What does match mean?

Definitions for match
mætʃmatch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word match.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. match, lucifer, friction match(noun)

    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. match(noun)

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

  3. match(noun)

    a burning piece of wood or cardboard

    "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"

  4. match, mate(noun)

    an exact duplicate

    "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"

  5. match(noun)

    the score needed to win a match

  6. catch, match(noun)

    a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

  7. peer, equal, match, compeer(noun)

    a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

  8. couple, mates, match(noun)

    a pair of people who live together

    "a married couple from Chicago"

  9. match(verb)

    something that resembles or harmonizes with

    "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"

  10. match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree(verb)

    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"

  11. match(verb)

    provide funds complementary to

    "The company matched the employees' contributions"

  12. match, mate, couple, pair, twin(verb)

    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"

  13. equal, touch, rival, match(verb)

    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"

  14. match, fit(verb)

    make correspond or harmonize

    "Match my sweater"

  15. meet, match, cope with(verb)

    satisfy or fulfill

    "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams"

  16. match(verb)

    give or join in marriage

  17. pit, oppose, match, play off(verb)

    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"

  18. match(verb)

    be equal or harmonize

    "The two pieces match"

  19. equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate(verb)

    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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Match(noun)

    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. Match

    a person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate

  3. Match

    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

  4. Match

    a contest to try strength or skill, or to determine superiority; an emulous struggle

  5. Match

    a matrimonial union; a marriage

  6. Match

    an agreement, compact, etc

  7. Match

    a candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage

  8. Match

    equality of conditions in contest or competition

  9. Match

    suitable combination or bringing together; that which corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the carpet and curtains are a match

  10. Match

    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

  11. Match(verb)

    to be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal

  12. Match(verb)

    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

  13. Match(verb)

    to oppose as equal; to contend successfully against

  14. Match(verb)

    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

  15. Match(verb)

    to make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit (one thing to another)

  16. Match(verb)

    to marry; to give in marriage

  17. Match(verb)

    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

  18. Match(verb)

    to be united in marriage; to mate

  19. Match(verb)

    to be of equal, or similar, size, figure, color, or quality; to tally; to suit; to correspond; as, these vases match

  20. Origin: [OE. macche, F. mche, F. mche, fr. L. myxa a lamp nozzle, Gr. my`xa mucus, nostril, a lamp nozzle. Cf. Mucus.]

Freebase

  1. Match

    A match is a tool for starting a fire under controlled conditions. A typical modern match is made of a small wooden stick or stiff paper. One end is coated with a material that can be ignited by frictional heat generated by striking the match against a suitable surface. Matches are usually sold in quantity; wooden ones are packaged in boxes, and paper matches are clustered in rows stapled into matchbooks. They are commonly sold by tobacconists and many other kinds of shops. The coated end of a match, known as the match "head," contains either phosphorus or phosphorus sesquisulfide as the active ingredient and gelatin as a binder. There are two main types of matches: safety matches, which can be struck only against a specially prepared surface, and strike-anywhere matches, for which any suitably frictional surface can be used. Some match-like compositions, known as electric matches, are ignited electrically and do not make use of heat from friction.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Match

    mach, n. anything which agrees with or suits another thing: an equal: one able to cope with another: a contest or game: a pairing, a marriage: one to be gained in marriage.—v.i. to be of the same make, size, &c., to correspond: to form a union with.—v.t. to be equal to, to set a counterpart to anything: to be able to compete with: to find an equal to: to set against as equal: to suit: to give in marriage.—adj. Match′able.—ns. Match′board, a board with a tongue cut along one edge and a groove in the opposite edge, their joining being called a Match′-joint; Match′er.—adj. Match′less, having no match or equal: superior to all: peerless: unpaired.—adv. Match′lessly.—ns. Match′lessness; Match′-mak′er, one who makes matches: one who plans to bring about marriages. [A.S. gemæca, gemaca, a mate, a wife.]

CrunchBase

  1. Match

    Match.com pioneered online dating when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its 15-year history, Match.com has helped millions of singles meet and fall in love. Match.com provides a rich tapestry of ethnicities, interests, goals, ambitions, quirks, looks and personalities from which to choose. Match.com operates some of the leading subscription-based online dating sites in 25 countries, in 8 languages and spanning five continents, as well as oversees its ongoing investment in Meetic. Match.com also powers online dating on MSN across Asia, Australia, Canada, the United States and Latin America. Match.com is an operating business of IAC.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. match

    A wager of emulation by rowing, sailing, manœuvring, &c. (See QUICK MATCH.)--Slow match, used by artillerymen, is a very loose rope steeped in a solution of nitre, and burns at the rate of about one inch an hour, and is either used alone, or for lighting the port-fires, by which guns are yet fired for salutes on shore.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. match

    A preparation invented to retain fire for the service of artillery, mines, fireworks, etc. For different kinds in use and their composition, see Laboratory Stores.

