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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.]

match

(mætʃ)
n
1. (General Sporting Terms) a formal game or sports event in which people, teams, etc, compete to win
2. a person or thing able to provide competition for another: she's met her match in talking ability.
3. a person or thing that resembles, harmonizes with, or is equivalent to another in a specified respect: that coat is a good match for your hat.
4. a person or thing that is an exact copy or equal of another
5.
a. a partnership between a man and a woman, as in marriage
b. an arrangement for such a partnership
6. a person regarded as a possible partner, as in marriage
vb (mainly tr)
7. to fit (parts) together: to match the tongue and groove of boards.
8. (sometimes foll by: up) to resemble, harmonize with, correspond to, or equal (one another or something else): the skirt matches your shoes well.
9. (sometimes foll by: with or against) to compare in order to determine which is the superior: they matched wits.
10. (often foll by: to or with) to adapt so as to correspond with: to match hope with reality.
11. (often foll by: with or against) to arrange a competition between
12. to find a match for
13. (Electronics) electronics to connect (two circuits) so that their impedances are equal or are equalized by a coupling device, to produce a maximum transfer of energy
[Old English gemæcca spouse; related to Old High German gimmaha wife, Old Norse maki mate]
ˈmatchable adj
ˈmatcher n
ˈmatching adj

match

(mætʃ)
n
1. a thin strip of wood or cardboard tipped with a chemical that ignites by friction when rubbed on a rough surface or a surface coated with a suitable chemical. See safety match
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a length of cord or wick impregnated with a chemical so that it burns slowly. It is used to fire cannons, explosives, etc
[C14: from Old French meiche, perhaps from Latin myxa wick, from Greek muxa lamp nozzle]

match1

(mætʃ)

n.
1. a slender piece of wood or other flammable material tipped with a chemical substance that produces fire when rubbed on a rough or chemically prepared surface.
2. a wick, cord, or the like, prepared to burn at an even rate, used to fire cannon, gunpowder, etc.
[1350–1400; Middle English macche wick < Middle French meiche]

match2

(mætʃ)

n.
1. a person or thing that equals or resembles another in some respect.
2. a person or thing able to deal with another as an equal: to meet one's match.
3. a person or thing that is an exact counterpart of another.
4. a corresponding, suitably associated, or harmonious pair.
5.
a. a game or contest in which two or more contestants or teams oppose each other.
b. a contest consisting of a specific number of sets: a tennis match.
6. any contest or competition that resembles a sports match: a shouting match.
7. a person considered with regard to suitability as a partner in marriage: a good match.
8. a matrimonial union; marriage.
v.t.
9. to equal: to match his score.
10. to be the match or counterpart of: The skirt matches the jacket.
11. to cause to correspond: to match actions and beliefs.
12. to fit together.
13. to place in opposition or conflict.
14. to provide with an adversary or competitor of equal power: The teams were well matched.
15. to encounter as an adversary with equal power.
16. to prove a match for.
17. to unite in marriage; procure a matrimonial alliance for.
18.
a. to toss (coins) into the air and then compare the matching or contrasting sides that land facing up.
b. to match coins with.
v.i.
19. to be equal or suitable.
20. to correspond: These gloves do not match.
[before 900; Old English gemæcca mate]
match′a•ble, adj.
match′er, n.

match

- First meant "wick of a candle or lamp" or "spout of a lamp" before it was the item used to light candles and lamps.
See also related terms for lamp.

match

If one thing has the same colour or design as another thing, you say that it matches the other thing, or that the two things match.

