Monday, May 18, 2009

what's the matter?

1 a particular kind of matter with uniform properties
an intoxicating, stimulating, or narcotic chemical or drug, esp. an illegal one.
2 the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists and which has a tangible, solid presence
the quality of having a solid basis in reality or fact
the quality of being dependable or stable
3 the quality of being important, valid, or significant
the most important or essential part of something; the real or essential meaning
the subject matter of a text, speech, or work of art, esp. as contrasted with the form or style in which it is presented.
wealth and possessions
Philosophy the essential nature underlying phenomena, which is subject to changes and accidents.

ORIGIN Middle English (denoting the essential nature of something): from Old French, from Latin substantia 'being, essence,' from substant- 'standing firm,' from the verb substare.

1 the matter from which a thing is or can be made
(usu. materials) things needed for an activity
[with adj. ] a person of a specified quality or suitability
2 facts, information, or ideas for use in creating a book or other work
items, esp. songs or jokes, comprising a performer's act
3 cloth or fabric
1 [ attrib. ] denoting or consisting of physical objects rather than the mind or spirit
concerned with physical needs or desires
concerned with the matter of reasoning, not its form
2 important; essential; relevant
chiefly Law (of evidence or a fact) significant, influential, or relevant, esp. to the extent of determining a cause or affecting a judgment : information that could be material to a murder inquiry.

ORIGIN late Middle English (in the sense [relating to matter] ): from late Latin materialis, adjective from Latin materia matter.’
1 physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, esp. as distinct from energy
a substance or material
a substance in or discharged from the body
written or printed material
2 an affair or situation under consideration; a topic
3 the reason for distress or a problem : what's the matter? | pretend that nothing's the matter.
4 the substance or content of a text as distinct from its manner or form.
Printing the body of a printed work, as distinct from titles, headings, etc.
Logic the particular content of a proposition, as distinct from its form.
verb [ intrans. ]
1 be of importance; have significance
be important or influential
2 rare (of a wound) secrete or discharge pus.

ORIGIN Middle English : via Old French from Latin materia 'timber, substance,' also 'subject of discourse,' from mater 'mother.'

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