• Kinds of roofing materials excavated include flat tiles (shown here), curved pantiles, slate, and shingles
    Kinds of roofing materials excavated include flat tiles (shown here), curved pantiles, slate, and shingles
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v materialize come into being; become reality "Her dream really materialized"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Some Chinese chopsticks contain gold as on of their materials
    • Materialize To appear as a material form; to take substantial shape.
    • Materialize To cause to assume a character appropriate to material things; to occupy with material interests; as, to materialize thought.
    • Materialize To come into existence; as, the promised donations never materialized .
    • Materialize To invest with material characteristics; to make perceptible to the senses; hence, to present to the mind through the medium of material objects. "Having with wonderful art and beauty materialized , if I may so call it, a scheme of abstracted notions, and clothed the most nice, refined conceptions of philosophy in sensible images."
    • Materialize (Spiritualism) To make visable in, or as in, a material form; -- said of spirits. "A female spirit form temporarily materialized , and not distinguishable from a human being."
    • Materialize To regard as matter; to consider or explain by the laws or principles which are appropriate to matter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper
    • materialize To give a material form or bodily existence to; make physically perceptible; embody in any manner. See II.
    • materialize To give the character of metaphysical materialism to; render materialistic.
    • materialize To reduce to a material basis or standard; treat as pertaining only to matter; give a material character to; make material, low, coarse, sensual, etc.: as, to materialize thought, morality, or mythology; to materialize one's ideas or enjoyments.
    • materialize To become material; assume a material form; in recent spiritualistic use, to assume, as a spirit or immaterial entity, a form which is perceptible by the senses, or one that is visible, tangible, and (in the case of supposed spirits) capable of physical exertion.
    • materialize To take form or shape; come into perceptible existence; become real: as, the project has not yet materialized.
    • materialize Also spelled materialise.
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Great people are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.”
  • Gerald W. Johnson
    Gerald W. Johnson
    “Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials.”
  • Bern Williams
    Bern Williams
    “Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.”
  • Mary Caroline Richards
    “The imagination equips us to perceive reality when it is not fully materialized.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. matérialiser,


In literature:

Sometimes it certainly comes to him through material beauty.
"Art" by Clive Bell
A small, three-pronged fork of the same pattern and material as the above.
"Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made" by William H. Holmes
Many a nation would have given almost anything to know from what materials the beautiful bowls, vases, and dishes were made.
"The Story of Porcelain" by Sara Ware Bassett
For the present, it is sufficient to indicate that the social customs have changed and are changing very materially.
"Heart and Soul" by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
The material required for making apples is cut into a circle of any size desired and from any material.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin
The laboratory material is to be found in ourselves and in those about us.
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
Further additions of recarburizing material are added as needed to meet the analysis.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
The material to be worked upon is stretched between these hoops like the parchment on a drum.
"Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving" by Grace Christie
Some astronomers think that this is volcanic material which has been shot out of the planet.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
The tales differed materially in details.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings

In poetry:

For many a body-sweet material thing,
What canst thou give us half so dear as these?
We would not soar amid the stars to sing,
Warm and content amid the nested trees.
"Postscript" by Richard Le Gallienne
Waters, flowing dark and bright
In the sunlight or the moon,
Seize my soul with such delight
As a visible music might;
As some slow, majestic tune
Made material to the sight.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
Ah! fain would I rise on thy feathery pinions,
Above the material cares of the day,
And float over earth's most enchanting dominions,
As clouds, by the zephyrs, are wafted away!
"Suggested" by Alfred Castner King
Or will a darkness, o'er material shows
Descending, hide them from the spirit's sight;
As from the sun a blotting radiance flows
Athwart the stars all glorious through the night;
"Death" by George MacDonald
DEAREST, a look is but a ray
Reflected in a certain way;
A word, whatever tone it wear,
Is but a trembling wave of air;
A touch, obedience to a clause
In nature's pure material laws.
"The Philosopher To His Love" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The earthquake is his best ally--
It shows up things he cannot buy,
And gives him raw material
For making mastodons and such,
Enough to beat that ancient "Dutch
Republic's Rise and Fall."
"The Antiquarian" by Hattie Howard

In news:

The teacher is also a pianist, so you get to hear what the accompaniment sounds like before you bring materials in to an audition.
All material was supplied by the manufacturer.
I have a question about material handling by airlift to hebht of 80m.
This airtight, superinsulated home was built using familiar methods and materials.
Material handling by airlift .
Sponsored by ASTM committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices.
This includes a comprehensive notebook of materials for each participant as well as any additional supplemental materials and the presenter expenses.
Rick Reagan has been appointed president of Enthone Inc and will report directly to Steven Corbett, CEO of Cookson Performance Materials, which includes both Enthone and the Alpha electronic assembly and advanced materials business.
But vinyl is the key material boaters need to protect , and we were most curious about its impact on some severely weathered material.
Gupta is the executive chairman of Avantor™ Performance Materials, a chemistries and materials manufacturer, and a senior advisor to New Mountain Capital, LLC, a private equity firm.
I'm a material guy The next major step in realistic renderings is the application of materials.
According to a company press release, the EarthSleeve was developed for Starbucks by LBP Manufacturing in conjunction with Henkel, and uses 34 percent less raw fiber material with a full 25 percent increase in recycled materials.
Growers are being encouraged to alternate among spray materials to reduce the development of resistant pests and also because the new reduced -risk materials are less broad spectrum.
0 After cleaning of plastics regrind in the patented CCD (Compact Cyclonic DeDuster) dust removal system, the cleaned material is as good as resins and can be mixed with virgin material for further processing.
The History Committee also maintains an archive of its working materials (meeting minutes, source material for published documents, etc.

In science:

Although this is far from sufficient to identify a material for a specific application, it does provide a criteria to eliminate materials for which instability would occur.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
As the ratio of core mass to total mass is enhanced, this results in a larger specific self-binding energy for material close to the core-envelope interface, and if this material is perturbed, it can absorb a larger fraction of the planet’s orbital energy.
On the Survivability and Metamorphism of Tidally Disrupted Giant Planets: the Role of Dense Cores
Small excitations of arbitrary form are damped and this damping is expected as a result of material properties, otherwise the continuum, as a material, cannot exist, it destroys itself.
Generic stability in dissipative generalized mechanics
We associate the BB component to the expansion of the ejected material, while the power-law is associated (as we interpret from the IGC paradigm) with the accretion of part of this material onto the NS companion.
GRB 110709B in the Induced Gravitational Collapse paradigm
It is interesting to analyze how the NS can accrete such a large mass, in some cases of the order of 47% of the early-SN material (see column 5 of Table 4), since one could think that solid angles of ∼ 50% between the early-SN material and the accreting NS are hard to obtain.
GRB 110709B in the Induced Gravitational Collapse paradigm