The cushions match the carpet.
He sometimes wore socks which did not match.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'to' with match. Don't say, for example, 'The cushions match to the carpet'.

match


Past participle: matched
Gerund: matching

Imperative
match
match
Present
I match
you match
he/she/it matches
we match
you match
they match
Preterite
I matched
you matched
he/she/it matched
we matched
you matched
they matched
Present Continuous
I am matching
you are matching
he/she/it is matching
we are matching
you are matching
they are matching
Present Perfect
I have matched
you have matched
he/she/it has matched
we have matched
you have matched
they have matched
Past Continuous
I was matching
you were matching
he/she/it was matching
we were matching
you were matching
they were matching
Past Perfect
I had matched
you had matched
he/she/it had matched
we had matched
you had matched
they had matched
Future
I will match
you will match
he/she/it will match
we will match
you will match
they will match
Future Perfect
I will have matched
you will have matched
he/she/it will have matched
we will have matched
you will have matched
they will have matched
Future Continuous
I will be matching
you will be matching
he/she/it will be matching
we will be matching
you will be matching
they will be matching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been matching
you have been matching
he/she/it has been matching
we have been matching
you have been matching
they have been matching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been matching
you will have been matching
he/she/it will have been matching
we will have been matching
you will have been matching
they will have been matching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been matching
you had been matching
he/she/it had been matching
we had been matching
you had been matching
they had been matching
Conditional
I would match
you would match
he/she/it would match
we would match
you would match
they would match
Past Conditional
I would have matched
you would have matched
he/she/it would have matched
we would have matched
you would have matched
they would have matched

match

1. Generally consists of the best of three games.
2. Best of three or five games.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.match - lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemicalmatch - 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"; "as long you've a lucifer to light your fag"
fuzee, fusee - a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind
kitchen match - a wooden friction match that will light on any granular surface; useful to light wood or gas stoves
igniter, ignitor, lighter, light - a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
matchstick - a short thin stick of wood used in making matches
book matches, safety match - a paper match that strikes only on a specially prepared surface
slow match - match or fuse made to burn slowly and evenly
2.match - a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams competematch - a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
contest, competition - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
boxing match - a match between boxers; usually held in a boxing ring
chess match - a match between chess players
cockfight - a match in a cockpit between two fighting cocks heeled with metal gaffs
cricket match - a match between two cricket teams
diving, diving event - an athletic competition that involves diving into water
field event - a competition that takes place on a field rather than on a running track
final - the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
quarterfinal - one of the four competitions in an elimination tournament whose winners go on to play in the semifinals
semi, semifinal - one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament
swimming event - an athletic competition that involves swimming
tennis match - a match between tennis players
match game, matched game, test match - an international championship match
wrestling match - a match between wrestlers
3.match - a burning piece of wood or cardboardmatch - a burning piece of wood or cardboard; "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
igniter, ignitor, lighter, light - a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
4.match - an exact duplicatematch - an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
duplication, duplicate - a copy that corresponds to an original exactly; "he made a duplicate for the files"
5.match - the score needed to win a matchmatch - the score needed to win a match  
score - a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; "the score was 7 to 0"
6.match - a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
7.match - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
peer group - contemporaries of the same status
associate - a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"
coeval, contemporary - a person of nearly the same age as another
gangsta - (Black English) a member of a youth gang
backup man, fill-in, reliever, stand-in, backup, substitute, relief - someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
successor, replacement - a person who follows next in order; "he was President Lincoln's successor"
townsman - a person from the same town as yourself; "a fellow townsman"
8.match - a pair of people who live togethermatch - a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
family unit, family - primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
power couple - a couple both of whom have high-powered careers or are politically influential
DINK - a couple who both have careers and no children (an acronym for dual income no kids)
9.match - something that resembles or harmonizes withmatch - something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
counterpart, opposite number, vis-a-vis - a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
Verb1.match - 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"
consist - be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"
check out, check - be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don't check!"
look - accord in appearance with; "You don't look your age!"
answer - match or correspond; "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
coincide - be the same; "our views on this matter coincided"
align - be or come into adjustment with
correlate - to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation; "Do these facts correlate?"
parallel - be parallel to; "Their roles are paralleled by ours"
twin, duplicate, parallel - duplicate or match; "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"
square - be compatible with; "one idea squares with another"
bear out, underpin, corroborate, support - support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
equal, be - be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
resemble - appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to; "She resembles her mother very much"; "This paper resembles my own work"
conform to, fit, meet - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
homologize - be homologous; "A person's arms homologize with a quadruped's forelimbs"
befit, beseem, suit - accord or comport with; "This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"
accord, concord, fit in, harmonise, harmonize, consort, agree - go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded"
pattern - form a pattern; "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
adhere - be compatible or in accordance with; "You must adhere to the rules"
rime, rhyme - be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable; "hat and cat rhyme"
2.match - provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees' contributions"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
3.match - 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"
match - give or join in marriage
mismate - provide with an unsuitable mate
mismatch - match badly; match two objects or people that do not go together
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
4.match - 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"
equalise, equalize, equate, equal, match - 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"
compete, vie, contend - compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
5.match - make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
match - be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"
balance, equilibrise, equilibrize, equilibrate - bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
6.match - satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams"
get by, grapple, make do, cope, manage, contend, deal, make out - come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
7.match - give or join in marriage
couple, mate, pair, twin, match - 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"
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
8.match - set into opposition or rivalrymatch - 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"
confront, face - oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other"
9.match - be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"
adapt, conform, adjust - adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
match, fit - make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"
10.match - 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"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
homologise, homologize - make homologous
homogenize, homogenise - cause to become equal or homogeneous as by mixing; "homogenize the main ingredients"
tie, draw - finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"
rival, equal, match, touch - 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"

