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match

 
Noun match has 9 senses
  1. match, lucifer, friction match - 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"
    --1 is a kind of lighter, light, igniter, ignitor
    --1 has parts: matchstick
    --1 has particulars:
     fusee, fuzee; kitchen match; safety match, book matches; slow match
  2. match - a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
    --2 is a kind of
    contest, competition
    --2 has particulars:
     boxing match; chess match; cockfight; cricket match; diving, diving event; field event; final; quarterfinal; semifinal, semi; swimming event; tennis match; test match, match game, matched game; wrestling match
    Derived form: verb match8
  3. match - a burning piece of wood or cardboard; "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
    --3 is a kind of
    lighter, light, igniter, ignitor
  4. match, mate - an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
    --4 is a kind of duplicate, duplication
    Derived form: verb match1
  5. match - the score needed to win a match
    --5 is a kind of
    score
  6. catch, match - a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
    --6 is a kind of adult, grownup
    Derived forms: verb match7, verb match3
  7. peer, equal, match, compeer - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    --7 is a kind of person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
    --7 is a member of peer group
    --7 has particulars:
     associate; contemporary, coeval; stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in; successor, replacement; townsman
    Derived form: verb match4
  8. couple, mates, match - a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
    --8 is a kind of family, family unit
    --8 has particulars: power couple; DINK
    Derived forms: verb match7, verb match3
  9. match - something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
    --9 is a kind of
    counterpart, opposite number, vis-a-vis
    Derived forms: verb match9, verb match5
Verb match has 10 senses
  1. match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree - 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"
    --1 is one way to equal, be
    Derived form: noun match4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. match - provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees' contributions"
    --2 is one way to
    supply, provide, render, furnish
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. match, mate, couple, pair, twin - 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"
    --3 is one way to join, bring together
    Derived forms: noun match8, noun match6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. equal, touch, rival, match - 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"
    --4 is one way to compete, vie, contend
    Derived form: noun match7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. match, fit - make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"
    --5 is one way to adjust, set, correct
    Derived form: noun match9
    Sample sentence:
    They match the cape
  6. meet, match, cope with - satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams"
    --6 is one way to cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. match - give or join in marriage
    --7 is one way to
    join, bring together
    Derived forms: noun matcher1, noun match8, noun match6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. pit, oppose, match, play off - set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"
    --8 is one way to confront, face
    Derived form: noun match2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  9. match - be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"
    --9 is one way to
    adjust, conform, adapt
    Derived form: noun match9
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  10. equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate - 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"
    --10 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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