matched matched  /ˈmætʃt/


  1. (adj) provided with a worthy adversary or competitor
  2. (adj) going well together; possessing harmonizing qualities


  1. When your dog barks, the sound is beamed to the handheld and matched to the database.
  2. He dominated soccer for two decades with a passion matched only by that of his fans throughout the world.
  3. After more research, he found one that matched what Alzheimer had originally described.


  1. Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif in Tennessee Williams Rarity

    Here they are, New York, the ultimate brother-and-sister act, a pair of genetically matched hams who combine the narcissism, fearfulness, shabbiness and splendor of every actor who ever walked the boards.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Chinese Still Affected By Mainland Pollution, Even After Moving To New York

    China’s rapid industrialization over the past three decades has not been matched with increased protections for the environment. With worrying levels of air, water and soil pollution across many parts of the country, there are increasing calls for the Chinese government to take action. Recognizing the urgency of the problem, the country’s State Council recently ordered factories to cut emissions ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Saturday Powerball Jackpot Now Up to $127 Million

    Guess what? Since no one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night’s POWERBALL jackpot, it just keeps on growing – up to an impressive $127 million for tomorrow night’s draw. This marks the second time since California joined the multi-state game back in April that the jackpot amount has eclipsed the $100 million mark.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KSEE 24 Fresno

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  1. "Wow. I seen it before, Hedo has hit big shot after big shot in the regular season and I had to match him shot for shot," James said. "Rashard Lewis hit the game-winner in Game 1, and I matched it in Game 2."
    on May 22, 2009 By: LeBron James Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. In a New York Times column published today before the announcement that he had won the Nobel Prize in economics, Paul Krugman said the UK's "combination of clarity and decisiveness hasn't been matched by any Western government."
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Paul Krugman Source: Bloomberg

  3. "We had hoped that the Israeli announcement would be matched by total cessation of hostilities and the immediate withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza," said Saeb Erekat, a top aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas' bitter rival...
    on Jan 17, 2009 By: Saeb Erekat Source: USA Today

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