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 matchnoun

    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. matchnoun

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

  3. matchnoun

    a burning piece of wood or cardboard

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

  4. match, matenoun

    an exact duplicate

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

  5. matchnoun

    the score needed to win a match

  6. catch, matchnoun

    a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

  7. peer, equal, match, compeernoun

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

  8. couple, mates, matchnoun

    a pair of people who live together

    "a married couple from Chicago"

  9. matchverb

    something that resembles or harmonizes with

    "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"

  10. match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agreeverb

    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. matchverb

    provide funds complementary to

    "The company matched the employees' contributions"

  12. match, mate, couple, pair, twinverb

    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, matchverb

    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, fitverb

    make correspond or harmonize

    "Match my sweater"

  15. meet, match, cope withverb

    satisfy or fulfill

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

  16. matchverb

    give or join in marriage

  17. pit, oppose, match, play offverb

    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. matchverb

    be equal or harmonize

    "The two pieces match"

  19. equal, match, equalize, equalise, equateverb

    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. Matchnoun

    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

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

  2. Match

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

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

  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

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

  4. Match

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

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

  5. Match

    a matrimonial union; a marriage

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

  6. Match

    an agreement, compact, etc

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

  7. Match

    a candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage

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

  8. Match

    equality of conditions in contest or competition

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

  9. Match

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

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

  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

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

  11. Matchverb

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

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

  12. Matchverb

    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

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

  13. Matchverb

    to oppose as equal; to contend successfully against

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

  14. Matchverb

    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

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

  15. Matchverb

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

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

  16. Matchverb

    to marry; to give in marriage

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

  17. Matchverb

    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

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

  18. Matchverb

    to be united in marriage; to mate

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

  19. Matchverb

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

    Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. match

    To unite or pair people or things that are compatible and suitable together.

    They are a perfect match and choose to marry and have a lifelong relationship.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

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

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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. John Isner:

    I've lost a lot of close ones since that match in 2010, a lot of very, very close ones, a lot of deep five-set matches, third round especially.

  2. Vasek Pospisil:

    It's kind of like building, building, building, and every match feels that much more emotional, it's pretty incredible to make the final, first time in history for Canada. To do it the way it happened was pretty special to be a part of.

  3. Unseeded Chardy:

    It was a crazy match, we both served really well and we both had our chances, so I am happy that I won it in the end.

  4. Tiger Woods:

    Weve played tournaments together, battled each other down the stretch at event, but never in a match-play situation, itll be fun.

  5. Karen Moe:

    Every once in a while, the ethics and the regulations don't match up, ethically, it sure seemed like the right thing to do.

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Translations for match

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  • 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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    the official who holds an office
    • A. incumbent
    • B. ultimo
    • C. contiguous
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