Definition of MATCH

noun : MATCH

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete ;

  • 3. (

    ) a burning piece of wood or cardboard; "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode" ;

  • 4. (

    ) an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook" ;

  • 5. (

    ) the score needed to win a match ;

  • 9. (

    ) something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket" ;

verb : MATCH

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees' contributions" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater" ;

  • 6. (

    ) give or join in marriage ;

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

    ) be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match" ;


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