match

phonetic symbol: / mǽtʃ / 

match - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical
■ ignites with friction
e.g.)
・he always carries matches to light his pipe
friction match , lucifer

[ noun ]
■ an exact duplicate
e.g.)
・when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook
mate

[ noun ]
■ a burning piece of wood or cardboard
e.g.)
・if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode

[ noun ]
■ something that resembles or harmonizes with
e.g.)
・that tie makes a good match with your jacket

[ noun ]
■ a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

[ noun ]
■ a pair of people who live together
couple , mates

[ noun ]
■ a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
compeer , equal , peer

[ noun ]
■ a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
catch

[ noun ]
■ the score needed to win a match

[ verb ]
■ make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
e.g.)
・The company matched the discount policy of its competitors
equal , equalise , equalize , equate

[ verb ]
■ be equal or harmonize
e.g.)
・The two pieces match

[ verb ]
■ make correspond or harmonize
e.g.)
・Match my sweater
fit

[ verb ]
■ set into opposition or rivalry
e.g.)
・let them match their best athletes against ours
oppose , pit , play off

[ verb ]
■ bring two objects, ideas, or people together
e.g.)
・Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?
couple , mate , pair , twin

[ verb ]
■ give or join in marriage

[ verb ]
■ provide funds complementary to
e.g.)
・The company matched the employees' contributions

[ verb ]
■ satisfy or fulfill
e.g.)
・this job doesn't match my dreams
cope with , meet

[ verb ]
■ be compatible, similar or consistent
■ coincide in their characteristics
e.g.)
・The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun
agree , check , correspond , fit , gibe , jibe , tally

[ verb ]
■ be equal to in quality or ability
e.g.)
・Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents
equal , rival , touch

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