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a. One who finds a person for another to marry.
b. One who finds a person for another to have a romantic relationship with, or who finds two people to have a romantic relationship with each other.
2. One who arranges athletic competitions, especially in professional boxing.
3. One who establishes or tries to establish a partnership between people, groups of people, or businesses: "The firm acts as a matchmaker for smaller businesses, especially in the countryside, where older presidents can't find someone to take over" (Yuko Takeo).

match′mak′ing n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matchmaking - mediation in order to bring about a marriage between others
intermediation, mediation - the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement


A. Nactividades fpl de casamentero
B. ADJcasamentero
References in classic literature ?
I only meant to be matchmaking, and all at once it turned out quite differently.
They say old maids have a mania for matchmaking, and though I don't feel that weakness in myself as yet,I know a little person who is very unhappy with her father.
Bless us, Anne-girl, I'm not matchmaking," protested Gilbert, rather surprised at her tone.
I planned the match from that hour; and when such success has blessed me in this instance, dear papa, you cannot think that I shall leave off matchmaking.
a number of business missions and matchmaking events in foreign markets.
CHICAGO -- The small business public is encouraged to take part in the 47(th) Annual Illinois Small Business Week, Awards, Lender Matchmaking, and Business Expo at Chicago's Navy Pier on June 29.
Business Matchmaking is a public-private partnership that brings together buyers from federal, state and local government agencies and many Fortune 500 companies to meet with small businesses offering various products and services.
The subject of the public contract is to select a contractor who will arrange a matchmaking event to support the development of the international activities of Czech innovative companies by meeting companies (KA Participants) with potential investors or strategic partners, providing mentor services, matchmaking service and evaluation services.
UKPRwire, Tue Jan 09 2018] A new love story based on the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is to be launched at the opening weekend of the festival this September.
The 29-year-old Emirati jobless man had firmly denied posing as a famous footballer of Al Ain Club on a matchmaking mobile app and tricking the women by talking them into giving him money in 2015.
Thiru & Thirumathi Matrimony is a leading Indian matrimonial matchmaking service provider.
It may fix your connection and matchmaking issues, but it will drastically impact the rest of year 2.