Consisting of matter; of a physical nature; not spiritual: as, material elements; a material body.Relating to or connected with matter; concerned with organic nature; affecting corporeal things or interests: as, material existence or well-being.Hence Corporeal; sensuous; sensual; gross: as, material delights.Pertaining to the matter or subject; of substantial import or consequence; essential; necessary; important.Full of matter, or of solid sense and observation.In philosophy, consisting in or pertaining to matter in the Aristotelian sense, and not to form; arising from matter of positive fact, and not from logical implication; referring to the object as it exists, and not to distinctions originating in the mind; relating to a word as an object, and not to its meaning.In the law of evidence, of legal significance in the cause; having such a relation to the question in controversy that it may or ought to have some influence on the determination of the cause. See immaterial issue, under issue.The material modes affect the matter of the enunciation, viz. either the subject or the predicate. For example, in this enunciation, A good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep, the word bonus or good is the mode of the subject. In this, A rhetorician speaks ornately and copiously, ornately and copiously are the modes of the predicate. Burgersdicius, tr. by a Gentleman.n. Component or contributory matter or substance; that of or with which any corporeal thing is or may be constituted, made, or done: as, the materials of the soil or of disintegrated rocks; wool is the material of cloth; building- or writing-materials; war-material.n. A constituent principle or element; that which composes or makes a part of anything: as, the material of one's thoughts; the materials of a drama.To render material; materialize.