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Search phrase: material

Plays

 5 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
As You Like ItAYL III.iii.29 A material fool!A materiall foole.
CymbelineCym I.vii.207I have outstood my time, which is materialI haue out-stood my time, which is materiall
King LearKL IV.ii.35From her material sap perforce must wither
MacbethMac III.i.135Whose absence is no less material to meWhose absence is no lesse materiall to me,
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.216.1His business more material.His Businesse more materiall.

Glossary

 22 result(s).
alablasteralabaster [fine white material derived from limestone]
amberany amber-coloured substance or material
corporalcorporeal, material, physical
creaturematerial comfort, drink, liquor
cypresstype of lightweight fabric, gauze cloth, crape material [when black, used in mourning]
elementsubstance, raw material, physical matter
element(plural) substances from which all material things are made [believed to be earth, water, air, fire]
everlastingmade of the durable material of an arresting officer's uniform
grossnessmaterial nature, bodily form
liningmaterial which lies inside, contents
listcloth edging, border material
materialfull of matter, containing substance
materialrelevant, pertinent, germane
metalsubstance, material, fabric
proportion(plural) military material, forces and supplies needed for war
secondsecond-rate material, something of inferior quality
shearmanone who shears excess material from woollen cloth
squaresquare piece of material covering the chest, embroidered breast-piece
staplefibre, texture, material
stuffmaterial, cloth
unsubstantiallacking in material substance, intangible
vail[textiles: remnant of cloth, leftover of material] tip, gratuity, perk

Thesaurus

 23 result(s).
border materiallist
chest, square piece of material covering thesquare
comfort, materialcreature
crape materialcypress
durable material, made ofeverlasting
inside, material which lieslining
materialstaple
materialcorporal
materialmetal
materialstuff
material comfortcreature
material naturegrossness
material substance, lacking inunsubstantial
material which lies insidelining
material, borderlist
material, militaryproportion
material, second-ratesecond
military materialproportion
nature, materialgrossness
raw materialelement
second-rate materialsecond
substance, lacking in materialunsubstantial
woollen cloth, one who shears excess material fromshearman

Themes and Topics

 2 result(s).
Clothing... m loose upper garment of coarse material half-kirtle 2h4 ...
...m v ii 13 f robe of a coarse material with a high-collar short sleeves and ...
Italian and Spanish... prize roba (n f ) 2h4 iii ii 22 material signor (n m ) ts i ii 26 mister ...

Words Families

 3 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
IMMATERIALBASICsee MATERIAL
MATERIALBASICmaterial adj
MATERIALNOTimmaterial adj
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