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Definition of matting:

  1. A dull, lusterless surface in certain of the arts, as gilding, metal work, glassmaking, etc.
  2. An ornamental border. See 3d Mat, 4.
  3. Materials for mats.
  4. Mats, in general, or collectively; mat work; a matlike fabric, for use in covering floors, packing articles, and the like; a kind of carpeting made of straw, etc.
  5. The act of interweaving or tangling together so as to make a mat; the process of becoming matted.


door mat, flatness, fiber mat, carpet, bath mat, area rug, lustrelessness, mat, carpeting, lusterlessness, gym mat, drugget, flooring, cover, hearthrug, table covering, doormat, linoleum, matt, matte, rug, tatami.

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