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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.
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1. (Professions) a person who brings together suitable partners for marriage
2. (Professions) a person who arranges competitive matches
3. (General Sporting Terms) a person who arranges competitive matches
ˈmatchˌmaking n, adj


(Professions) a person who makes matches (for igniting)
ˈmatchˌmaking n, adj
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(ˈmætʃˌmeɪ kər)

1. a person who arranges marriages by introducing possible mates.
2. a person who arranges potential alliances.
match′mak`ing, n., adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matchmaker - someone who arranges (or tries to arrange) marriages for othersmatchmaker - someone who arranges (or tries to arrange) marriages for others
go-between, intercessor, intermediary, intermediator, mediator - a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
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noun go-between, marriage broker, pandar Some friends played matchmaker and had us both over to dinner.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
شَخص يُنَظِّم الزواج بين الناس
ženitni posrednik


[ˈmætʃˌmeɪkəʳ] Ncasamentero/a m/f, alcahuete/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈmætʃˌmeɪkəʳ] n (arranger of marriages) → sensale m/f di matrimoni (Sport) → organizzatore/trice di incontri sportivi
she is a great matchmaker → ha combinato molte unioni felici
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
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.
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References in classic literature ?
In time, however, there came another youth, as true, I dare say, as the first, but not so well known to me, and I shrugged my shoulders cynically to see my old friend once more a matchmaker. She took him to her heart and boasted of him; like one made young herself by the great event, she joyously dressed her pale daughter in her bridal gown, and, with smiles upon her face, she cast rice after the departing carriage.
"What a matchmaker you are, Aunt..." said Nicholas, kissing her plump little hand.
"It is a very good project, but I am no matchmaker," said the old lady.
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