part of speech: noun
Sentence from text: Matter is the physical material of the universe; it is anything that has mass and occupies space.
—Chemistry: The Central Science —
1: a subject under consideration
2: a subject of disagreement or litigation
3: material (such as feces or urine) discharged from the living body
4: material discharged by suppuration
5: the substance of which a physical object is composed
6: material substance that occupies space, has mass, and is composed predominantly of atoms consisting of protons, neutrons, and electrons, that constitutes the observable universe, and that is interconvertible with energy
: a material substance of a particular kind or for a particular purpose
Synonyms: content, motif, motive, question, subject, theme, topic
Verb: count, import, mean, signify, weigh
My own sentence: Chemical; Astronauts have been sent out into space to collect matter.
My own sentence: 1: After the discussion there was a matter to debate.
First known use: 13th century
History and Etymology: Middle English matere, from Anglo-French, from Latin materia matter, physical substance, from mater