[ UK /mˈæt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈmætʃ/ ]
  1. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
    The handwriting checks with the signature on the check
    The two stories don't agree in many details
    The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun
  2. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
    The company matched the discount policy of its competitors
    let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office
  3. provide funds complementary to
    The company matched the employees' contributions
  4. give or join in marriage
  5. bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project
    Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?
    This fact is coupled to the other one
  6. be equal to in quality or ability
    Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
    Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents
    Nothing can rival cotton for durability
  7. make correspond or harmonize
    Match my sweater
  8. set into opposition or rivalry
    He plays his two children off against each other
    pit a chess player against the Russian champion
    let them match their best athletes against ours
  9. be equal or harmonize
    The two pieces match
  1. a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
  2. a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
  3. something that resembles or harmonizes with
    that tie makes a good match with your jacket
  4. a burning piece of wood or cardboard
    if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode
  5. a pair of people who live together
    a married couple from Chicago
  6. the score needed to win a match
  7. an exact duplicate
    when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook
  8. a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
  9. lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
    as long you've a lucifer to light your fag
    he always carries matches to light his pipe
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How To Use match In A Sentence

  • Academic excellence was matched with extra-curricular activities of every description - from drama through sport to foreign travel.
  • In a second or three, take one high stakes football match, throw in that controversial miscall, stir it up with loads of angry fans, whisk in a few politicians, let it bake overnight and what you end up with is a tasty football ferrora (ph). CNN Transcript Nov 20, 2009
  • But Ms. Economy pointed to the elaborateness of concept and coordination of details — "the flowers are matching," she observed — leading her to suspect they may have had professional help bringing the Halloween spirit alive. Suburban Tricks, Urban Treats
  • I expect him to win the rematch. The Sun
  • Tweed sports jackets are all the rage, and the best part is that you don't need to worry about matching patterns when it comes to blazers and button-down shirts.
  • The operculum illustrated by Reed does not match in outline the conch, and is here considered to be a different taxon.
  • He added: ‘As far as I know nobody was injured at the incident, although the football match was abandoned.’
  • ‘There were many times when I felt faint at matches because of menstrual cramps,’ Susan says.
  • Of course, you would expect it to be damp in those parts of the Highlands which the Camanachd Association holds as its fiefdom and indeed shinty has suffered in recent weeks with matches being cancelled due to unplayable pitches.
  • Panathinaikos-Rubin Kazan 2: 45 p.m. DirecTV (485) * Seven matches available live online at foxsoccer. tv Soccer on TV, Wednesday edition
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