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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MATE, noun

1. A companion; an associate; one who customarily associates with another. Young persons nearly of an age, and frequently associating, are called mates or playmates.

2. A husband or wife.

3. The male or female of animals which associate for propagation and the care of their young.

4. One that eats at the same table.

5. One that attends the same school; a school-mate.

6. An officer in a merchant ship or ship of war, whose duty is to assist the master or commander. In a merchant ship, the mate in the absence of the master, takes command of the ship. Large ships have a first, second, and third mate

In general, mate in compound words, denotes an assistant, and ranks next in subordination to the principal; as master's mate; surgeon's mate etc.

MATE, noun In chess, the state of the king so situated that he cannot escape.

MATE, verb transitive To match; to marry.

1. To equal; to be equal to.

For thus the mastful chestnut mates the skies.

2. To oppose; to equal.

--I i' th' way of loyalty and truth,

Dare mate a sounder man than Surrey can be.

MATE, verb transitive To enervate; to subdue; to crush.

Audacity doth almost bind and mate the weaker sort of minds. [Not used.]

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MA'TELESS, adjective Having no mate or companion.

Materia Medica, a general name for every substance used in medicine.

1. An auxiliary branch of the science of medicine, which treats of the nature and properties of all the substances that are employed for the cure of diseases.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MATE'RIAL, adjective [Latin materia, matter.]

1. Consisting of matter; not spiritual; as material substance; material bodies.

2. Important; momentous; more or less necessary; having influence or effect.

Hold them for catholics or heretics, it is not a thing very material in this question.

In the account of simple ideas, I shall set down only such as are most material to our present purpose.

So we say, a material point; a material fault or error; a material fact or consideration.

3. Not formal; substantial.

4. Furnishing materials; as material men.

MATE'RIAL, noun The substance or matter of which any thing is made; as, wool is the material of cloth; rags are the material of paper.

Naves Topical Index

General references
Acts 23:8

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MATE'RIALISM, noun The doctrine of materialists; the opinion of those who maintain that the soul of man is not a spiritual substance distinct from matter, but that it is the result or effect or the organization of matter in the body.

The irregular fears of a future state had been supplanted by the materialism of Epicurus.

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MATE'RIALIST, noun One who denies the existence of spiritual substances, and maintains that the soul of man is the result of a particular organization of matter in the body.

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MATERIAL'ITY, noun Material existence; corporeity; not spirituality.

1. Importance; as the materiality of facts.

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MATE'RIALIZE, verb transitive To reduce to a state of matter; also, to regard as matter.

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MATE'RIALLY, adverb In the state of matter.

1. Not formally; substantially.

An ill intention may spoil an act materially good.

2. In an important manner or degree; essentially. It materially concerns us to know the real motives of our actions.

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MATE'RIATED, . [Latin materiatus.] Consisting of matter. [Little used.]

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MATERIA'TION, noun The act of forming matter. [Not used.]

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MATERN'AL, adjective [Latin maternus, from mater, mother.] Motherly; pertaining to a mother; becoming a mother; as maternal love; maternal tenderness.

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MATERN'ITY, noun The character or relation of a mother.