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English[]

Pronunciation[]

Etymology 1[]

From Middle English macche, from Old English mæcca, from gemæcca (companion, mate, wife, one suited to another)

Noun[]

Singular
Match

Plural
es

Match (es)

  1. Template:Sport Sporting event such as a boxing meet, a baseball game, or a cricket match.
    My local team are playing in a match against their arch-rivals today.
  2. Someone with a measure of an attribute equaling or exceeding the object of comparison.
    He knew he had met his match.
  3. A marriage.
  4. Suitability.
  5. Equivalence; a state of correspondence.
  6. A pair of items or entities with mutually suitable characteristics.
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Verb[]

Infinitive
to Match

Third person singular
match

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to Match (third-person singular simple present match, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (intransitive) To agree, to be equal.
  2. (transitive) To make a successful match or pairing.
    They found out about his color-blindness when he couldn't match socks properly.
  3. (transitive) To equal or exceed in achievement.
    She matched him at every turn: anything he could do, she could do as well or better.
Derived terms[]
  • match drill
  • matcher
  • matchup
  • matchy
  • mismatch
  • overmatch
  • unmatch
Translations[]
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A match.

Etymology 2[]

From Old French meiche, from Vulgar Latin micca (cf. Catalan metxa, Spanish mecha, Italian miccia), which in turn is probably from Latin myxa, from Ancient Greek  (myxa)

Noun[]

Singular
Match

Plural
es

Match (es)

  1. 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.
    He struck a match and lit his cigarette.
Derived terms[]
See also[]
  • fire, lighter, cigarette lighter
  • strike (to strike a match)
Translations[]

French[]

Etymology[]

From English match.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Match m. (plural matches)

  1. Template:Sport match

Usage notes[]

Sometimes translated as rencontre (sportive).

Derived terms[]

  • match nul

Italian[]

Etymology[]

English

Noun[]

match m. inv.

  1. match (sports event)
  2. horserace involving only two horses

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