Synonyms for (noun) matter

matter

that which has mass and occupies space

physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it

LESS SPECIFIC: physical entity


matter

(used with negation) having consequence

they were friends and it was no matter who won the games

LESS SPECIFIC: moment, import, consequence


thing, affair, matter

a vaguely specified concern

several matters to attend to; it is none of your affair; things are going well

LESS SPECIFIC: concern


matter

a problem

is anything the matter?

LESS SPECIFIC: trouble, problem


topic, subject, matter, issue

some situation or event that is thought about

he kept drifting off the topic; he had been thinking about the subject for several years; it is a matter for the police


matter

written works (especially in books or magazines)

he always took some reading matter with him on the plane

Synonyms for (verb) matter

count, matter, weigh

have weight; have import, carry weight

It does not matter much

LESS SPECIFIC: be