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Definitions of match

  1. a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a person who is of equal standing with another in a group Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. be equal to in quality or ability; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction; "he always carries matches to light his pipe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a burning piece of wood or cardboard; "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. the score needed to win a match Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. set into opposition or rivalry; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. give or join in marriage Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees' contributions" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. Alt. of race Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating fire, made of some substance which takes fire readily, or remains burning some time; esp., a small strip or splint of wood dipped at one end in a substance which can be easily ignited by friction, as a preparation of phosphorus or chlorate of potassium. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A bringing together of two parties suited to one another, as for a union, a trial of skill or force, a contest, or the like Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A contest to try strength or skill, or to determine superiority; an emulous struggle. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A matrimonial union; a marriage. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. An agreement, compact, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Equality of conditions in contest or competition. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Suitable combination or bringing together; that which corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the carpet and curtains are a match. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly imbedded when a mold is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mold. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To furnish with its match; to bring a match, or equal, against; to show an equal competitor to; to set something in competition with, or in opposition to, as equal. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To make or procure the equal of, or that which is exactly similar to, or corresponds with; as, to match a vase or a horse; to match cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit (one thing to another). Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To marry; to give in marriage. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a tongue and a groove, at the edges; as, to match boards. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. To be united in marriage; to mate. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To be of equal, or similar, size, figure, color, or quality; to tally; to suit; to correspond; as, these vases match. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A marriage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A short slender piece of wood or other material tipped with a mixture by means of which fire is procured; anything which agrees with, or is exactly like, another thing; an equal; game or contest; marriage; one to be gained in marriage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. To equal successfully; to set against; as, he matched his ability against mine; to get a counterpart of, or the equal of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  43. To agree with, or be like, each other. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  44. A piece of inflammable material used for obtaining fire easily: a prepared rope for firing artillery, etc.: a lucifer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  45. Anything which agrees with or suits another thing: an equal: one able to cope with another: a contest or game: a marriage: one to be gained in marriage. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  46. To be of the same make, size, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. To be equal to: to be able to compete with: to find an equal to: to set against as equal: to suit: to give in marriage. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. MATCHER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. An equal; counter part; contest; marriage; splinter of wood for lighting; rope for firing cannon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  50. To be similar, or equal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  51. To be the equal or counterpart of; to pair. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  52. To set beside or against one another, as mates or competitors. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. To suit; to marry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. To be alike; tally; agree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. An equal; mate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. A contest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  57. A splinter of soft wood tipped with something that ignites by friction; also, a fuse: slow (or quick) match. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  58. Anything easily kindled and used for lighting; a lucifer; a lighted rope, used for firing artillery, mines &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  59. Anything which tallies with or equals another; one able to cope with another; an equal; a contest: union by marriage: one to be married or gained in marriage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  60. To equal; to show an equal to; to oppose as equal; to suit; to marry. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  61. To be united in marriage; to correspond; to tally. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  62. Anything that readily takes fire, and is capable of setting fire to, or giving light; a slender piece of wood or piece of twisted fibre for igniting a candle or lamp; a lucifer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  63. One equal to another in strength or in some other quality; anything that equals another or tallies with it; a contest; a game; union by marriage; one about to be married. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  64. To equal; to oppose or set against as equal; to suit; to give in marriage; to be married; to tally. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  65. Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating fire, made of some substance which takes fire readily, or remains burning some time; esp., a small strip or splint of wood or cardboard dipped at one end in a substance which can be easily ignited by friction, as a preparation of phosphorus or chlorate of potassium. dictgcide_fs
  66. Equality of conditions in contest or competition, or one who provides equal competition to another in a contest; as, he had no match as a swordsman within the city. dictgcide_fs
  67. mach, n. a piece of inflammable material which easily takes or carries fire: a prepared rope for firing a gun, &c.: a lucifer.--ns. MATCH'-BOX, a box for holding matches; MATCH'LOCK, the lock of a musket containing a match for firing it: a musket so fired; MATCH'WOOD, wood cut down to a size suitable for making matches: wood broken into small pieces; QUICK'-MATCH, a match made of threads of cotton, and steeped in various inflammable substances so as to burn a yard in thirteen seconds; SAFE'TY-MATCH, a match which will only light when rubbed on a specially prepared surface; SLOW'-MATCH, a match made to burn at the rate of from four to five inches in an hour, for blasting, &c. [O. Fr. mesche (Fr. mèche)--Low L. myxus--Gr. myxa, the snuff or wick of a lamp.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  68. mach, n. anything which agrees with or suits another thing: an equal: one able to cope with another: a contest or game: a pairing, a marriage: one to be gained in marriage.--v.i. to be of the same make, size, &c., to correspond: to form a union with.--v.t. to be equal to, to set a counterpart to anything: to be able to compete with: to find an equal to: to set against as equal: to suit: to give in marriage.--adj. MATCH'ABLE.--ns. MATCH'BOARD, a board with a tongue cut along one edge and a groove in the opposite edge, their joining being called a MATCH'-JOINT; MATCH'ER.--adj. MATCH'LESS, having no match or equal: superior to all: peerless: unpaired.--adv. MATCH'LESSLY.--ns. MATCH'LESSNESS; MATCH'-MAK'ER, one who makes matches: one who plans to bring about marriages. [A.S. gemæca, gemaca, a mate, a wife.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  69. Person able to contend with another as an equal, as find, meet, one\'s m., be (more than) a m. for; person equal to another in some quality, as we shall never see his m.; person, thing, exactly like or corresponding to another; contest of skill &c. in which persons are matched against each other, as cricket m.; matrimonial alliance; make a m., bring this about; person viewed in regard to his or her eligibility for marriage, esp. as to rank or fortune, as he is an excellent m.; m.-board, one with tongue cut along one edge& groove along other, so as to fit into similar boards; matchmaker, one fond of scheming to bring about marriages. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  70. Join (person with another) in marriage; prove a match for; place (person &c.) in conflict against another; well matched, fit to contend with each other, live together, &c., on equal terms; place (person, thing) in competition with; be equal, correspond in quantity, quality, colour, &c., to (thing &c.; also intr. with), as the carpets m. the wall-paper, these ribbons do not m., do not m. with your hat, trimmed with velvet to m.; find material &c. that matches with (another), as can you m. me this silk? Concise Oxford Dictionary
  71. Short piece of wood, wax taper, &c., tipped with composition that bursts into flame when rubbed on rough or (safety m.) specially prepared surface; piece of wick, cord, &c., designed to burn at uniform rate, for firing cannon &c.; m.-box (for holding mm.); matchlock, (gun with) lock in which m. is placed for igniting powder; matchwood, wood suitable for mm., minute splinters. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  72. n. [French] Any combustible substance, as tow, wick, chip of wood, dm., dipped in melted sulphur, and used for domestic purposes, and for firing artillery, mines, &c. Cabinet Dictionary

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