match

noun
1. game, test, competition, trial, tie, contest, fixture, bout, head-to-head He was watching a football match.
2. companion, mate, equal, equivalent, counterpart, fellow, complement Moira was a perfect match for him.
3. replica, double, copy, twin, equal, spit (informal, chiefly Brit.), duplicate, lookalike, ringer (slang), spitting image (informal), dead ringer (slang), spit and image (informal) He asked his assistant to look for a match of the vase he broke.
4. marriage, union, couple, pair, pairing, item (informal), alliance, combination, partnership, duet, affiliation Hollywood's favourite love match foundered on the rocks.
5. equal, rival, equivalent, peer, competitor, counterpart I was no match for a man with such power.
verb
1. correspond with, suit, go with, complement, fit with, accompany, team with, blend with, tone with, harmonize with, coordinate with These shoes match your dress.
2. tailor, fit, suit, adapt You don't have to match your lipstick to your outfit.
3. go together, be the same, be a set All the chairs matched
4. correspond, agree, accord, square, coincide, tally, conform, match up, be compatible, harmonize, be consonant Their strengths in memory and spatial skills matched.
5. pair, unite, join, couple, link, marry, ally, combine, mate, yoke It can take time and money to match buyers and sellers.
6. rival, equal, compete with, compare with, emulate, contend with, measure up to We matched them in every department of the game.
match something or someone against something or someone pit against, set against, play off against, put in opposition to The finals begin today, matching the United States against France.
match up to something live up to, satisfy, fulfil, come up to, be equal to, measure up to a father's inability to match up to the expectations of his son

match

noun
1. One of a matched pair of things:
2. Something closely resembling or analogous to something else:
3. Two items of the same kind together:
verb
1. To be equal or alike:
Informal: stack up.
2. To be compatible or in correspondence:
Informal: jibe.
Archaic: quadrate.
3. To be in keeping with:
4. To place in opposition or be in opposition to:
Idioms: bump heads with, meet head-on, set at odds, set at someone's throat, trade blows.
5. To do or make something equal to:
6. To represent as similar:
Translations
شَخْص مناسِب للزَّواجعود ثَقابعُودُ كِبْرِيتمُبَارَاةٌمُباراه
кибритмач
misto
zápalkazápashodit seodpovídatpartie
tændstikkampmatchmatcheligemand
alumeto
matštikktuletikk
tulitikkuvertainenliittoottelusovittaa yhteen
šibicautakmicamečparpristajati
gyufameccs
eldspÿtahjónaband, ráîahagurjafnoki, jafningikeppnipassa viî, eiga saman
マッチマッチさせる縁組み試合
경기성냥쌍의 한쪽어울리다
līdzvērtīgs pretinieksmērotpārispieskaņots priekšmetsprecības, partija
chibrit
zápalkazmeraťhodiaci sarovnocenný partner
vžigalicadvobojprimerjatitekmaujemati se
matchtändstickamatchapartilike
kibiriti
เหมาะกันไม้ขีดการแข่งขันคู่ที่เหมาะสมกัน
diêmghépsự kết đôitrận đấu

