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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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