American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Material

MATE’RIAL, a. [L. materia, matter.]

1. Consisting of matter; not spiritual; as material substance; material bodies.

2. Important; momentous; more or less necessary; having influence or effect.

Hold them for catholics or heretics, it is not a thing very material in this question.

In the account of simple ideas, I shall set down only such as are most material to our present purpose.

So we say, a material point; a material fault or error; a material fact or consideration.

3. Not formal; substantial.

4. Furnishing materials; as material men.

MATE’RIAL, n. The substance or matter of which any thing is made; as, wool is the material of cloth; rags are the material of paper.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Material," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed September 27, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIUV5F8UGPR8NH3.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Material." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 27 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIUV5F8UGPR8NH3.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Material' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 27 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIUV5F8UGPR8NH3.