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Definitions of match:

  • noun:   lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
    Example: "He always carries matches to light his pipe"
  • noun:   an exact duplicate
    Example: "When a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
  • noun:   a burning piece of wood or cardboard
    Example: "If you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
  • noun:   something that resembles or harmonizes with
    Example: "That tie makes a good match with your jacket"
  • noun:   a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
  • noun:   the score needed to win a match
  • noun:   a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
  • noun:   a pair of people who live together
  • noun:   a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
  • verb:   provide funds complementary to
    Example: "The company matched the employees' contributions"
  • verb:   be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
    Example: "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
  • verb:   be equal or harmonize
    Example: "The two pieces match"
  • verb:   make correspond or harmonize
    Example: "Match my sweater"
  • verb:   bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    Example: "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"
  • verb:   give or join in marriage
  • verb:   satisfy or fulfill
    Example: "This job doesn't match my dreams"
  • verb:   make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
    Example: "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
  • verb:   set into opposition or rivalry
    Example: "Let them match their best athletes against ours"
  • verb:   be equal to in quality or ability
    Example: "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"


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