match

1 [mætʃ] N (for lighting) → fósforo m, cerilla f, cerillo m (Mex)
a box of matchesuna caja de fósforos or cerillas

match

2 [mætʃ]
A. N
1. (esp Brit) (Tennis, Cricket) → partido m (Ftbl) → partido m, encuentro m (Boxing) → combate m (Fencing) → asalto m
boxing matchcombate m de boxeo
see also shooting C
see also shouting B
see also test D
2. (= complement) the skirt is a good match for the jumperla falda hace juego or queda bien con el jersey
I'm looking for a match for these curtainsestoy buscando un color que haga juego con estas cortinas
the two of them make or are a good matchhacen una buena pareja
3. (= equal) to be a match/no match for sbestar/no estar a la altura de algn
he was more than a match for Paulvenció fácilmente a Paul
he's a match for anybodypuede competir con el más pintado, está a la altura del más pintado
to meet one's match (in sb)encontrar la horma de su zapato (en algn)
4. (= marriage) → casamiento m, matrimonio m; (= potential partner) → partido m
he's a good matches un buen partido
she made a good matchse casó bien
B. VT
1. (= pair off) → emparejar
they're well matched [couple] → hacen buena pareja
the teams were well matchedlos equipos estaban muy igualados or (esp LAm) eran muy parejos
they match your skills with employers' requirementsemparejan tus aptitudes con los requisitos de las empresas
the children were asked to match the pictures with the wordsse pidió a los niños que emparejaran las imágenes con las palabras
they matched fibres to the suspect's clothesencontraron fibras que se correspondían con la ropa del sospechoso
see also evenly 2
2. (= equal) → igualar
her performance would be hard to matchsu actuación sería difícil de igualar
I can match any offerpuedo igualar cualquier oferta
for sheer cheek there's no one to match himen cuanto a cara dura no hay quien le iguale
the results did not match our expectationslos resultados no estuvieron a la altura de nuestras expectativas
3. (= correspond to) → ajustarse a, corresponder a
a man matching the police descriptionun hombre que se ajustaba a or que correspondía a la descripción de la policía
4. (= put in opposition to) → enfrentar
to match sth/sb against sth/sbenfrentar algo/a algn a or con algo/algn
she matched her wits against his strengthenfrentó or midió su ingenio con la fuerza de él
Scotland has been matched against France in the finalEscocia se enfrentará a or con Francia en la final
5. (= tone with) [+ clothes, colours] → combinar con, hacer juego con
6. (also match up) (= find sth similar to) can you match (up) this material? (with sth exactly same) → ¿puedes encontrar algo que iguale este tejido?; (with sth which goes well) → ¿puedes encontrar algo que vaya bien con este tejido?
C. VI
1. (= go together) [colours] → combinar bien; [clothes] → hacer juego
I dyed the shoes to matchteñí los zapatos para que hicieran juego
with a skirt to matchcon una falda a tono or que hace juego
he has a vicious tongue and a temper to matchtiene una lengua viperina y un genio de mil demonios
2. (= be the same) → corresponderse, coincidir
D. CPD match point N (Tennis) → bola f de partido, match point m
match report Ninforme m sobre el partido
match up
A. VT + ADV (= bring together) [+ two objects] → emparejar, aparear; [+ two people] → emparejar; (= group) [+ objects, people] → agrupar; [+ pattern] → hacer coincidir
to match sth up with sth [+ pairs] → emparejar or aparear algo con algo; [+ colours] (= coordinate) → conjuntar algo con algo
they match up your skills with employers' requirementsemparejan tus aptitudes con los requisitos de las empresas
they matched up fibres to the suspect's clothesencontraron fibras que se correspondían con la ropa del sospechoso
see also match B6
B. VI + ADV
1. (= be the same, fit) [numbers, pattern] → coincidir
check the numbers against your card to see if they match upcompruebe los números con los de su cartón para ver si coinciden
his fingerprints don't match up exactly with the murderer'ssus huellas dactilares no coinciden exactamente con or no corresponden exactamente a las del asesino
2. (= perform) → responder
3. (= compare) his record matches up well against those of previous presidentssu historial se puede comparar al de presidentes anteriores
match up to VI + PREPestar a la altura de

