material

US /məˈtɪriəl/

UK /məˈtɪəriəl/

A2
  • noun
  • Cloth; fabric
  • Supplies or data needed to do a certain thing
  • Substance from which a thing is made of
  • adjecitve
  • Relevant; (of evidence) important or significant
  • Belonging to the world of physical things

Examples

Higher raw material costs have pushed up the price of many manufactured goods.

He's collecting material for a new book on space travel. I can't find any relevant material on him in the library.

He was convicted of importing indecent material.