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Meaning & Definition of Match in English

English

Match

/mæʧ/

noun

1. 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"
  • "As long you've a lucifer to light your fag"
    synonym:
  • match
  • ,
  • lucifer
  • ,
  • friction match

2. A formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

    synonym:
  • match

3. A burning piece of wood or cardboard

  • "If you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
    synonym:
  • match

4. An exact duplicate

  • "When a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
    synonym:
  • match
  • ,
  • mate

5. The score needed to win a match

    synonym:
  • match

6. A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

    synonym:
  • catch
  • ,
  • match

7. A person who is of equal standing with another in a group

    synonym:
  • peer
  • ,
  • equal
  • ,
  • match
  • ,
  • compeer

8. A pair of people who live together

  • "A married couple from chicago"
    synonym:
  • couple
  • ,
  • mates
  • ,
  • match

9. Something that resembles or harmonizes with

  • "That tie makes a good match with your jacket"
    synonym:
  • match

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • match
  • ,
  • fit
  • ,
  • correspond
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • jibe
  • ,
  • gibe
  • ,
  • tally
  • ,
  • agree

2. Provide funds complementary to

  • "The company matched the employees' contributions"
    synonym:
  • match

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • match
  • ,
  • mate
  • ,
  • couple
  • ,
  • pair
  • ,
  • twin

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • equal
  • ,
  • touch
  • ,
  • rival
  • ,
  • match

5. Make correspond or harmonize

  • "Match my sweater"
    synonym:
  • match
  • ,
  • fit

6. Satisfy or fulfill

  • "Meet a need"
  • "This job doesn't match my dreams"
    synonym:
  • meet
  • ,
  • match
  • ,
  • cope with

7. Give or join in marriage

    synonym:
  • match

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • pit
  • ,
  • oppose
  • ,
  • match
  • ,
  • play off

9. Be equal or harmonize

  • "The two pieces match"
    synonym:
  • match

10. 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"
    synonym:
  • equal
  • ,
  • match
  • ,
  • equalize
  • ,
  • equalise
  • ,
  • equate

Examples of using

A tic-tac-toe match is usually quick.
Tom's socks don't match.
Tom lit the candle and then blew out the match.