1. verb
    have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much"
  2. noun
    (used with negation) having consequence; "they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"
  3. noun
    written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
  4. noun
    some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
  5. noun
    a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
  6. noun
    a problem; "is anything the matter?"
  7. noun
    that which has mass and occupies space; "an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter"