Definition of Match
1. Noun. Lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction. "As long you've a lucifer to light your fag"
Specialized synonyms: Fusee, Fuzee, Kitchen Match, Book Matches, Safety Match, Slow Match
Generic synonyms: Igniter, Ignitor, Light, Lighter
Terms within: Matchstick
2. Verb. Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics. "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
Specialized synonyms: Consist, Look, Answer, Coincide, Align, Correlate, Parallel, Duplicate, Parallel, Twin, Square, Bear Out, Corroborate, Support, Underpin, Resemble, Conform To, Fit, Meet, Homologize, Befit, Beseem, Suit, Accord, Agree, Concord, Consort, Fit In, Harmonise, Harmonize, Pattern, Adhere, Rhyme, Rime
Related verbs: Check, Check Out, Accord, Agree, Concord, Consort, Fit In, Harmonise, Harmonize
Generic synonyms: Be, Equal
Derivative terms: Agreeable, Agreement, Correspondence, Correspondent
3. Noun. A formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete.
Specialized synonyms: Boxing Match, Chess Match, Cockfight, Cricket Match, Diving, Diving Event, Field Event, Final, Quarterfinal, Semi, Semifinal, Swimming Event, Tennis Match, Match Game, Matched Game, Test Match, Wrestling Match
4. Verb. Provide funds complementary to. "The company matched the employees' contributions"
5. Noun. A burning piece of wood or cardboard. "If you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
6. Verb. Bring two objects, ideas, or people together. "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
Specialized synonyms: Mismate, Mismatch
Generic synonyms: Bring Together, Join
Derivative terms: Couple, Coupling, Mate, Pair, Pair
7. Noun. An exact duplicate. "When a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
8. Verb. Be equal to in quality or ability. "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"
Related verbs: Equal, Equalise, Equalize, Equate
Generic synonyms: Compete, Contend, Vie
Derivative terms: Equal
9. Noun. The score needed to win a match.
10. Verb. Make correspond or harmonize. "They match the cape "; "Match my sweater"
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set
Specialized synonyms: Balance, Equilibrate, Equilibrise, Equilibrize
Derivative terms: Fitting
11. Noun. A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect.
12. Verb. Satisfy or fulfill. "This job doesn't match my dreams"
Generic synonyms: Contend, Cope, Deal, Get By, Grapple, Make Do, Make Out, Manage
13. Noun. A person who is of equal standing with another in a group.
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Group relationships: Peer Group
Specialized synonyms: Associate, Coeval, Contemporary, Gangsta, Backup, Backup Man, Fill-in, Relief, Reliever, Stand-in, Substitute, Replacement, Successor, Townsman
Derivative terms: Equal, Equal, Equate, Equate
14. Verb. Give or join in marriage.
Generic synonyms: Bring Together, Join
Derivative terms: Matcher
15. Noun. A pair of people who live together. "A married couple from Chicago"
Generic synonyms: Family, Family Unit
Specialized synonyms: Power Couple, Dink
Derivative terms: Couple
16. Verb. Set into opposition or rivalry. "He plays his two children off against each other"
Generic synonyms: Confront, Face
Derivative terms: Opponent, Opponent, Playoff
17. Noun. Something that resembles or harmonizes with. "That tie makes a good match with your jacket"
18. Verb. Be equal or harmonize. "The two pieces match"
19. Verb. Make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching. "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Homologise, Homologize, Homogenise, Homogenize, Draw, Tie
Related verbs: Equal, Rival, Touch
Derivative terms: Equalisation, Equaliser, Equalization, Equalizer, Equal, Equation, Equator
Definition of Match
1. n. 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.
2. n. A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate.
3. v. t. To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal.
4. v. i. To be united in marriage; to mate.
Definition of Match
1. Noun. (sports) Sporting event such as a boxing meet, a baseball game, or a cricket match. ¹
2. Noun. Someone with a measure of an attribute equaling or exceeding the object of comparison. ¹
3. Noun. A marriage. ¹
4. Noun. Suitability. ¹
5. Noun. Equivalence; a state of correspondence. ¹
6. Noun. A pair of items or entities with mutually suitable characteristics. ¹
7. Verb. (intransitive) To agree, to be equal, to correspond to. ¹
8. Verb. (transitive) To make a successful match or pairing. ¹
9. Verb. (transitive) To equal or exceed in achievement. ¹
10. Noun. Device made of wood or paper, at the tip coated with chemicals that ignite with the friction of being dragged (struck) against a rough dry surface. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Match
1. to set in competition or opposition [v -ED, -ING, -ES]
Medical Definition of Match
1. 1. A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate. "Government . . . Makes an innocent man, though of the lowest rank, a match for the mightiest of his fellow subjects." (Addison) 2. 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; as, specifically: A contest to try strength or skill, or to determine superiority; an emulous struggle. "Many a warlike match." "A solemn match was made; he lost the prize." (Dryden) A matrimonial union; a marriage. 3. An agreement, compact, etc. "Thy hand upon that match." "Love doth seldom suffer itself to be confined by other matches than those of its own making." (Boyle) 4. A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage. "She . . . Was looked upon as the richest match of the West." 5. Equality of conditions in contest or competition. "It were no match, your nail against his horn." (Shak) 6. Suitable combination or bringing together; that which corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the carpet and curtains are a match. 7. 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. Match boarding, a cogwheel of suitable pitch to work with another wheel; specifically, one of a pair of cogwheels of equal size. Origin: OE. Macche, AS. Gemaecca; akin to gemaca, and to OS. Gimako, OHG. Gimah fitting, suitable, convenient, Icel. Mark suitable, maki mate, Sw. Make, Dan. Mage; all from the root of E. Make, v. See Make mate, and Make, and cf. Mate an associate. Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating fire, made of some substance which takes fire readily, or remains burning some time; especially, 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. Match box, a box for holding matches. Match tub, a tub with a perforated cover for holding slow matches for firing cannon, esp. On board ship. The tub contains a little water in the bottom, for extinguishing sparks from the lighted matches. Quick match, threads of cotton or cotton wick soaked in a solution of gunpowder mixed with gum arabic and boiling water and afterwards strewed over with mealed powder. It burns at the rate of one yard in thirteen seconds, and is used as priming for heavy mortars, fireworks, etc. Slow match, slightly twisted hempen rope soaked in a solution of limewater and saltpeter or washed in a lye of water and wood ashes. It burns at the rate of four or five inches an hour, and is used for firing cannon, fireworks, etc. Origin: OE. Macche, F. Meche, F. Meche, fr. L. Myxa a lamp nozzle, Gr. Mucus, nostril, a lamp nozzle. Cf. Mucus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Match
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"One cannot think how good a match looks under such circumstances—or how lovable and precious, and sacredly beautiful to the eye. ..."
2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Л & i. pair, match; see MARRY. material, a. 1. Spec, corporeal, carnal (archaic, exc. spec.), corporal (literary; rare), bodily, physical, objective, ..."
3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Der. match-loci, ie a lock of a gun holding a match, and hence the gun itself; added by Todd to Johnson's Diet. adj. which appears as ..."
4. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"He was delighted to hear that Lady Hatton disliked the match as much as himself, ... This match, out of my faith and freedom towards your Lordship, ..."
5. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"His name must, however, always be associated with the history of the game, lie played in the first regular Eton and Harrow match in 1822, ..."