[mey-truh n-lee] /ˈmeɪ trən li/
of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a ; maturely dignified; stately.
characteristic of or suitable for a .
of, characteristic of, or suitable for a matron; staid and dignified in a manner associated with a middle-aged, usually plump, woman
1580s (adv.), 1650s (adj.), from matron + -ly (2). An earlier adjective was matron-like (1570s).
noun 1. a married woman acting as the principal attendant of the bride at a wedding.
[ma-truh-nim-ik] /ˌmæ trəˈnɪm ɪk/ adjective 1. . /ˌmætrəˈnɪmɪk/ adjective, noun 1. a less common word for metronymic n. 1794, a hybrid from Latin mater (see mother (n.1)) + Greek-based ending from patronymic. As an adjective from 1874.
/ˌmætrɪˈɒʃkə/ noun 1. another word for Russian doll
[mats] /mæts/ noun 1. Military Air Transport Service. [mat] /mæt/ noun 1. a piece of fabric made of plaited or woven rushes, straw, hemp, or similar fiber, or of some other pliant material, as rubber, used as a protective covering on a floor or other surface, to wipe the shoes on, etc. 2. a smaller […]