match match  /ˈmætʃ/


  1. (n) lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
  2. (n) a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
  3. (n) a burning piece of wood or cardboard
  4. (n) an exact duplicate
  5. (n) the score needed to win a match
  6. (n) a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
  7. (n) a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
  8. (n) a pair of people who live together
  9. (n) something that resembles or harmonizes with
  10. (v) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  11. (v) provide funds complementary to
  12. (v) bring two objects, ideas, or people together
  13. (v) be equal to in quality or ability
  14. (v) make correspond or harmonize
  15. (v) satisfy or fulfill
  16. (v) give or join in marriage
  17. (v) set into opposition or rivalry
  18. (v) be equal or harmonize
  19. (v) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching


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  1. Win, lose or tie, the Bara-Madrid match is perhaps not the most telling example of Catalan nationalism's strange intermingling of sports and politics.
  2. As the traditional adversaries face each other in a World Cup match, their presidents seek to effect a thaw.
  3. All that money creates a compelling incentive for match-fixing.


  1. Parents can’t match grandparents’ money gifts

    Adapted from a recent online discussion. My parents asked us to match their contributions to our children’s savings accounts. While this is well-intentioned advice, we are focusing (in our early 30s) on shoring up our retirement reserves and paying down debt.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. EDGA Match Play tourney begins Friday at Lake View

    The 41st EDGA Match Play Championship opens Friday at Lake View Country Club, with 81 players entered.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  3. Introduces Offline Game Nights

    DALLAS, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- is playing for keeps! Today, the website is kicking off a 25 market Stir Game Night series by partnering with seven board game manufacturers to provide singles ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "We have been messy," Van Marwijk said. "We've had spells with brilliant attacks, yet we forgot to score. That though, can change within a match."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bert van Marwijk Source: The Associated Press

  2. "From minute one he had a problem," coach Oscar Tabarez said. "I'm not dumb enough to take him out at 3-1 when the match wasn't lost. He was injured and could not continue."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Oscar Tabarez Source: USA Today

  3. "The shootout is still in our memory, but what really weighs heavily on our minds is what happened after that match," Schweinsteiger said Wednesday. "We have to remain calm and not get provoked and I hope the referee will be very alert. You...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Bastian Schweinsteiger Source: The Associated Press

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