Part of speech: verb

To knot into a mat; be tangled.

Part of speech: noun

A flat article as of straw, etc., for wiping the feet.

Part of speech: noun

A border for a picture.

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Usage examples "mat":

  1. The stairs were blocked by the trunk which Hilda had left on the stair- mat for the cabman to deal with. - "Hilda Lessways", Arnold Bennett.
  2. Sneferu's wife was a certain Mertitefs, who bore him a son, Nefer- mat, and after his death became the wife of his successor. - "Ancient Egypt", George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman.
  3. She had shut herself, with a sounding bang, into the little bedroom where she and Mary slept, and flung herself upon the mat before the bed. - "'Lizbeth of the Dale", Marian Keith.