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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted;

2. the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss;
[syn: flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte]


VERB (1)

1. change texture so as to become matted and felt-like;
- Example: "The fabric felted up after several washes"
[syn: felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. not reflecting light; not glossy;
- Example: "flat wall paint"
- Example: "a photograph with a matte finish"
[syn: flat, mat, matt, matte, matted]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Matte \Matte\ (m[a^]t), n. [F. matte; cf. F. mat, masc., matte, fem., faint, dull, dim; -- said of metals. See Mate checkmate.] 1. (Metallurgy) A partly reduced copper sulphide, obtained by alternately roasting and melting copper ore in separating the metal from associated iron ores, and called coarse metal, fine metal, etc., according to the grade of fineness. On the exterior it is dark brown or black, but on a fresh surface is yellow or bronzy in color. [1913 Webster] 2. A dead or dull finish, as in gilding where the gold leaf is not burnished, or in painting where the surface is purposely deprived of gloss. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

matte \matte\ (m[a^]t), a. Having a dull, lusterless surface finish; opposed to glossy or polished; as, a matte photograph; a proof coin with matte figures on a polished field. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

matte adj 1: not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish" [syn: flat, mat, matt, matte, matted] n 1: a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted 2: the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss [syn: flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte] v 1: change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes" [syn: felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "matte": Photostat, Xerox, Xerox copy, blowup, blueprint, contact printing, cyanotype, enlargement, glossy, hologram, lantern slide, microcopy, microprint, photocopy, photogravure, photostatic copy, positive, print, projection printing, semi-matte, slide, transparency