Wednesday, 6 February 2013



-noun (sometimes followed by “of” or “for”)
1. that which makes up something, especially a physical object; material
2. substance that occupies space and has mass, as distinguished from substance that is mental, spiritual, etc.
3. substance of a specified type
4. thing; affair; concern; question
5. a quantity or amount
6. the content of written or verbal material as distinct from its style or form
7. (used with a negative) importance; consequence
8. philosophy . (in the writings of Aristotle and the Scholastics) that which is itself formless but can receive form and become substance
9. philosophy . (in the Cartesian tradition) one of two basic modes of existence, the other being mind
10. printing
a. type set up, either standing or for use
b. copy to be set in type
11. a secretion or discharge, such as pus
12. law
a. something to be proved
b. statements or allegations to be considered by a court
13. for that matter . as regards that
14. grey matter . the greyish tissue of the brain and spinal cord, containing nerve cell bodies, dendrites, and bare (unmyelinated) axons
15. no matter
a. regardless of; irrespective of
b. (sentence substitute) it is unimportant
16. the matter . wrong; the trouble
17. to be of consequence or importance
18. to form and discharge pus


Tides have spewed matter on the quays
Making the cycle path treacherous

1 comment:

Dina said...

May be, but oh what a shot!