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match - Dictionary definition and meaning for word match

Definition
(noun) lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
Synonyms : friction match , lucifer
Example Sentence
  • he always carries matches to light his pipe
  • as long you've a lucifer to light your fag

Definition
(noun) a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
Definition
(noun) a burning piece of wood or cardboard
Example Sentence
  • if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode

Definition
(noun) an exact duplicate
Synonyms : mate
Example Sentence
  • when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook

Definition
(noun) the score needed to win a match
Definition
(noun) a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
Synonyms : catch

Definition
(noun) a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
Synonyms : compeer , equal , peer

Definition
(noun) a pair of people who live together
Synonyms : couple , mates
Example Sentence
  • a married couple from Chicago

Definition
(noun) something that resembles or harmonizes with
Example Sentence
  • that tie makes a good match with your jacket

Definition
(verb) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
Synonyms : agree , check , correspond , fit , gibe , jibe , tally
Example Sentence
  • The two stories don't agree in many details
  • The handwriting checks with the signature on the check
  • The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun

Definition
(verb) provide funds complementary to
Example Sentence
  • The company matched the employees' contributions

Definition
(verb) bring two objects, ideas, or people together
Synonyms : couple , mate , pair , twin
Example Sentence
  • This fact is coupled to the other one
  • Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?
  • The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project

Definition
(verb) be equal to in quality or ability
Synonyms : equal , rival , touch
Example Sentence
  • Nothing can rival cotton for durability
  • Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
  • Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents

Definition
(verb) make correspond or harmonize
Synonyms : fit
Example Sentence
  • Match my sweater

Definition
(verb) satisfy or fulfill
Synonyms : cope with , meet
Example Sentence
  • meet a need
  • this job doesn't match my dreams

Definition
(verb) give or join in marriage
Definition
(verb) set into opposition or rivalry
Synonyms : oppose , pit , play off
Example Sentence
  • let them match their best athletes against ours
  • pit a chess player against the Russian champion
  • He plays his two children off against each other

Definition
(verb) be equal or harmonize
Example Sentence
  • The two pieces match

Definition
(verb) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
Synonyms : equal , equalise , equalize , equate
Example Sentence
  • let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office
  • The company matched the discount policy of its competitors

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