Definition of Matting

1. Noun. A covering of coarse fabric (usually of straw or hemp).

Generic synonyms: Covering
Derivative terms: Mat

2. Noun. Mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture.
Exact synonyms: Mat
Generic synonyms: Mounting

Definition of Matting

1. n. The act of interweaving or tangling together so as to make a mat; the process of becoming matted.

2. n. A dull, lusterless surface in certain of the arts, as gilding, metal work, glassmaking, etc.

Definition of Matting

1. Noun. mats, a collection of ground coverings ¹

2. Noun. coarse fabric, of the kind used to make mats ¹

3. Noun. a dull surface, often used for surrounding pictures; matte ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of mat) ¹

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Definition of Matting

1. a woven fabric used as a floor covering [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matting

matting (current term)
mattress cover
mattress pad
mattress suture

Literary usage of Matting

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Void of matter, substance, or significance ; immaterial, either literally or figuratively; of no consequence or importance. matting-loom ..."

2. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1858)
"Samuel Price & Co., of San Francisco, from the decision of the collector at that port assessing a duty of i 9 per cent on an importation of " cocoa matting ..."

3. Commercial Handbook of China by Julean Arnold (1920)
"MATS AND matting. At one time the making of mats and matting was an enormous ... During the last 10 j'ears Japanese matting and mats have competed severely ..."

4. The Metallurgy of Lead & Silver by Henry Francis Collins (1900)
"The matting of lixiviation sulphides is a much simpler operation ... (a) matting.—The cast-iron pot employed was covered by a sheet-iron hood with a working ..."

5. Metallurgy of Copper by Heinrich Oscar Hofman (1914)
"1800 1848 1878 1882 1887 1891 1893 1894 1900 1904 FIGS. 252-265.—Evolution of reverberatory matting furnaces. 1911 128. The Reverberatory matting Furnace in ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Negotiable Instruments: Including Bills of Exchange by John Warwick Daniel (1886)
"In accordance with this doctrine, it was held in Iowa that where one matting was induced to sign a promissory note under the false representation that it ..."

7. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1892)
"CORD-WOOD IN THE matting BLAST-FURNACE. BY HERBERT LANO, MINERAL, IDAHO. (Glen Summit Meeting, October, 1891.) CORD-WOOD, sawn into blocks of about a foot ..."

8. Journal by Chartered Insurance Institute, Australian Insurance Institute (1906)
"COCOANUT FIBRE AND matting FACTORIES. By FF WORTHINGTON, Union Assurance Society. ... THE manufacture of cocoanut mats and matting does not at first sight ..."

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