Synonyms for material

Synonyms for (noun) material

Synonyms: fabric, material, cloth, textile

Definition: artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

Usage: the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent; woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC; she measured off enough material for a dress

Similar words: artefact, artifact

Definition: a man-made object taken as a whole


Synonyms: material

Definition: things needed for doing or making something

Usage: writing materials; useful teaching materials

Similar words: equipment

Definition: an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service


Synonyms: material

Definition: information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form

Usage: the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography

Similar words: info, information

Definition: a message received and understood


Synonyms: material

Definition: a person judged suitable for admission or employment

Usage: he was university material; she was vice-presidential material

Similar words: applicant, applier

Definition: a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission


Synonyms: material, stuff

Definition: the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

Usage: coal is a hard black material; wheat is the stuff they use to make bread

Similar words: substance

Definition: the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

Usage: DNA is the substance of our genes

Synonyms for (adjective) material

Synonyms: material

Definition: derived from or composed of matter

Usage: the material universe

Similar words: physical

Definition: having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses

Usage: a physical manifestation; surrounded by tangible objects


Similar words: physical

Definition: concerned with material things

Usage: physical properties; the physical characteristics of the earth; the physical size of a computer


Synonyms: corporeal, material

Definition: having material or physical form or substance

Usage: that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible - Benjamin Jowett

Similar words: bodily

Definition: having or relating to a physical material body

Usage: bodily existence


Similar words: bodied, incarnate, embodied, corporal, corporate

Definition: possessing or existing in bodily form

Usage: what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind- Shakespeare; an incarnate spirit; `corporate' is an archaic term


Similar words: reincarnate

Definition: having a new body


Synonyms: material

Definition: directly relevant to a matter especially a law case

Usage: 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

Similar words: crucial

Definition: having crucial relevance

Usage: crucial to the case; relevant testimony


Synonyms: material

Definition: concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being

Usage: material needs; the moral and material welfare of all good citizens- T.Roosevelt

Similar words: physical

Definition: involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit

Usage: physical exercise; physical suffering; was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance


Synonyms: material

Definition: concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests

Usage: material possessions; material wealth; material comforts

Similar words: secular, worldly, temporal

Definition: characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

Usage: worldly goods and advancement; temporal possessions of the church