Meaning of match

Definition of match

(noun) 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"
a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
a burning piece of wood or cardboard; "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
the score needed to win a match
a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
(verb) 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"
provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees' contributions"
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"
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"
make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"
(adj) free of ice and open to travel; "an ice-free channel in the river"
(verb) be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"
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"

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