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Definition 1: lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where match or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he always carries matches to light his pipe
  • as long you've a lucifer to light your fag

Synonyms for match in the sense of this definition

(match is a kind of ...) a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

"do you have a light?"

(... is a kind of match ) a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind

(... is a kind of match ) a wooden friction match that will light on any granular surface; useful to light wood or gas stoves

(... is a kind of match ) a paper match that strikes only on a specially prepared surface

(... is a kind of match ) match or fuse made to burn slowly and evenly

(match is a part of ...) a short thin stick of wood used in making matches

Definition 2: an exact duplicate - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where match or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook

Synonyms for match in the sense of this definition

(match is a kind of ...) a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

"he made a duplicate for the files"

Definition 3: a burning piece of wood or cardboard - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where match or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode

(match is a kind of ...) a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

"do you have a light?"

Definition 4: something that resembles or harmonizes with - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where match or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that tie makes a good match with your jacket

(match is a kind of ...) a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another

Definition 5: a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete - [noun denoting event]

(match is a kind of ...) an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

(... is a kind of match ) an international championship match

(... is a kind of match ) a match between tennis players

(... is a kind of match ) an athletic competition that involves swimming

(... is a kind of match ) one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament

(... is a kind of match ) one of the four competitions in an elimination tournament whose winners go on to play in the semifinals

(... is a kind of match ) the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament

(... is a kind of match ) a competition that takes place on a field rather than on a running track

(... is a kind of match ) an athletic competition that involves diving into water

(... is a kind of match ) a match between two cricket teams

(... is a kind of match ) a match in a cockpit between two fighting cocks heeled with metal gaffs

(... is a kind of match ) a match between chess players

(... is a kind of match ) a match between boxers; usually held in a boxing ring

(... is a kind of match ) a match between wrestlers

Definition 6: a pair of people who live together - [noun denoting group]

Samples where match or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a married couple from Chicago

Synonyms for match in the sense of this definition

(match is a kind of ...) primary social group; parents and children

"he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"

(... is a kind of match ) a couple both of whom have high-powered careers or are politically influential

(... is a kind of match ) a couple who both have careers and no children (an acronym for dual income no kids)

Definition 7: a person who is of equal standing with another in a group - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for match in the sense of this definition

(match is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of match ) a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor

"he had to consult his associate before continuing"

(... is a kind of match ) a person of nearly the same age as another

(... is a kind of match ) (Black English) a member of a youth gang

(... is a kind of match ) someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

"the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes" "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"

(... is a kind of match ) a person who follows next in order

"he was President Lincoln's successor"

(... is a kind of match ) a person from the same town as yourself

"a fellow townsman"

(... is a member of match) contemporaries of the same status

Definition 8: a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for match in the sense of this definition

(match is a kind of ...) a fully developed person from maturity onward

Definition 9: the score needed to win a match - [noun denoting quantity]

(match is a kind of ...) a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

"the score was 7 to 0"

Definition 10: be equal or harmonize - [verb of change]

Samples where match or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The two pieces match

(match is a kind of ...) adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

"We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

(match has a similar meaning as ...) make correspond or harmonize

"Match my sweater"

Definition 11: make correspond or harmonize - [verb of change]

Samples where match or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Match my sweater

Synonyms for match in the sense of this definition

(match is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

(... is a kind of match ) bring into balance or equilibrium

"She has to balance work and her domestic duties" "balance the two weights"

(match has a similar meaning as ...) be equal or harmonize

"The two pieces match"

Definition 12: make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching - [verb of change]

Samples where match or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office
  • The company matched the discount policy of its competitors

Synonyms for match in the sense of this definition

(match is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of match ) make homologous

(... is a kind of match ) cause to become equal or homogeneous as by mixing

"homogenize the main ingredients"

(... is a kind of match ) finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.

"The teams drew a tie"

(match has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 13: set into opposition or rivalry - [verb of competition]

Samples where match or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for match in the sense of this definition

(match is a kind of ...) oppose, as in hostility or a competition

"You must confront your opponent" "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring" "The two enemies finally confronted each other"

Definition 14: bring two objects, ideas, or people together - [verb of contact]

Samples where match or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for match in the sense of this definition

(match is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

(... is a kind of match ) provide with an unsuitable mate

(... is a kind of match ) match badly; match two objects or people that do not go together

(match has a similar meaning as ...) give or join in marriage

Definition 15: give or join in marriage - [verb of contact]

(match is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

(match has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 16: provide funds complementary to - [verb of possession]

Samples where match or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The company matched the employees' contributions

(match is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

Definition 17: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics - [verb of stative]

Samples where match or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for match in the sense of this definition

(match is a kind of ...) be identical or equivalent to

"One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"

(... is a kind of match ) be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous

"Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"

(... is a kind of match ) be compatible or in accordance with

"You must adhere to the rules"

(... is a kind of match ) form a pattern

"These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"

(match has a similar meaning as ...) go together

"The colors don't harmonize" "Their ideas concorded"

(... is a kind of match ) accord or comport with

"This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"

(... is a kind of match ) be homologous

"A person's arms homologize with a quadruped's forelimbs"

(... is a kind of match ) appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to

"She resembles her mother very much" "This paper resembles my own work"

(... is a kind of match ) support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

"The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"

(... is a kind of match ) be compatible with

"one idea squares with another"

(... is a kind of match ) duplicate or match

"The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"

(... is a kind of match ) accord in appearance with

"You don't look your age!"

(... is a kind of match ) match or correspond

"The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"

(... is a kind of match ) be the same

"our views on this matter coincided"

(... is a kind of match ) be or come into adjustment with

(... is a kind of match ) to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation

"Do these facts correlate?"

(... is a kind of match ) be parallel to

"Their roles are paralleled by ours"

(... is a kind of match ) be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable

"hat and cat rhyme"

(match has a similar meaning as ...) be verified or confirmed; pass inspection

"These stories don't check!"

Definition 18: be equal to in quality or ability - [verb of stative]

Samples where match or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for match in the sense of this definition

(match is a kind of ...) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

(match has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

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