Definitions for match

Definitions for (noun) match

Main entry: match, lucifer, friction match

Definition: 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

Main entry: match, mate

Definition: an exact duplicate

Usage: when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook

Main entry: match

Definition: a burning piece of wood or cardboard

Usage: if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode

Main entry: match

Definition: something that resembles or harmonizes with

Usage: that tie makes a good match with your jacket

Main entry: match

Definition: a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

Main entry: match, mates, couple

Definition: a pair of people who live together

Usage: a married couple from Chicago

Main entry: peer, match, compeer, equal

Definition: a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

Main entry: catch, match

Definition: a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

Main entry: match

Definition: the score needed to win a match

Definitions for (verb) match

Main entry: equal, equalise, equalize, equate, match

Definition: 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

Main entry: match

Definition: be equal or harmonize

Usage: The two pieces match

Main entry: match, fit

Definition: make correspond or harmonize

Usage: Match my sweater

Main entry: pit, play off, oppose, match

Definition: 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

Main entry: couple, twin, pair, match, mate

Definition: 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

Main entry: match

Definition: give or join in marriage

Main entry: match

Definition: provide funds complementary to

Usage: The company matched the employees' contributions

Main entry: match, meet, cope with

Definition: satisfy or fulfill

Usage: meet a need; this job doesn't match my dreams

Main entry: correspond, tally, jibe, match, fit, gibe, agree, check

Definition: 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

Main entry: equal, touch, rival, match

Definition: 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

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