Match
Match Match, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Matching}.] 1. To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal. [1913 Webster]

No settled senses of the world can match The pleasure of that madness. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

No history or antiquity can matchis policies and his conduct. --South. [1913 Webster]

3. To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against. [1913 Webster]

Eternal might To match with their inventions they presumed So easy, and of his thunder made a scorn. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. ``Matching of patterns and colors.'' --Swift. [1913 Webster]

5. To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit (one thing to another). [1913 Webster]

Let poets match their subject to their strength. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

6. To marry; to give in marriage. [1913 Webster]

A senator of Rome survived, Would not have matched his daughter with a king. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

7. 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. [1913 Webster]

{Matching machine}, a planing machine for forming a tongue or a groove on the edge of a board. [1913 Webster]


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  • Match — Match, n. [OE. macche, AS. gem[ae]cca; akin to gemaca, and to OS. gimako, OHG. gimah fitting, suitable, convenient, Icel. mark suitable, maki mate, Sw. make, Dan. mage; all from the root of E. make, v. See {Make} mate, and {Make}, v., and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Match — (von altenglisch: maccun = „machen“: so viel wie: „Wettkampf“; auch: „Streichholz“) steht für: Satz (Sport), den Abschnitt eines Spiels Das Match, eine österreichische Fernsehshow Der Match, eine Schweizer Fernseh Dokusoap Miss Match, eine US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Match — [mɛtʃ̮], das; [e]s, s: sportlicher Wettkampf in Form eines Spiels: ein spannendes Match; die Tennisspieler lieferten sich ein hartes Match. Syn.: ↑ Partie. Zus.: Tennismatch, Tischtennismatch. * * * Match 〈[ mæ̣tʃ] n.15 od. 11 oder m. 1 oder… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • match — match1 [mach] n. [ME macche < OFr mesche, wick of a candle, match < VL * micca, prob. altered (by assoc. with muccare, to snuff a candle, orig., to blow one s nose < L mucus, MUCUS) < L myxa < Gr, lamp wick, lit., nasal discharge,… …   English World dictionary

  • Match — Sn erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. match, einer Substantivierung von ne. match abgleichen, vereinigen, gleich stark sein , zu ne. match Teil eines Paares, Gleichartiges , aus ae. gemæcca m./f. Gemahl(in), Teil eines Paares,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Match — (m[a^]ch), n. [OE. macche, F. m[ e]che, F. m[ e]che, fr. L. myxa a lamp nozzle, Gr. my xa mucus, nostril, a lamp nozzle. Cf. {Mucus}.] Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating fire, made of some substance which takes fire readily …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Match — Match, v. i. 1. To be united in marriage; to mate. [1913 Webster] I hold it a sin to match in my kindred. Shak. [1913 Webster] Let tigers match with hinds, and wolves with sheep. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To be of equal, or similar, size, figure …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • match — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS sport 1. gara, incontro, partita: un match molto combattuto, aggiudicarsi, perdere il match, il match si è concluso alla terza ripresa per knock out tecnico Sinonimi: 1incontro, 1partita. 2. nell ippica, corsa… …   Dizionario italiano

  • match — vb Match, rival, equal, approach, touch are comparable, especially in negative constructions, when they mean to come up to or nearly up to the level or standard of something else. One thing matches another when it proves to be its mate, rather… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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