Definition of match (noun)
- lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
- a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
- a burning piece of wood or cardboard
- "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
- an exact duplicate
- "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
- synonyms: mate
- the score needed to win a match
- a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
- synonyms: catch
- a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
- a pair of people who live together
- something that resembles or harmonizes with
- "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
Definition of match (verb)
- be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
- provide funds complementary to
- "The company matched the employees' contributions"
- bring two objects, ideas, or people together
- be equal to in quality or ability
- make correspond or harmonize
- "Match my sweater"
- synonyms: fit
- satisfy or fulfill
- give or join in marriage
- set into opposition or rivalry
- be equal or harmonize
- "The two pieces match"
- make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
Source: Princeton University Wordnet