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match 1

(măch)
n.
1.
a. One that is exactly like another or a counterpart to another: Is there a match for this glove in the drawer?
b. One that is like another in one or more specified qualities: He is John's match for bravery.
2. One that is able to compete equally with another: The boxer had met his match.
3.
a. One that closely resembles or harmonizes with another: The napkins were a nice match for the tablecloth.
b. A pair, each one of which resembles or harmonizes with the other: The colors were a close match.
4. Sports
a. A game or contest in which two or more persons, animals, or teams oppose and compete with each other: a soccer match.
b. A tennis contest won by the player or side that wins a specified number of sets, usually two out of three or three out of five.
5. A marriage or an arrangement of marriage: a royal match.
6. A person viewed as a prospective marriage partner.
v. matched, match·ing, match·es
v. tr.
1.
a. To be like (another) or be a counterpart to: Does this sock match that one?
b. To resemble or harmonize with: The coat matches the dress.
2. To adapt or suit so that a balanced or harmonious result is achieved; cause to correspond: You should match your deeds to your beliefs.
3. To find or produce a counterpart to: It's difficult to match the color of old paint.
4. To pair (someone) with another in a romantic relationship or marriage: She was hoping to match her cousin with her neighbor.
5. To place in opposition or competition; pit: She matched her skill against all comers.
6. To provide with an adversary or competitor: The tournament matches the best offensive team with the best defensive team.
7. To do as well as or better than in competition; equal: She easily matches me in bicycle racing.
8. To set in comparison; compare: beauty that could never be matched.
9. To provide funds so as to equal or complement: The government will match all private donations to the museum.
10. To flip or toss (coins) and compare the sides that land face up.
11. To couple (electric circuits) by means of a transformer.
v. intr.
1. To be exactly like another; correspond exactly: Do the two socks match?
2. To harmonize with another: My shirt and my tie match.

[Middle English macche, from Old English gemæcca, companion, mate; see mag- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

match′er n.

match 2

 (măch)
n.
1. A narrow piece of material, usually wood or cardboard, coated on one end with a compound that ignites when scratched against a rough or chemically treated surface.
2. An easily ignited cord or wick, formerly used to detonate powder charges or to fire cannons and muzzle-loading firearms.

[Middle English mecche, macche, lamp wick, from Anglo-Norman meche, mesche, perhaps ultimately from Latin myxa, a lamp's nozzle, from Greek muxa, mucus, lamp wick.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.matching - being two identicalmatching - being two identical      
matched - going well together; possessing harmonizing qualities
2.matching - intentionally matchedmatching - intentionally matched; "curtains and walls were color coordinated"
matched - going well together; possessing harmonizing qualities

matching

Translations
hodící se k sobě
matchendeparring
yhteensopiva
pripadajući
合った
어울리는
matchande
เข้าชุด
hợp nhau

matching

[ˈmætʃɪŋ]
A. ADJhaciendo juego, a juego (Sp)
a blue silk dress with matching shoesun vestido de seda azul con zapatos haciendo juego or (Sp) a juego
B. CPD matching funds NPL (US) → fondos mpl de contrapartida

matching

[ˈmætʃɪŋ] adjassorti(e)
My bedroom has matching wallpaper and curtains → Ma chambre a du papier peint et des rideaux assortis.

matching

adj(dazu) passend; they form a matching pairsie passen or gehören zusammen; a matching set of wine glassesein Satz mWeingläser

matching

:
matching funds
pl Geldmittel, die von der Regierung oder einem Unternehmen zur Verfügung gestellt werden, um von privater Seite aufgebrachte Spenden etc zu verdoppeln
matching test
nVergleichsprobe f

matching

[ˈmætʃɪŋ] adj (colours) → intonato/a, ben assortito/a
with matching shoes and bag → con scarpe e borsa intonate

matching

مُتَوَافِقٌ hodící se k sobě matchende passend ασορτί a juego yhteensopiva assorti pripadajući coordinato 合った 어울리는 overeenkomend som passer pasujący que combina соответствующий matchande เข้าชุด uyumlu hợp nhau 匹配的

match·ing

n., a. semejante, igual;
___ paircompañero-a, pareja;
___ testprueba de compatibilidad.
References in classic literature ?
AFTER LENA CAME To Black Hawk, I often met her downtown, where she would be matching sewing silk or buying `findings' for Mrs.
Magdalen's first glance at this Venus of the autumn period of female life more than satisfied her that she had done well to feel her ground in disguise before she ventured on matching herself against Mrs.
Oft in her absence mimic Fansie wakes To imitate her; but misjoyning shapes, Wilde work produces oft, and most in dreams, Ill matching words and deeds long past or late.
He carried a Moorish cutlass hanging from a broad green and gold baldric; the buskins were of the same make as the baldric; the spurs were not gilt, but lacquered green, and so brightly polished that, matching as they did the rest of his apparel, they looked better than if they had been of pure gold.
So Arthur took her hand and knelt beside her, and she looked her best, with all the soft lines matching the angelic beauty of her eyes.
Gloves of gray kid, matching the hat, well displayed the form of a slender and elegant hand; whilst his boots, similar in color to the hat and gloves, confined feet small as those of a boy twelve years old.
She recognised him without a moment's hesitation and with the sweetest smile, a smile matching to a shade the tone in which she said: "I was watching you.
Many a pleasant, sunshiny Thursday afternoon had been poisoned for Martin by the sight of Aubrey and Elsa together on a distant settee, matching temperaments.
She was matching him, presumably, with certain characters in the old novels, for she came out, after a pause, with:
His eyes became dreamy, as though he were matching things, and reminded Rachel in their colour of the green flesh of a snail.
Quite near by she discovered and picked up a nose, and by matching the two pieces together found that they were part of a face.
Men despaired of matching him with an equal, and Beauty Smith was compelled to pit wolves against him.