(intransitive) To be important.
- In fact; actually.
- So far as that is concerned; as for that.
- Regardless of:
- in regard to that; as far as that is concerned
Other Word Forms of Matter
Origin of Matter
From Middle English mater, matere, from Anglo-Norman matere, materie, from Old French materie, matiere, from Latin materia (“matter, stuff, material"), derivative of Latin mater (“mother"). Displaced native Middle English andweorc, andwork (“material, matter") (from Old English andweorc (“matter, substance, material")), Old English intinga (“matter, affair, business").
Middle English from Old French matere from Latin māteria wood, timber, matter from māter mother (because the woody part was seen as the source of growth) māter- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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