Dictionary Results for match


1. match - noun

· 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"; "as long you've a lucifer to light your fag"

Synonym(s): lucifer, friction_match

Hypernym(s): lighter, light, igniter, ignitor




2. match - noun

· a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

Hypernym(s): contest, competition




3. match - noun

· a burning piece of wood or cardboard; "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"

Hypernym(s): lighter, light, igniter, ignitor




4. match - noun

· an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"

Synonym(s): mate

Hypernym(s): duplicate, duplication




5. match - noun

· the score needed to win a match

Hypernym(s): score




6. match - noun

· a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

Synonym(s): catch

Hypernym(s): adult, grownup




7. match - noun

· a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

Synonym(s): peer, equal, compeer

Hypernym(s): person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul




8. match - noun

· a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"

Synonym(s): couple, mates

Hypernym(s): family, family_unit




9. match - noun

· something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"

Hypernym(s): counterpart, opposite_number, vis-a-vis




10. match - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree

Hypernym(s): equal, be




11. match - verb

· provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees' contributions"

Hypernym(s): supply, provide, render, furnish




12. match - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): mate, couple, pair, twin

Hypernym(s): join




13. match - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): equal, touch, rival

Hypernym(s): compete, vie, contend




14. match - verb

· make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"

Synonym(s): fit

Hypernym(s): adjust, set, correct




15. match - verb

· give or join in marriage

Hypernym(s): join




16. match - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): pit, oppose, play_off

Hypernym(s): confront, face




17. match - verb

· be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"

Hypernym(s): adjust, conform, adapt




18. match - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): equal, equalize, equalise, equate

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify





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