What does the word material mean?

Usage examples for material

  1. Moreover, the material consequences were considerable. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  2. " Erle Twemlow is, at any rate- though it is hard to see his material through his hair; but that must come off, and I mean to do it. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  3. " Well, then, not the material," she flashed back happily. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann