[noun] 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" Synonyms: lucifer, friction
[noun] a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
[noun] a burning piece of wood or cardboard; "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
[noun] an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook" Synonyms: mate
[noun] the score needed to win a match
[noun] a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect Synonyms: catch
[noun] a person who is of equal standing with another in a group Synonyms: peer, equal, compeer
[noun] a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago" Synonyms: couple, mates
[noun] something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
[verb] be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun" Synonyms: fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree
[verb] provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees' contributions"
[verb] bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project" Synonyms: mate, couple, pair, twin
[verb] be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents" Synonyms: equal, touch, rival
[verb] make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater" Synonyms: fit
[verb] satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams" Synonyms: meet, cope with
[verb] give or join in marriage
[verb] set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other" Synonyms: pit, oppose, play off
[verb] be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"
[verb] make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors" Synonyms: equal, equalize, equalise, equate