Synonyms for matter:

Sense 1

earthlike, overbalance, talking point, boil down to, fact, ware, hot-button, necessitate, cause, circumstance, contents, outweigh, impurity, referent, bandeau, powder, stand out, virtual community, transaction, fillet, concentrate.

Sense 2

earthy, come before, earthen, emphasize, override, sensible, commodity, subject matter, materiality, colonize, precede, job, prioritize, phenomenal, hobby horse, predominate, gossamer, merchandise, cosmos, underpin, wax, rafter, macrocosm, substantial, dominate, stripe.

Sense 3

mass, prevail, call for, reign, signify, tangible, corporeal, fodder, objective, timber, terrestrial.

Sense 4

universe, concrete, import.

Sense 5

bulk, creation, band, solid, physical, weight, beam.

Sense 6

cap, community, agent, major, indicate, vein, business.

Sense 7

world, come to, nature.

Sense 8


Sense 14


Sense 19

ground, line.


interest, affair, concern.







Other synonyms and related words:

bulk, take, function, emergence, tune, universe, transaction, proceeds, social occasion, yield, weigh, interest, calculate, nucleus, field, referent, come to, amour, offspring, mass, return, hot-button, government issue, earthen, gist, world, timber, beam, cause, involvement, outweigh, colonize, fodder, effect, nature, count, ground, bandeau, figure, top, line, study, gossamer, head, nut, military issue, sensible, materiality, liaison, import, article, affair, event, guinea pig, subject field, job, weight, exit, reckon, powder, bet, way out, consider, substantial, fact, discipline, look, subject area, business, enumerate, depend, payoff, tangible, concern, ware, egress, cap, consequence, progeny, field of study, precede, result, intimacy, major, pus, depicted object, outcome, vein, case, fillet, vicinity, band, wax, social function, circumstance, trouble, issuance, press, bailiwick, affaire, contents, stand out, content, phenomenal, signify, mail, outlet, upshot, publication, numerate, occasion, takings, neighborhood, agent.

Sense 2 (noun)


Sense 3 (noun)

concentrate, concern, agent, solid, powder, wax, circumstance.

Sense 4 (noun)


Sense 5 (noun)

dominate, emphasize, come before, predominate, figure.

Sense 6 (noun)

subject matter.

Sense 7 (noun)

referent, business, ground.

Sense 8 (noun)

import, signify.

amount (noun)


cognition (noun)

topic, issue, subject.

component (noun)

feature, filament, piece, fragment, constituent, member, part, percentage, portion, fraction, component, article, item, medium, ingredient, material, element, section, segment, factor.

concern, issue (noun)

event, business, affair, circumstance, topic, transaction, question, subject, job.

difficulty (noun)


difficulty, problem (noun)


material (noun)

raw materials, staple, stock, ore.

matter (noun)

issue, weigh, count, affair, subject, substance, thing, topic.

relevance (noun)


secretion of a sore (noun)


significance, meaning (noun)

import, content, consequence, gist, vicinity, weight, tune, upshot, neighborhood.

subject, thesis (noun)

motif, head, argument, interest, theme, subject matter, substance, text, point.

substance (noun)

object, element, body, material, thing, unit, stuff, substance, something.

be of consequence, importance (verb)

weigh, count, signify.

change (verb)


stative (verb)

count, weigh.

Usage examples for matter:

  • Then, in His name, what is the matter? - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  • No. Oh well, sure it is no matter to me. - "The Best Psychic Stories", Various.
  • Never to do anything in the matter himself, but to leave it to me. - "Georgina's Reasons", Henry James.

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