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MATE'RIAL, a. [L. materia, matter.]

1. Consisting of matter; not spiritual; as material substance; material bodies.

2. Important; momentous; more or less necessary; having influence or effect.

Hold them for catholics or heretics, it is not a thing very material in this question.

In the account of simple ideas, I shall set down only such as are most material to our present purpose.

So we say, a material point; a material fault or error; a material fact or consideration.

3. Not formal; substantial.

4. Furnishing materials; as material men.

MATE'RIAL, n. The substance or matter of which any thing is made; as, wool is the material of cloth; rags are the material of paper.




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MATE'RIAL, a. [L. materia, matter.]

1. Consisting of matter; not spiritual; as material substance; material bodies.

2. Important; momentous; more or less necessary; having influence or effect.

Hold them for catholics or heretics, it is not a thing very material in this question.

In the account of simple ideas, I shall set down only such as are most material to our present purpose.

So we say, a material point; a material fault or error; a material fact or consideration.

3. Not formal; substantial.

4. Furnishing materials; as material men.

MATE'RIAL, n. The substance or matter of which any thing is made; as, wool is the material of cloth; rags are the material of paper.


MA-TE'RI-AL, a. [It. materiale; Fr. materiel; Sp. material; from L. materia, matter.]

  1. Consisting of matter; not spiritual; as, material substance; material bodies.
  2. Important; momentous; more or less necessary; having influence or effect. Hold them for Catholics or heretics, it is not a thing very material in this question. Hooker. In the account of simple ideas, I shall set down only such as are most material to our present purpose. Locke. So we say, a material point; a material fault or error; a material fact or consideration.
  3. Not formal; substantial.
  4. Furnishing materials; as, material men. Wheaton, Rep.

MA-TE'RI-AL, n.

The substance or matter of which anything is made; as, wool is the material of cloth; rags are the material of paper.


Ma*te"ri*al
  1. Consisting of matter; not spiritual; corporeal; physical; as, material substance or bodies.

    The material elements of the universe. Whewell.

  2. The substance or matter of which anything is made or may be made.

    Raw material, any crude, unfinished, or elementary materials that are adapted to use only by processes of skilled labor. Cotton, wool, ore, logs, etc., are raw material.

  3. To form from matter; to materialize.

    [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
  4. Hence: Pertaining to, or affecting, the physical nature of man, as distinguished from the mental or moral nature; relating to the bodily wants, interests, and comforts.
  5. Of solid or weighty character; not insubstantial; of consequence; not be dispensed with; important.

    Discourse, which was always material, never trifling. Evelyn.

    I shall, in the account of simple ideas, set down only such as are most material to our present purpose. Locke.

  6. Pertaining to the matter, as opposed to the form, of a thing. See Matter.

    Material cause. See under Cause. -- Material evidence (Law), evidence which conduces to the proof or disproof of a relevant hypothesis. Wharton.

    Syn. -- Corporeal; bodily; important; weighty; momentous; essential.

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Material

MATE'RIAL, adjective [Latin materia, matter.]

1. Consisting of matter; not spiritual; as material substance; material bodies.

2. Important; momentous; more or less necessary; having influence or effect.

Hold them for catholics or heretics, it is not a thing very material in this question.

In the account of simple ideas, I shall set down only such as are most material to our present purpose.

So we say, a material point; a material fault or error; a material fact or consideration.

3. Not formal; substantial.

4. Furnishing materials; as material men.

MATE'RIAL, noun The substance or matter of which any thing is made; as, wool is the material of cloth; rags are the material of paper.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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COMPRINT, v.i. [See Print.] To print together. It is taken, in law, for the deceitful printing of anothers copy, or book, to the prejudice of the proprietor. [Little used.]

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