Definitions for: Materialize


[v] come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ma*te"ri*al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Materialized; p. pr. & vb. n. Materializing.] [Cf. F.
mat['e]rialiser.]
1. 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. --Tatler.

2. To regard as matter; to consider or explain by the laws or
principles which are appropriate to matter.

3. To cause to assume a character appropriate to material
things; to occupy with material interests; as, to
materialize thought.

4. (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. --Epes
Sargent.


Ma*te"ri*al*ize, v. i.
To appear as a material form; to take substantial shape.
[Colloq.]

Synonyms: happen, materialise

Antonyms: dematerialise, dematerialize

See Also: appear, come about, come out, go on, hap, occur, pass, pass off, take place

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