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Definition of Match

Match

  1. Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating fire, made of some substance which takes fire readily, or remains burning some time; esp., a small strip or splint of wood dipped at one end in a substance which can be easily ignited by friction, as a preparation of phosphorus or chlorate of potassium.
  2. A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate.
  3. A bringing together of two parties suited to one another, as for a union, a trial of skill or force, a contest, or the like
  4. A contest to try strength or skill, or to determine superiority; an emulous struggle.
  5. A matrimonial union; a marriage.
  6. An agreement, compact, etc.
  7. A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.
  8. Equality of conditions in contest or competition.
  9. Suitable combination or bringing together; that which corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the carpet and curtains are a match.
  10. A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly imbedded when a mold is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mold.
  11. To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal.
  12. To furnish with its match; to bring a match, or equal, against; to show an equal competitor to; to set something in competition with, or in opposition to, as equal.
  13. To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.
  14. To make or procure the equal of, or that which is exactly similar to, or corresponds with; as, to match a vase or a horse; to match cloth.
  15. To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit (one thing to another).
  16. To marry; to give in marriage.
  17. To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a tongue and a groove, at the edges; as, to match boards.
  18. To be united in marriage; to mate.
  19. To be of equal, or similar, size, figure, color, or quality; to tally; to suit; to correspond; as, these vases match.
  20. Alt. of race

Match Quotations

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
Mia Hamm

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
Muhammad Ali

A strong man doesn't have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn't match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.
Marilyn Monroe

Tennis is mostly mental. Of course, you must have a lot of physical skill, but you can't play tennis well and not be a good thinker. You win or lose the match before you even go out there.
Venus Williams

What is exciting is not for one person to be stronger than the other... but for two people to have met their match and yet they are equally as stubborn, as obstinate, as passionate, as crazy as the other.
Barbra Streisand
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Match Translations

match in Afrikaans is wedstryd, vuurhoutjie
match in Dutch is lucifer
match in Finnish is tulitikku
match in French is s'entremettre, match, allumette, concorder
match in Italian is fiammifero
match in Norwegian is fyrstikk
match in Spanish is correspondencia, cerilla, cerilla, concordar