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
noun.
a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
noun.
a burning piece of wood or cardboard
if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode
noun.
an exact duplicate
when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook
Synonym: mate
noun.
the score needed to win a match
noun.
a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
Synonym: catch
noun.
a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
Synonym: peer, equal, compeer
noun.
a pair of people who live together
a married couple from Chicago
Synonym: couple, mates
noun.
something that resembles or harmonizes with
that tie makes a good match with your jacket
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
verb.
provide funds complementary to
The company matched the employees' contributions
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: couple, mate, pair, twin
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: equal, rival, touch
verb.
make correspond or harmonize
Match my sweater
Synonym: fit
verb.
give or join in marriage
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: play off, pit, oppose
verb.
be equal or harmonize
The two pieces 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