match

[ˈmætʃ]
n
(for lighting)allumette f
a box of matches → une boîte d'allumettes
(= sports event) → match m
a football match → un match de football
to win a match → gagner un match
(TENNIS)match m
game, set and match → jeu, set et match
(= equal) → égal(e) m/f
to meet one's match → trouver son égal(e)
to be no match for sb/sth → ne pas faire le poids contre qn/qch
to make a good match [couple] → être bien assorti(e)
Don't they make a good match? → Ils sont bien assortis tous les deux, n'est-ce pas?
to be a good match [colours, clothes] → être bien assorti(e)
It's not a perfect match, but it's not bad → Ce n'est pas parfaitement assorti, mais ce n'est pas mal.
to be a good match for sth [shade] → être bien assorti(e) à qch
vt
(= bring together) → mettre en relation
They match buyers and sellers → Ils mettent en relation acheteurs et vendeurs.
to match sb with sth (= find sth suitable for sb) → trouver qch correspondant à qn
an organization which matches job seekers with vacancies → une organisation qui trouve des offres correspondant aux demandeurs d'emploi
to match sth to sb/sth (= assign to) → trouver qch correspondant à qn/qch
The students are asked to match the books with the authors → On demande aux étudiants de trouver les livres correspondant aux auteurs.
to match sth to sth → faire en sorte que qch soit à la hauteur de qch
Judges need to match the punishment to the crime → Les juges doivent faire en sorte que la punition soit à la hauteur du crime.
[+ socks, gloves] → appareiller
She was trying to match the socks that were lying about → Elle essayait d'appareiller les chaussettes qui traînaient.
(= be the same as) → correspondre à
Check that the buyer's name matches the name on the credit card → Vérifiez que le nom de l'acheteur correspond au nom figurant sur la carte de crédit.
(= go well with) [+ skirt, trousers, dress] → être assorti(e) à; [+ curtains, wallpaper] → être assorti(e) à
The jacket matches the trousers → La veste est assortie au pantalon.
to match sth with sth (as regards colour, style)assortir qch avec qch
(= equal) → égaler
They played some fine attacking football, but I think we matched them → Ils ont joué un beau football offensif, mais je pense que nous les avons égalés.
to match sb's pace → suivre qn
She walked at a pace that Morris could hardly match → Elle marchait à si vive allure que Morris pouvait à peine la suivre.
She walked at a pace he couldn't match
BUT Elle marchait à trop vive allure pour lui.
[+ demand] → répondre à
vi
[colours] → s'assortir
These colours don't match
BUT Ces couleurs ne vont pas ensemble.
[cups, plates, clothes, chairs] → être assorti(e)
All the chairs matched → Toutes les chaises étaient assorties.
with shoes to match → avec des chaussures assorties
[numbers, names] → correspondre
match up
vt sep [+ colours, styles] → assortir
match up to
vt fus (= equal) [+ expectations, standard] → être à la hauteur de
to match up to sb's expectations → être à la hauteur des attentes de qn

