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Definition of "match" []

  • One that is exactly like another; a counterpart. (noun)
  • One that is like another in one or more specified qualities: He is John's match for bravery. (noun)
  • One that is able to compete equally with another: The boxer had met his match. (noun)
  • One that closely resembles or harmonizes with another: The napkins were a nice match for the tablecloth. (noun)
  • A pair, each one of which resembles or harmonizes with the other: The colors were a close match. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "match" in a sentence
  • "Besides these fears, she considered that Vivian was the possessor of a large fortune; that his mother had with difficulty consented to this match; that he was very young, had seen but little of the world, and might, perhaps, in future, repent of having made, thus early in life, a _love match_."
  • "A cynic, my dear Arthur (_he opens case deliberately, puts cigarette in mouth, and extracts gold match-box from right-hand trouser_) is a man who (_strikes match_) knows the price of (_lights cigarette_) -- everything, and (_standing with match in one hand and cigarette in the other_) the value of --- pff (_blows out match_) of (_inhales deeply from cigarette and blows out a cloud of smoke_) -- nothing."
  • "(_lights cigarette_) -- everything, and (_standing with match in one hand and cigarette in the other_) the value of ---- pff (_blows out match_) of"