Found 4 items, similar to Matches.
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n 1: 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”
2: a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams
3: a burning piece of wood or cardboard; “if you drop a match
in there the whole place will explode”
4: an exact duplicate; “when a match is found an entry is made
in the notebook”
5: the score needed to win a match
6: a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect [syn: catch
7: a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
8: a pair of people who live together; “a married couple from
9: something that resembles or harmonizes with; “that tie makes
a good match with your jacket”
v 1: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their
characteristics; “The two stories don't agree in many
; “The handwriting checks with the signature on
; “The suspect's fingerprints don't match
those on the gun”
] [ant: disagree
2: provide funds complementary to; “The company matched the
3: 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”
4: be equal to in quality or ability; “Nothing can rival cotton
; “Your performance doesn't even touch that
of your colleagues”
; “Her persistence and ambition only
matches that of her parents”
5: make correspond or harmonize; “Match my sweater”
6: satisfy or fulfill; “meet a need”
; “this job doesn't match
, cope with
7: give or join in marriage
8: set into opposition or rivalry; “let them match their best
athletes against ours”
; “pit a chess player against the
; “He plays his two children off against
, play off
9: be equal or harmonize; “The two pieces match”
10: 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
English → English
(m[a^]ch), n. [OE. macche, F. m[`e]che, F.
m[`e]che, fr. L. myxa a lamp nozzle, Gr. my`xa mucus,
nostril, a lamp nozzle. Cf. Mucus
Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating
fire, made of some substance which takes fire readily, or
remains burning some time; esp., a small strip or splint of
wood or cardboard dipped at one end in a substance which can
be easily ignited by friction, as a preparation of phosphorus
or chlorate of potassium.
, a tub with a perforated cover for holding slow
matches for firing cannon, esp. on board ship. The tub
contains a little water in the bottom, for extinguishing
sparks from the lighted matches.
, threads of cotton or cotton wick soaked in a
solution of gunpowder mixed with gum arabic and boiling
water and afterwards strewed over with mealed powder. It
burns at the rate of one yard in thirteen seconds, and is
used as priming for heavy mortars, fireworks, etc.
, slightly twisted hempen rope soaked in a
solution of limewater and saltpeter or washed in a lye of
water and wood ashes. It burns at the rate of four or five
inches an hour, and is used for firing cannon, fireworks,
, n. [OE. macche, AS. gem[ae]cca; akin to gemaca,
and to OS. gimako, OHG. gimah fitting, suitable, convenient,
Icel. mark suitable, maki mate, Sw. make, Dan. mage; all from
the root of E. make, v. See Make
mate, and Make
, v., and
1. A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to
mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate.
Government . . . makes an innocent man, though of
the lowest rank, a match for the mightiest of his
fellow subjects. --Addison.
2. A bringing together of two parties suited to one another,
as for a union, a trial of skill or force, a contest, or
the like; specifically:
(a) A contest to try strength or skill, or to determine
superiority; a sporting contest; an emulous struggle.
“Many a warlike match.”
A solemn match was made; he lost the prize.
(b) A matrimonial union; a marriage.
3. An agreement, compact, etc. “Thy hand upon that match.”
Love doth seldom suffer itself to be confined by
other matches than those of its own making. --Boyle.
4. A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.
“She . . . was looked upon as the richest match of the
5. Equality of conditions in contest or competition, or one
who provides equal competition to another in a contest;
as, he had no match as a swordsman within the city.
It were no match, your nail against his horn.
6. Suitable combination or bringing together; that which
corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the
carpet and curtains are a match.
7. (Founding) A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened
sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly imbedded when a
mold is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of
separation between the parts of the mold.
(Carp.), boards fitted together with tongue
and groove, or prepared to be so fitted; a surface
composed of match boarding. See matchboard
, a game arranged as a test of superiority.
(Carp.), either of the two planes used to shape
the edges of boards which are joined by grooving and
(Founding), a board or plate on the opposite
sides of which the halves of a pattern are fastened, to
facilitate molding. --Knight.
(Mach.), a cogwheel of suitable pitch to work
with another wheel; specifically, one of a pair of
cogwheels of equal size.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matched
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to
rival successfully; to equal.
No settled senses of the world can match
The pleasure of that madness. --Shak.
2. To furnish with its match; to bring a match, or equal,
against; to show an equal competitor to; to set something
in competition with, or in opposition to, as equal.
No history or antiquity can matchis policies and his
3. To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.
To match with their inventions they presumed
So easy, and of his thunder made a scorn. --Milton.
4. To make or procure the equal of, or that which is exactly
similar to, or corresponds with; as, to match a vase or a
horse; to match cloth. “Matching of patterns and
5. To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit,
or suit (one thing to another).
Let poets match their subject to their strength.
6. To marry; to give in marriage.
A senator of Rome survived,
Would not have matched his daughter with a king.
7. To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together;
specifically, to furnish with a tongue and a groove, at
the edges; as, to match boards.
, a planing machine for forming a tongue or
a groove on the edge of a board.
, v. i.
1. To be united in marriage; to mate.
I hold it a sin to match in my kindred. --Shak.
Let tigers match with hinds, and wolves with sheep.
2. To be of equal, or similar, size, figure, color, or
quality; to tally; to suit; to correspond; as, these vases