Synonyms for matter

Synonyms for (noun) matter

Synonyms: matter

Definition: that which has mass and occupies space

Usage: physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it

Similar words: physical entity

Definition: an entity that has physical existence


Synonyms: matter

Definition: (used with negation) having consequence

Usage: they were friends and it was no matter who won the games

Similar words: moment, import, consequence

Definition: having important effects or influence

Usage: decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself; virtue is of more moment than security; that result is of no consequence


Synonyms: thing, affair, matter

Definition: a vaguely specified concern

Usage: several matters to attend to; it is none of your affair; things are going well

Similar words: concern

Definition: something that interests you because it is important or affects you

Usage: the safety of the ship is the captain's concern


Synonyms: matter

Definition: a problem

Usage: is anything the matter?

Similar words: trouble, problem

Definition: a source of difficulty

Usage: one trouble after another delayed the job; what's the problem?


Synonyms: topic, subject, matter, issue

Definition: some situation or event that is thought about

Usage: he kept drifting off the topic; he had been thinking about the subject for several years; it is a matter for the police

Similar words: mental object, content, cognitive content

Definition: the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned


Synonyms: matter

Definition: written works (especially in books or magazines)

Usage: he always took some reading matter with him on the plane

Similar words: piece of writing, writing, written material

Definition: the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)

Usage: the writing in her novels is excellent; that editorial was a fine piece of writing

Synonyms for (verb) matter

Synonyms: count, matter, weigh

Definition: have weight; have import, carry weight

Usage: It does not matter much

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer