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  • n  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
  • n  a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
  • n  a burning piece of wood or cardboard
    if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode
  • n  an exact duplicate
    when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook
  • n  the score needed to win a match
  • n  a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
  • n  a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
  • n  a pair of people who live together
  • n  something that resembles or harmonizes with
    that tie makes a good match with your jacket
  • v  be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
    The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun
  • v  provide funds complementary to
    The company matched the employees' contributions
  • v  bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?
  • v  be equal to in quality or ability
    Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents
  • v  make correspond or harmonize
  • v  satisfy or fulfill
    this job doesn't match my dreams
  • v  give or join in marriage
  • v  set into opposition or rivalry
    let them match their best athletes against ours
  • v  be equal or harmonize
    The two pieces match
  • v  make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
    The company matched the discount policy of its competitors

  • As the traditional adversaries face each other in a World Cup match, their presidents seek to effect a thaw.
  • Rumors of match-fixing have been circulating for years, and the stories proliferated in the 1990s as the fast-paced, one-day version of the game made it .
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 22, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • 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.
    June 20, 2013 - Erie Times-News
  • 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 ...
    June 19, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Bert van Marwijk in The Associated Press
    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."
  • Oscar Tabarez in USA Today
    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."
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger in The Associated Press
    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...

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