matchmaking
noun see matchmaker

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Matchmaking — Match mak ing, a. Busy in making or contriving marriages; as, a matchmaking woman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Matchmaking — Match mak ing, n. 1. The act or process of making matches for kindling or burning. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or process of trying to bring about a marriage for others. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • matchmaking — [mach′māk΄iŋ] n. 1. the act or occupation of arranging marriages for others 2. the act or practice of bringing together unmarried people with the hope that they will marry or become romantically involved 3. the arranging of wrestling or boxing… …   Universalium

  • matchmaking — [mach′māk΄iŋ] n. 1. the act or occupation of arranging marriages for others 2. the act or practice of bringing together unmarried people with the hope that they will marry or become romantically involved 3. the arranging of wrestling or boxing… …   English World dictionary

  • Matchmaking — This article is about human matchmakers. For modern matchmaking which tends to substitute information technology or game like rules for the expert s finesse, see Dating system. Gerard van Honthorst: The Match Maker, 1625 …   Wikipedia

  • Matchmaking — Le matchmaking est un anglicisme désignant la mise en relation de deux individus par affinités, le plus souvent par un site de rencontres sur Internet. Sommaire 1 Principes et historique 2 Technologies 3 Exemples de sites de matchmaking …   Wikipédia en Français

  • matchmaking — [[t]mæ̱tʃmeɪkɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Matchmaking is the activity of encouraging people you know to form relationships or get married …   English dictionary

  • matchmaking — match|mak|ing [ mætʃ,meıkıŋ ] noun uncount the activity of arranging relationships or marriages between people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • matchmaking — mætʃ meɪkɪŋ n. act of setting up couple or arranging marriage; act of setting up matches between comparable contestants (Sports) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • matchmaking — See: matchmaker …   English dictionary

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