match

:
matchbook
n (esp US) → Streichholzheftchen nt
matchbox
match day
n (Brit Sport) → Spieltag m

match

:
matchlock
nLuntenschloss nt
matchmaker
nEhestifter(in) m(f), → Kuppler(in) m(f) (pej)
matchmaking
n she loves matchsie verkuppelt die Leute gern (inf)
match penalty
n (Ice hockey) → Matchstrafe f
match point
n (Tennis) → Matchball m
matchstick
nStreichholz nt
matchwood
n Holz zur Herstellung von Streichhölzern reduced to match (fig)zu Kleinholz gemacht (inf)

match

1
nStreichholz nt, → Zündholz nt

match

2
n
(= sb/sth similar, suitable etc) to be or make a good matchgut zusammenpassen; the skirt is a good match for the sweaterder Rock passt gut zum Pullover; I want a match for this yellow paintich möchte Farbe in diesem Gelbton; this chair is a match for that onedieser Stuhl ist das Gegenstück zu dem
to be a/no match for somebody (= be able to compete with)sich mit jdm messen/nicht messen können; (= be able to handle)jdm gewachsen/nicht gewachsen sein; he’s a match for anybodyer kann es mit jedem aufnehmen; A was more than a match for BA war B weit überlegen; to meet one’s matchseinen Meister finden
(= marriage)Heirat f; who thought up this match?wer hat die beiden zusammengebracht?; she made a good matchsie hat eine gute Partie gemacht; he’s a good matcher ist eine gute Partie
(Sport) (general) → Wettkampf m; (= team game)Spiel nt; (Tennis) → Match nt, → Partie f; (Boxing, Fencing) → Kampf m; (= quiz)Wettkampf m, → Wettbewerb m; athletics matchLeichtathletikkampf m; I’ll give you a matchich werde einmal gegen Sie spielen; we must have another match some timewir müssen wieder einmal gegeneinander spielen; that’s match (Tennis) → Match!, damit ist das Match entschieden
vt
(= pair off)(einander) anpassen; match each diagram with its counterpartordnen Sie die Schaubilder einander zu
(= equal)gleichkommen (+dat) (→ in an +dat); A doesn’t quite match B in originalityA kann es an Originalität nicht mit B aufnehmen; nobody can match him in argumentniemand kann so gut argumentieren wie er; a quality that has never been matched sinceeine Qualität, die bislang unerreicht ist or noch ihresgleichen sucht (geh); no knight could match him in battlekein Ritter konnte sich mit ihm messen; I can’t match him in chessim Schach kann ich es mit ihm nicht aufnehmen; that sort of easy self-confidence which is not matched by any great degree of intelligencejene Selbstsicherheit, die nicht mit der entsprechenden Intelligenz gepaart ist; match that if you can!das soll erst mal einer nachmachen, das macht so leicht keiner nach!; three kings! match that!drei Könige! kannst du da noch mithalten?; this climate/whisky can’t be matched anywhere in the worldso ein Klima/so einen Whisky gibt es nicht noch einmal
(= correspond to)entsprechen (+dat); the results did not match our hopesdie Ergebnisse entsprachen nicht unseren Hoffnungen; match case (Comput) → Groß-/Kleinschreibung beachten; matching wordsWortentsprechungen pl
(clothes, colours) → passen zu; she matched the carpet with a nice rugsie fand einen hübschen, zum Teppich passenden Läufer; can you match this fabric?haben Sie etwas, das zu diesem Stoff passt?; to match textures and fabrics so that …Strukturen und Stoffe so aufeinander abstimmen, dass …; his face matched the red of his sweatersein Gesicht war so rot wie sein Pullover
(= pit) he decided to match his team against or with the championser beschloss, seine Mannschaft gegen die Meister antreten zu lassen; to be matched against somebodygegen jdn antreten; to match one’s wits against somebodysich geistig mit jdm messen; to match one’s strength against somebodyseine Kräfte mit jdm messen
vizusammenpassen; it doesn’t matchdas passt nicht (zusammen); with a skirt to matchmit (dazu) passendem Rock

