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Meaning of MATCH

Pronunciation:  mach

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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. [n]  an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
  3. [n]  a burning piece of wood or cardboard; "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
  4. [n]  something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
  5. [n]  a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
  6. [n]  a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
  7. [n]  a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
  8. [n]  a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
  9. [n]  the score needed to win a match
  10. [v]  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. [v]  be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"
  12. [v]  make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"
  13. [v]  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. [v]  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. [v]  give or join in marriage
  16. [v]  provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees' contributions"
  17. [v]  satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams"
  18. [v]  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 do'nt match those on the gun"
  19. [v]  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"

MATCH is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: agree, catch, check, compeer, cope with, correspond, couple, couple, equal, equal, equalise, equalize, equate, fit, friction match, gibe, jibe, lucifer, mate, mate, mates, meet, oppose, pair, peer, pit, play off, rival, tally, touch, twin
 Antonyms: disaccord, disagree, discord
 See Also: accede, adapt, adhere, adjust, adult, align, alter, answer, associate, backup, backup man, balance, be, bear out, befit, beseem, book matches, boxing match, bring together, change, chess match, cockfight, coeval, coincide, compete, competition, conform, conform to, confront, consist, contemporary, contend, contend, contest, cope, correlate, corroborate, counterpart, cricket match, deal, DINK, diving, diving event, draw, duplicate, duplicate, duplication, equal, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize, face, family, family unit, field event, fill-in, final, furnish, fusee, fuzee, get by, grapple, grownup, homogenise, homogenize, homologise, homologize, homologize, human, igniter, ignitor, individual, join, kitchen match, light, lighter, look, make do, make out, manage, match game, matched game, matchstick, meet, mismatch, mismate, mortal, opposite number, overlap, parallel, pattern, peer group, person, provide, quarterfinal, relief, reliever, render, replacement, resemble, rhyme, rime, safety match, score, semi, semifinal, set, slow match, somebody, someone, soul, square, stand-in, substitute, successor, suit, supply, support, swimming event, tennis match, test match, tie, townsman, twin, underpin, vie, vis-a-vis, wrestling match



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Match\, n. [OE. macche, F. m[`e]che, F. m[`e]che, fr. L.
    myxa a lamp nozzle, Gr. ? mucus, nostril, a lamp nozzle. Cf.
    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.
    {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,
  2. \Match\, n. [OE. macche, AS. gem[ae]cca; 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}, v., and
    cf. {Mate} an associate.]
    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) A contest to try strength or skill, or to determine
           superiority; an emulous struggle. ``Many a warlike
           match.'' --Drayton.
                 A solemn match was made; he lost the prize.
       (b) 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.'' --Clarendon.
    5. Equality of conditions in contest or competition.
             It were no match, your nail against his horn.
    6. Suitable combination or bringing together; that which
       corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the
       carpet and curtains are a match.
    7. (Founding) 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} (Carp.), boards fitted together with tongue
       and groove, or prepared to be so fitted.
    {Match game}, a game arranged as a test of superiority.
    {Match plane} (Carp.), either of the two planes used to shape
       the edges of boards which are joined by grooving and
    {Match plate} (Founding), a board or plate on the opposite
       sides of which the halves of a pattern are fastened, to
       facilitate molding. --Knight.
    {Match wheel} (Mach.), a cogwheel of suitable pitch to work
       with another wheel; specifically, one of a pair of
       cogwheels of equal size.
  3. \Match\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to
       rival successfully; to equal.
             No settled senses of the world can match The
             pleasure of that madness.             --Shak.
    2. To furnish with its match; to bring a match, or equal,
       against; to show an equal competitor to; to set something
       in competition with, or in opposition to, as equal.
             No history or antiquity can matchis policies and his
             conduct.                              --South.
    3. To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.
             Eternal might To match with their inventions they
             presumed So easy, and of his thunder made a scorn.
    4. To make or procure the equal of, or that which is exactly
       similar to, or corresponds with; as, to match a vase or a
       horse; to match cloth. ``Matching of patterns and
       colors.'' --Swift.
    5. To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit,
       or suit (one thing to another).
             Let poets match their subject to their strength.
    6. To marry; to give in marriage.
             A senator of Rome survived, Would not have matched
             his daughter with a king.             --Addison.
    7. To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together;
       specifically, to furnish with a tongue and a groove, at
       the edges; as, to match boards.
    {Matching machine}, a planing machine for forming a tongue or
       a groove on the edge of a board.
  4. \Match\, v. i.
    1. To be united in marriage; to mate.
             I hold it a sin to match in my kindred. --Shak.
             Let tigers match with hinds, and wolves with sheep.
    2. To be of equal, or similar, size, figure, color, or
       quality; to tally; to suit; to correspond; as, these vases
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or strike a match in your dream, suggests that there is something that you need to ignite and rekindle in your life.
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