[noun] the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread" Synonyms:stuff
[noun] information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form; "the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"
[noun] things needed for doing or making something; "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"
[noun] artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress" Synonyms:fabric, cloth, textile
[noun] a person judged suitable for admission or employment; "he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"
[adjective] concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"
[adjective] derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe"
[adjective] directly relevant to a matter especially a law case; "his support made a material difference"; "evidence material to the issue at hand"; "facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts"; "a material witness"
[adjective] concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being; "material needs"; "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"- T.Roosevelt
[adjective] having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett Synonyms:corporeal
[adjective] having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare Synonyms:substantial, real