- 1.1 (of rushes, straw)also: door matalso: bath matalfombrilla (feminine) or alfombrita (feminine) or (Colombia) (Mexico) tapete (masculine) del bañoalso: tablemat(individual)rubber mat
(mantel (masculine) ) individual (masculine)Example sentences1.2 (of hair)
- He is clearing the cards, the chips, the checkered mat off the table, putting them neatly into a briefcase.
- In four years, there was just the one breakthrough: the cork mat.
- I looked at the living room we were sitting in, noticing that the main color was red and beige and even the eating table had red mats on it.
- I will need some moisture mats - thick layers of hemp fibre matting which sit on top of the waste.
- After the clear-cutting, the north slope germinated a thick mat of young Douglas fir and larch.
- They both had thick mats of curly blonde hair that had a tendency to get thick with dust and dirt, and they were both husky and cleverly ugly.
transitive verb -tt-
- (usually passive) to be matted (fur/fibers)estar apelmazadohis hair was matted and dirtytenía el pelo enmarañado y sucioExample sentences
- Her sandy hair was matted and tangled, but her eyes shone with crystal clear radiance.
- Her hair was all matted down and tangled, and I couldn't start to imagine her taking less than an hour to fix it.
- By now, the sun is up and angrily drying up your sweat, matting your hair and hardening your uniform.
intransitive verb -tt-
- At night, protect your hair with a satin scarf, bonnet or pillowcase, which prevents split ends, tangling and matting, and preserves your hair style.
- This step can prevent your hair from thinning, matting or breaking.
- Daily brushing is almost mandatory to keep the hair from matting up.