Definitions English

  • One that is exactly like another; a counterpart.
  • One that is like another in one or more specified qualities: He is John's match for bravery.
  • One that is able to compete equally with another: The boxer had met his match.
  • One that closely resembles or harmonizes with another: The napkins were a nice match for the tablecloth.
  • A pair, each one of which resembles or harmonizes with the other: The colors were a close match.
  • Sports A game or contest in which two or more persons, animals, or teams oppose and compete with each other: a soccer match.
  • Sports A tennis contest won by the player or side that wins a specified number of sets, usually two out of three or three out of five.
  • A marriage or an arrangement of marriage: a royal match.
  • A person viewed as a prospective marriage partner.
  • To be exactly like; correspond exactly.
  • To be like with respect to specified qualities.
  • To resemble or harmonize with: The coat matches the dress.
  • To adapt or suit so that a balanced or harmonious result is achieved; cause to correspond: You should match your deeds to your beliefs.
  • To find or produce a counterpart to: It's difficult to match the color of old paint.
  • To fit together or cause to fit together.
  • To join or give in marriage.
  • To place in opposition or competition; pit: She matched her skill against all comers.
  • To provide with an adversary or competitor.
  • To do as well as or better than in competition; equal.
  • To set in comparison; compare: beauty that could never be matched.
  • To provide funds so as to equal or complement: The government will match all private donations to the museum.
  • To flip or toss (coins) and compare the sides that land face up.
  • To couple (electric circuits) by means of a transformer.
  • To be a close counterpart; correspond.
  • A narrow piece, usually of wood or cardboard, coated on one end with a compound that ignites when scratched against a rough or chemically treated surface.