anything from which sth is or can be made; natural or man-made substance
information from which a (written) work is to be produced
of or having an effect on real or solid matter or substance; of the body; physical
important or having a wide effect
having important connection
"coal is a hard black material"
"wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
"the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"
"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"
"woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"
"she measured off enough material for a dress"
"useful teaching materials"
"he was university material"
"she was vice-presidential material"
"the material universe"
"his support made a material difference"
"evidence material to the issue at hand"
"facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts"
"a material witness"
"the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"
"that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible"
"the substantial world"
"a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"
"most ponderous and substantial things"
The material world appears to be..boundless and immense.
出自： J. Butler
The accumulation of material things has never been of great significance to me.