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.
A formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete.
A burning piece of wood or cardboard.
An exact duplicate:
— When a match is found an entry is made in the notebook.
Roget 903: marriage, matrimony, wedlock, union, intermarriage, miscegenation, the bonds of marriage, vinculum matrimonii [Lat.], nuptial tie. married state, coverture, bed, cohabitation. match; ... show more
The score needed to win a match.
A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect.
A person who is of equal standing with another in a group.
Dutch: edele, evenknie, gelijke, leeftijdgenoot
Something that resembles or harmonizes with.
Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics:
— The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun.
Roget 465: discriminate, distinguish, severalize†; recognize, match, identify; separate; draw the line, sift; separate the chaff from the wheat, winnow the chaff from the wheat; separate the men from the boys; split hairs, draw a fine line, ... show more
Dutch: overeenkomen, overeenstemmen, rijmen, sluiten, stroken
Provide funds complementary to.
Bring two objects, ideas, or people together:
— Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?.
Be equal to in quality or ability:
— Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents.
Dutch: evenaren, opwegen
Make correspond or harmonize:
— Match my sweater.
Give or join in marriage.
Set into opposition or rivalry:
— Let them match their best athletes against ours.
Be equal or harmonize.
Make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching:
— The company matched the discount policy of its competitors.
Moby thesaurus: Congreve, Congreve match, Olympic games, Olympics, a world-without-end bargain, accompany, accord, accumulate, adjust, admit of comparison, adversary, affiliation, agglomerate, aggregate, aggroup, agree, align, alliance, amass, amount to ... show more.
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