Definition of Matted

1. Adjective. Tangled in a dense mass. "Tried to push through the matted undergrowth"

Similar to: Tangled

2. Adjective. Not reflecting light; not glossy. "A photograph with a matte finish"
Exact synonyms: Flat, Mat, Matt, Matte
Similar to: Dull
Derivative terms: Flatness, Matt, Matte

Definition of Matted

1. a. Having a dull surface; unburnished; as, matted gold leaf or gilding.

2. a. Covered with a mat or mats; as, a matted floor.

Definition of Matted

1. Verb. (past of mat) ¹

2. Adjective. forming a thick tangled mess ¹

3. Adjective. covered with mats or matting ¹

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Definition of Matted

1. matt [v] - See also: matt

Medical Definition of Matted

1. Having a dull surface; unburnished; as, matted gold leaf or gilding. Matted glass, glass ornamented with figures on a dull ground. See: Matte. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matted

matte up
matted (current term)
matter of course
matter of fact
matter of law
matter of record
matter of time
matter to

Literary usage of Matted

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1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"matted with blood. So much has been written on this Shakespearian phrase that a ... It means more than smeared, and refers to the clotted, matted blood of ..."

2. Strawberry-growing by Stevenson Whitcomb Fletcher (1917)
"matted rows. Broadcast training has practically disappeared from North America. The wide matted row, which often approaches broadcast training in effect, ..."

3. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"There couch'd he, cover'd in with matted boughs, In likeness of the clear-voiced mountain-bird, Of Gods cleped Chalcis, but of men the hawk. ..."

4. Records Relating to the Early History of Boston by Boston (Mass.). Registry Dept (1903)
"pack matted cont 9 pee lin of 600 ells at 12 stiv. 13 pcs course linnen of 900 ells at 6 stiv. one bar" pins & needles val. 2011 one felt painted boxes Val. ..."

5. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"matted, disordered by being twisted, or as it were baked together ; a term often applied to the hair, when it has been long uncombed, S. "The hair of ..."

6. History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American Continent by George Bancroft (1856)
"The houses were warm and ^~ secure, covered above with strong boards, and matted IV. 1C 10. on the inside after the fashion of the Indian wigwams. ..."

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