial matters 同義詞
- ▪ something which is to be tried or proved in court; a case.
- ▪ the present state of affairs we can do nothing to change matters
- 3. the reason for distress or a problem what's the matter? 同義詞
- 4. the substance or content of a text as distinct from its style or form. 同義詞
- ▪ the body of a printed work, as distinct from titles, headings, etc.
- ▪ the particular content of a proposition, as distinct from its form.
- 1. be important or significant it doesn't matter what the guests wear what did it matter to them? 同義詞
- ▪ (of a person) be important or influential she was trying to get known by the people who matter 同義詞
- 2. US rare (of a wound) secrete or discharge pus.