Associations to the word «Match»

Pictures for the word «Match»


MATCH, noun. (sports) A competitive sporting event such as a boxing meet, a baseball game, or a cricket match.
MATCH, noun. Any contest or trial of strength or skill, or to determine superiority.
MATCH, noun. Someone with a measure of an attribute equaling or exceeding the object of comparison.
MATCH, noun. A marriage.
MATCH, noun. A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.
MATCH, noun. Suitability.
MATCH, noun. Equivalence; a state of correspondence.
MATCH, noun. Equality of conditions in contest or competition.
MATCH, noun. A pair of items or entities with mutually suitable characteristics.
MATCH, noun. An agreement or compact.
MATCH, noun. (metalworking) A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly embedded when a mould is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mould.
MATCH, verb. (intransitive) To agree, to be equal, to correspond to.
MATCH, verb. (transitive) To agree, to be equal, to correspond to.
MATCH, verb. (transitive) To make a successful match or pairing.
MATCH, verb. (transitive) To equal or exceed in achievement.
MATCH, verb. (obsolete) To unite in marriage, to mate.
MATCH, verb. To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a tongue and groove at the edges.
MATCH, noun. Device made of wood or paper, at the tip coated with chemicals that ignite with the friction of being dragged (struck) against a rough dry surface.
MATCH CUT, noun. A cinematographic cut between two different objects, spaces, or compositions in which there is a correspondence between the two scenes, helping to establish continuity of action and linking the two shots metaphorically.
MATCH DAY, proper noun. The day graduating medical-school students find out where they will serve as residents.
MATCH DAY, proper noun. Used other than as an idiom: see The day of a match.
MATCH DRILL, verb. The process of drilling a hole through multiple assembled parts at once, so as to ensure that the parts align properly in the final assembly.
MATCH FIXING, noun. (sports) The act of losing, or playing to a pre-determined result, in sports matches after betting against oneself.
MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN, noun. (idiomatic) A marriage that is likely to be happy and successful because the two people are very compatible with each other.
MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN, noun. (idiomatic) A very successful combination of two people or things.
MATCH MADE IN HELL, noun. (idiomatic) A marriage that is likely to be unhappy or abusive and unsuccessful because the two people are very incompatible with each other.
MATCH MADE IN HELL, noun. (idiomatic) A very unsuccessful or conflicting combination of two people or things.
MATCH PLAY, noun. (golf) A scoring system in which points are awarded for each hole won, as opposed to stroke play.
MATCH PLAY, noun. (bowling) A knockout competition between two single bowlers.
MATCH PLAY, noun. (sports) The playing of a competitive match, as opposed to training and practice.
MATCH POINT, noun. (sports) (tennis) A state in a game where a player can win the entire match by winning the next point. Often used in tennis.
MATCH POINTS, noun. Plural of match point
MATCH REFEREE, noun. (cricket) an administrative official who decides on any penalties for bad conduct etc
MATCH REFEREES, noun. Plural of match referee
MATCH STICK, noun. Alternative spelling of matchstick
MATCH STICKS, noun. Plural of match stick

Dictionary definition

MATCH, 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"; "as long you've a lucifer to light your fag".
MATCH, noun. A formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete.
MATCH, noun. A burning piece of wood or cardboard; "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode".
MATCH, noun. An exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook".
MATCH, noun. The score needed to win a match.
MATCH, noun. A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect.
MATCH, noun. A person who is of equal standing with another in a group.
MATCH, noun. A pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago".
MATCH, noun. Something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket".
MATCH, 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".
MATCH, verb. Provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees' contributions".
MATCH, 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".
MATCH, 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".
MATCH, verb. Make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater".
MATCH, verb. Satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams".
MATCH, verb. Give or join in marriage.
MATCH, 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".
MATCH, verb. Be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match".
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".

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