part of speech: noun

definition: a thin strip of wood or cardboard with a material on the end that burns when it is struck against something.

part of speech: noun

definition 1: a person or thing that is very like another.

  • This chair is a match of the one in your living room.

synonyms: companion, counterpart, double, mate, twin

definition 2: a person able to equal another in a contest or other activity.

  • He was no match for her in the spelling bee.

synonyms: challenger, equal, peer, rival

definition 3: a contest or game.

  • We won the tennis match because we practiced hard.

synonyms: competition, contest, game, tournament

part of speech: verb

inflections: matches, matching, matched

definition 1: to be the same as or equal to.

  • His skill as a baseball player does not match hers.

synonyms: equal, rival

definition 2: to bring together because of being equal or alike.

  • The object of the game is to match pairs of cards.

synonyms: coordinate, fit, suit

definition 3: to be similar in size, color, or other qualities.

  • Your socks don’t match.

synonyms: agree, blend, correspond, go

antonyms: clash

derivations: matchable (adj.), matched (adj.)