1. Morning.

2. [F. Matines. See Etymol. Above] Morning worship or service; morning prayers or songs. "The winged choristers began To chirp their matins." (Cleveland)

3. Time of morning service; the first canonical hour in the Roman Catholic Church.

Origin: F. Fr. L. Matutinum the morning, matutinus of the morning, Matuta the goddess of the morning. See Matutinal.

<zoology> A French mastiff.

Origin: F. Matin.

(01 Mar 1998)

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