Definitions of match

  1. To be united in marriage; to correspond; to tally.
  2. To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal.
  3. 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.
  4. To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.
  5. 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.
  6. To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit ( one thing to another).
  7. To marry; to give in marriage.
  8. 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.
  9. To equal successfully; to set against; as, he matched his ability against mine; to get a counterpart of, or the equal of.
  10. To be equal to: to be able to compete with: to find an equal to: to set against as equal: to suit: to give in marriage.
  11. To be the equal or counterpart of; to pair.
  12. To set beside or against one another, as mates or competitors.
  13. To suit; to marry.
  14. To be united in marriage; to mate.
  15. To be of equal, or similar, size, figure, color, or quality; to tally; to suit; to correspond; as, these vases match.
  16. To agree with, or be like, each other.
  17. To be of the same make, size, etc.
  18. To be similar, or equal.
  19. satisfy or fulfill; " meet a need"; " this job doesn't match my dreams"
  20. make correspond or harmonize; " Match my sweater"
  21. be equal or harmonize; " The two pieces match"
  22. 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"
  23. 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
  24. A matrimonial union; a marriage.
  25. An agreement, compact, etc.
  26. A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.
  27. Equality of conditions in contest or competition.
  28. Suitable combination or bringing together; that which corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the carpet and curtains are a match.
  29. 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.
  30. To equal; to show an equal to; to oppose as equal; to suit; to marry.
  31. To equal; to oppose or set against as equal; to suit; to give in marriage; to be married; to tally.
  32. A marriage.
  33. a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
  34. a pair of people who live together; " a married couple from Chicago"
  35. 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"
  36. a burning piece of wood or cardboard; " if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
  37. something that resembles or harmonizes with; " that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
  38. a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
  39. the score needed to win a match
  40. give or join in marriage
  41. provide funds complementary to; " The company matched the employees' contributions"
  42. 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.
  43. A short slender piece of wood or other material tipped with a mixture by means of which fire is procured; anything which agrees with, or is exactly like, another thing; an equal; game or contest; marriage; one to be gained in marriage.
  44. A piece of inflammable material used for obtaining fire easily: a prepared rope for firing artillery, etc.: a lucifer.
  45. Anything which agrees with or suits another thing: an equal: one able to cope with another: a contest or game: a marriage: one to be gained in marriage.
  46. An equal; counter part; contest; marriage; splinter of wood for lighting; rope for firing cannon.
  47. An equal; mate.
  48. A contest.
  49. A splinter of soft wood tipped with something that ignites by friction; also, a fuse: slow ( or quick) match.
  50. Anything easily kindled and used for lighting; a lucifer; a lighted rope, used for firing artillery, mines & c.
  51. Anything which tallies with or equals another; one able to cope with another; an equal; a contest: union by marriage: one to be married or gained in marriage.
  52. Anything that readily takes fire, and is capable of setting fire to, or giving light; a slender piece of wood or piece of twisted fibre for igniting a candle or lamp; a lucifer.
  53. One equal to another in strength or in some other quality; anything that equals another or tallies with it; a contest; a game; union by marriage; one about to be married.