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  Definition of match
  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"
  2. an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
  3. a burning piece of wood or cardboard; "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
  4. something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
  5. a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
  6. a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
  7. a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
  8. a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
  9. the score needed to win a 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"
  11. be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"
  12. make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"
  13. 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"
  14. 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"
  15. give or join in marriage
  16. provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees'' contributions"
  17. satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn''t match my dreams"
  18. 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"
  19. 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"
Similar Words: lucifer, friction match, mate, couple, mates, peer, equal, compeer, catch, equalize, equalise, equate, fit, pit, oppose, play off, pair, twin, meet, cope with, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree, touch, rival

 

Hyponyms: fusee, fuzee, kitchen match, safety match, book matches, slow match, boxing match, chess match, cockfight, cricket match, diving, diving event, field event, final, quarterfinal, semifinal, semi, swimming event, tennis match, test match, match game, matched game, wrestling match, power couple, DINK, associate, contemporary, coeval, stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in, successor, replacement, townsman, homologize, homologise, homogenize, homogenise, tie, draw, balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise, mismate, mismatch, consist, look, answer, coincide, align, correlate, parallel, twin, duplicate, square, corroborate, underpin, bear out, support, resemble, meet, fit, conform to, befit, suit, beseem, harmonize, harmonise, consort, accord, concord, fit in, agree, pattern, adhere, rhyme, rime

 

Grouped Verbs: equal, touch, rival, fit, mate, couple, pair, twin, harmonize, harmonise, consort, accord, concord, fit in, agree, check, check out, equalize, equalise, equate

 

Member Meronyms: peer group

 

Derivational Morphology: mate, couple, pair, twin, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree, pit, oppose, play off, copulate, equal, touch, rival, compare, liken, equate, equalize, equalise, capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant, peer, compeer, equality, equivalence, equation, par, equator, equalization, equalisation, leveling, counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser, adjustment, accommodation, fitting, playoff, opposition, opponent, opposite, brace, twosome, twain, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad, coupling, mates, matchmaker, matcher, marriage broker, agreement, correspondence

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: кибрит and мач   Croatian: meč and šibica  
Dutch: lucifer and wedstrijd   Finnish: ottelu and tulitikku  
French: allumette and match   German: Spiel and Streichholz  
Greek: σπίρτο and ματς   Italian: fiammifero and incontro  
Japanese: マッチ   Korean: 맞대결 and 성냥  
Norwegian: fyrstikk and kamp   Polish: mecz and zapałka  
Portuguese: palito de fósforo   Serbian: šibica  
Slovene: vžigalica   Spanish: cerillo and partido  
Swedish: match and tändsticka  
 
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