  2. match

    A bringing together of two parties suited to one another, as for a trial of skill or force, a contest, or the like; as, specifically, a contest to try strength or skill; an emulous struggle.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'match' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1528

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'match' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1798

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'match' in Nouns Frequency: #506

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'match' in Verbs Frequency: #391

How to pronounce match?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say match in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of match in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of match in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of match in a Sentence

  1. Jose Chaparro:

    You're a match maker.

  2. Katerina Siniakova:

    It was a really tough match.

  3. Del Potro:

    I'm taking it match by match.

  4. Warren Gunnels:

    It's a very, very generous match.

  5. Tom Zegan:

    Heaven called . . . we're a match!

Images & Illustrations of match

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Translations for match

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مباراة, عود ثقاب, كبريتةArabic
  • шырпыBashkir
  • матч, запалкаBelarusian
  • мач, кибритBulgarian
  • partit, misto, matxCatalan, Valencian
  • sirka, zápas, zápalka, odpovídatCzech
  • kamp, tændstikDanish
  • Spiel, Streichholz, ebenbürtig, Zündholz, passen, übereinstimmenGerman
  • ματς, σπίρτοGreek
  • matĉo, alumetoEsperanto
  • igual, fósforo, corresponder, emparejar, partido, cerilla, coincidir, igualarSpanish
  • matš, tikk, tuletikkEstonian
  • partida, pospoloBasque
  • مسابقه, کبریتPersian
  • vertainen, sopia yhteen, yhdistää, vastata, ottelu, tulitikku, matsi, täsmätä, [[olla]] [[yhtä]] [[hyvä]]Finnish
  • dystur, svávulpinnurFaroese
  • combiner, concorder, match, allumette, accorder, correspondreFrench
  • cluiche, lasán, diongbháilIrish
  • freagair, leithid, lasadan, thig suas riScottish Gaelic
  • foaddanManx
  • גפרורHebrew
  • माचिसHindi
  • megfeleltet, egyezik, megfelel, meccs, gyufa, mérkőzés, megegyezikHungarian
  • մատչ, լուցկիArmenian
  • korek apiIndonesian
  • konkurso, alumetoIdo
  • incontro, fiammifero, pari, incontrarsi, partita, gara, simileItalian
  • 競技, 燐寸, 合わせる, 試合, マッチ, 合うJapanese
  • ასანთიGeorgian
  • ឈើគូសKhmer
  • 맞다, 시합, 맞추다, 경기, 성냥, 競技, 試合Korean
  • شخاته‌Kurdish
  • FixspounLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • alimɛ́tiLingala
  • degtukasLithuanian
  • шкорче, кибрит, чкорчеMacedonian
  • шүдэнз, чүдэнзMongolian
  • perlawanan, mancisMalay
  • wedstrijd, lucifer, evenknie, gelijke, overeenstemmen, evenaren, match, zwavelstokjeDutch
  • likemann, passe sammen, stemme overens, like, jevnbyrdig, kamp, fyrstikk, matchNorwegian
  • tsitłʼéłíNavajo, Navaho
  • aluquetaOccitan
  • dorównywać, dopasowywać, pasować do siebie, pasować, zestawiać, mecz, zapałkaPolish
  • palito de fósforo, combate, fósforo, combinar, partida, luta, páreoPortuguese
  • ninachaqQuechua
  • întâlnire, joc, egală, meci, chibrit, partidă, egalRomanian
  • соответствовать, ровня, пара, совпадать, совпасть, матч, спичкаRussian
  • žigica, palidrvce, meč, жигица, меч, ши̏бица, палидрвце, šȉbicaSerbo-Croatian
  • zápas, zápalkaSlovak
  • vžigalicaSlovene
  • match, tändsticka, like, vara lika, matcha, passa ihopSwedish
  • mechi, kibiritiSwahili
  • தீக்குச்சிTamil
  • అగ్గిపుల్లTelugu
  • гӯгирдTajik
  • ไม้ขีดไฟThai
  • posporoTagalog
  • maç, kibritTurkish
  • матч, сірникUkrainian
  • đấu, diêm, thi đấuVietnamese
  • lümätVolapük

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