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Material (a.) Consisting of matter; not spiritual; corporeal; physical; as, material substance or bodies.
Material (a.) Hence: Pertaining to, or affecting, the physical nature of man, as distinguished from the mental or moral nature; relating to the bodily wants, interests, and comforts.
Material (a.) Of solid or weighty character; not insubstantial; of cinsequence; not be dispensed with; important.
Material (a.) Pertaining to the matter, as opposed to the form, of a thing. See Matter.
Material (n.) The substance or matter of which anything is made or may be made.
Material (v. t.) To form from matter; to materialize.