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.