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matter (n.)

13世纪, materie ,"精神行为或思想、言语或表达过程的主题",来自英法 matere ,古法语 matere "主题、主题、话题;实质、内容;性格、教育"(12世纪,现代法语 matière ),直接来自拉丁语 materia "由某物制成的物质",也是"树的内部硬木"。根据德-瓦安和沃特金斯的说法,这是从 mater "起源、来源、母亲"(见 mother (n.1))。受希腊 hylē (见 hylo- )"木头、柴火"的影响,这个意义在哲学的拉丁语中得到了发展和扩展,一般意义上的"材料",被亚里士多德用于哲学意义上的"物质"。

这个拉丁词也是西班牙语、葡萄牙语和意大利语 materia ,荷兰语、德语和丹麦语 materie ,白话西班牙语 madera ,葡萄牙语 madeira "木头"的来源(比较 Madeira )。中英文单词有时也被专门用作"一块木头"。

从13世纪作为"文学作品的主题,所写的内容,主旨;"意义上的"叙事,故事,故事"是从14世纪开始的。意为"一般的物理物质"是从14世纪中叶开始的;"某些特定对象所构成或可能构成的物质"的意义是从14世纪晚期开始的 意为"一件事、事情、活动、情况;辩论或争论的主题、讨论中的问题"是从14世纪晚期开始的 在法律上,"待审或证明的东西",1530年代。

Matter of course "预期的东西"从1739年得到证明(形容词短语 matter-of-course "作为自然结果进行"是到1840年)。 For that matter "至于那,至于那是有关的"从1670年代开始得到证明。 What is the matter "what concerns (someone),what is the cause of the difficulty"从15世纪中叶开始得到考证,从 matter "环境或条件作为影响人和事物"的意义。对 make no matter to "be no difference to"也是15世纪中期,与 matter ,意思是"重要性,后果"。

matter (v.)

"具有重要性或后果性",1580年代,来自 matter (n. )。相关链接: Mattered ; mattering

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Definitions of matter from WordNet
1
matter (n.)
a vaguely specified concern;
several matters to attend to
Synonyms: affair / thing
matter (n.)
some situation or event that is thought about;
it is a matter for the police
Synonyms: topic / subject / issue
matter (n.)
that which has mass and occupies space;
physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it
matter (n.)
a problem;
is anything the matter?
matter (n.)
(used with negation) having consequence;
they were friends and it was no matter who won the games
matter (n.)
written works (especially in books or magazines);
he always took some reading matter with him on the plane
2
matter (v.)
have weight; have import, carry weight;
It does not matter much
Synonyms: count / weigh
From wordnet.princeton.edu