match

1 [mætʃ]
1. n
a. (of colours) to be a good match (for)intonarsi a, andar bene con
Paul and Jane make a good match → Paul e Jane sono una bella coppia
b. (equal) → uguale m/f, pari m/f inv
to be a match/no match for sb → riuscire/non riuscire a tenere testa a qn
to meet one's match → trovare pane per i propri denti
c. (marriage) → partito
d. (game) → incontro (Ftbl, Rugby) → partita, incontro
2. vt
a. (find similar to) (also match up) can you match this wool for me?ha della lana che vada bene con questa?
to match sb against sb → opporre qn a qn
they are well matched (opponents) → son ben assortiti (two friends) → sono una coppia bene assortita (husband and wife) → sono una bella coppia
b. (equal) → uguagliare
the results did not match our hopes → i risultati non hanno corrisposto alle nostre speranze
I can't match that → per me è troppo
c. (go well with, colours) → intonarsi a; (clothes) → andare benissimo con
his tie matches his socks → la sua cravatta s'intona ai calzini
3. vi (colours, materials) → intonarsi
with a skirt to match, with a matching skirt → con una gonna adatta or intonata
match up to vi + adv + prepessere all'altezza di

match

2 [mætʃ] nfiammifero
to put a match to sth → dar fuoco a qc

match1

(mӕtʃ) noun
a short piece of wood or other material tipped with a substance that catches fire when rubbed against a rough or specially-prepared surface. He struck a match.
ˈmatchbox noun
a box for holding matches.

match2

(mӕtʃ) noun
1. a contest or game. a football/rugby/chess match.
2. a thing that is similar to or the same as another in some way(s) eg in colour or pattern. These trousers are not an exact match for my jacket.
3. a person who is able to equal another. She has finally met her match at arguing.
4. a marriage or an act of marrying. She hoped to arrange a match for her daughter.
verb
1. to be equal or similar to something or someone in some way eg in colour or pattern. That dress matches her red hair.
2. to set (two things, people etc) to compete. He matched his skill against the champion's.
matched adjective
paired or joined together, eg in marriage, or as contestants in a competition etc. a well-matched couple; The competitors were evenly matched.
ˈmatchless adjective
having no equal. a woman of matchless beauty.
ˈmatchmaker noun
a person who tries to arrange marriages between people.

match

عُودُ كِبْرِيت, مُبَارَاةٌ, مُتَوَافِقُ, يَتَطَابَقُ hodit se (k sobě), partie, zápalka, zápas kamp, match, matche, tændstik Partie, passen, Spiel, Streichholz αγώνας, σπίρτο, συνταιριάζω, ταίριασμα cerilla, combinar bien, equiparar, fósforo, pareja, partido liitto, ottelu, sovittaa yhteen, tulitikku alliance, allumette, être assorti, match par, pristajati, šibica, utakmica abbinare, compagno, fiammifero, partita マッチ, マッチさせる, 縁組み, 試合 경기, 성냥, 쌍의 한쪽, 어울리다 koppel, lucifer, passen bij, wedstrijd fyrstikk, kamp, parti, passe sammen med dopasować, dopasowanie, mecz, zapałka combinar, companheiro, fósforo, jogo матч, партия, подходить, спичка match, matcha, parti, tändsticka เหมาะกัน, ไม้ขีด, การแข่งขัน, คู่ที่เหมาะสมกัน denk, kibrit, maç, uydurmak diêm, ghép, sự kết đôi, trận đấu 匹配, 比赛, 火柴

match

n. semejante; [by pairs] pareja; [game] juego, partido; copia;
v. igualar, asemejar, [colors] armonizar, hacer juego.

match

vt (blood, tissue) ser (enteramente) compatible con; Your sister’s tissue type matches your own..El tipo de tejido de su hermana es (enteramente) compatible con el suyo.
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