Definition of 'matter'
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Example sentences containing 'matter'
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Do use this for something that really matters. The Sun (2017)Whether you do it is another matter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the end it matters if you win or not. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Not that it will matter for long. The Sun (2017)Who decides matters of life or death? Times, Sunday Times (2016)This matters a lot to them. The Sun (2016)In a team sport, the harmony of the changing room matters a great deal. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Whether they're prepared to squeeze into them again is a different matter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No formal complaint had been made and the matter was referred back to the inquiry, a spokeswoman said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When you are running furnaces the cost of energy matters a great deal. The Sun (2016)You have maximum influence over a partner so use it for something that matters. The Sun (2010)Whether they take it is another matter. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We have sold it as such and that is an end to the matter. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Parking was no longer a police matter. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This matters a whole lot more than the price. The Sun (2016)So was this to be my reading matter for the next few years? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Those who bring public attention to ecological matters are sometimes referred to as pressure groups. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)Your life matters just as much as hers. The Sun (2012)This strikes me as a matter of some importance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The matter has been discussed and dealt with. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We must ensure that training for junior doctors is improved as a matter of urgency. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Young people are not unconcerned about this matter. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It does not matter whether his form of energy lies in his brains or in his capacity for manual skill. English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology (1990)He said: 'What matters is the calibre of the player. The Sun (2006)Insiders said the move was 'a matter of hours' away last night. The Sun (2009)He asserts that the US Government is making matters worse. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Synonyms of 'matter'
be important, make a difference, count, be relevant
Trends of 'matter'
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Translations for 'matter'
British English: matter /ˈmætə/ NOUN
A matter is a task, situation, or event which you have to deal with or think about.
- American English: matter
- Arabic: مَسْأَلَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: assunto
- Chinese: 事件
- Croatian: pitanje
- Czech: záležitost
- Danish: sag
- Dutch: kwestie
- European Spanish: materia
- Finnish: aine
- French: matière
- German: Materie
- Greek: ύλη
- Italian: questione
- Japanese: 物質
- Korean: 문제
- Norwegian: grunnstoff
- Polish: materia
- European Portuguese: matéria
- Romanian: chestiune
- Russian: дело
- Spanish: asunto
- Swedish: sak
- Thai: สิ่งที่ต้องทำ
- Turkish: madde fizik
- Ukrainian: справа
- Vietnamese: vấn đề
British English: matter /ˈmætə/ VERB
If something matters, it is important because it has an effect on a situation.
Most young people take their music seriously; it matters to them.
Does it matter that people don't know this?
- American English: matter
- Arabic: يُهِّمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: importar ter importância
- Chinese: 有关系
- Croatian: biti važno
- Czech: být důležitý
- Danish: betyde noget
- Dutch: van belang zijn
- European Spanish: importar interesar
- Finnish: olla väliä
- French: importer avoir de l’importance
- German: ausmachen
- Greek: έχω σημασία
- Italian: importare
- Japanese: 重要である
- Korean: 중요하다
- Norwegian: bety noe
- Polish: mieć znaczenie
- European Portuguese: importar ter importância
- Romanian: a conta
- Russian: иметь значение
- Spanish: importar
- Swedish: spela roll
- Thai: เป็นเรื่องสำคัญ
- Turkish: önemli olmak
- Ukrainian: мати значення
- Vietnamese: có tầm quan trọng
Definition of matter from the Collins English Dictionary
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