part of speech: noun
definition 1: all substances that contain atoms and take up space.
- Matter includes solids, liquids, and gases.
synonyms: stuff, substance
definition 2: a topic of concern or interest.
- I want to discuss the matter of my allowance.
synonyms: affair, business, concern
definition 3: difficulty or trouble.
- What’s the matter?
synonyms: concern, difficulty, problem
definition 4: something written or printed.
- I have lots of reading matter about U.S. history.
part of speech: verb
inflections: matters, mattering, mattered
definition: to be of importance.
- It does not matter to me who you invite.
synonyms: carry weight, count