Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to matter; physical; corporeal; sensual.

Part of speech: adjective

Essential; important.

Part of speech: noun

That of which anything is or may be made.

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Usage examples "material":

  1. Moreover, the material consequences were considerable. - "The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)", 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", R. D. Blackmore.
  3. " Well, then, not the material," she flashed back happily. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.