- Lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction.
- usage: "he always carries matches to light his pipe"; "as long you've a lucifer to light your fag"
- A formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete.
- A burning piece of wood or cardboard.
- usage: "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
- An exact duplicate.
- usage: "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
- synonyms: mate
- The score needed to win a match.
- A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect.
- synonyms: catch
- A person who is of equal standing with another in a group.
- A pair of people who live together.
- usage: "a married couple from Chicago"
- Something that resembles or harmonizes with.
- usage: "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
- Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics.
- usage: "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"
- Provide funds complementary to.
- usage: "The company matched the employees' contributions"
- Bring two objects, ideas, or people together.
- usage: "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"
- Be equal to in quality or ability.
- usage: "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"
- Make correspond or harmonize.
- usage: "Match my sweater"
- synonyms: fit
- Satisfy or fulfill.
- usage: "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams"
- Give or join in marriage.
- Set into opposition or rivalry.
- usage: "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"
- Be equal or harmonize.
- usage: "The two pieces match"
- Make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching.
- usage: "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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|Chicago||WordNet. 2010. "match" http://smartdefine.org/match/definitions/1205804 (accessed October 16, 2018).|
|Harvard||WordNet 2010, match, Smart Define, viewed 16 October, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/match/definitions/1205804>.|
|MLA||WordNet. "match" 23 October 2010. Web. 16 October 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/match/definitions/1205804>|