Material Ma*te"ri*al, n. The substance or matter of which anything is made or may be made. Raw material, any crude, unfinished, or elementary materials that are adapted to use only by processes of skilled labor. Cotton, wool, ore, logs, etc., are raw material., Material Ma*te"ri*al, v. t. To form from matter; to materialize. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.