"mats" in the noun sense
a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
2. mat, matting
mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
3. mat, gym mat
sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven
"a mat of weeds and grass"
5. Master of Arts in Teaching, MAT
a master's degree in teaching
6. flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte
the property of having little or no contrast lacking highlights or gloss
7. raft foundation, raft, mat
a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
"mats" in the verb sense
1. entangle, tangle, mat, snarl
twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
"The child entangled the cord"
2. felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat
change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
"The fabric felted up after several washes"
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