MATER

mater

(noun) an informal use of the Latin word for mother; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

mater (plural maters or matres)

(British slang, now, chiefly, archaic or humorous) Mother.

(anatomy) A meninx; the dura mater, arachnoid mater, or pia mater of the brain.

Etymology 2

Noun

mater (plural maters)

(biology) Someone or something that mates.

Etymology 3

Noun

mater (plural maters)

Alternative form of 'mater (“tomato”)

Anagrams

• METAR, armet, metra, ramet, tamer, terma, trema, tréma

Source: Wiktionary


Ma"ter, n. Etym: [L., mother. See Mother.]

Definition: See Alma mater, Dura mater, and Pia mater.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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