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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Match  \Match\,  n.  [OE.  macche,  F.  m[`e]che,  F.  m[`e]che,  fr  L. 
  myxa  a  lamp  nozzle,  Gr  ?  mucus,  nostril,  a  lamp  nozzle.  Cf 
  {Mucus}.] 
  Anything  used  for  catching  and  retaining  or  communicating 
  fire,  made  of  some  substance  which  takes  fire  readily,  or 
  remains  burning  some  time;  esp.,  a  small  strip  or  splint  of 
  wood  dipped  at  one  end  in  a  substance  which  can  be  easily 
  ignited  by  friction,  as  a  preparation  of  phosphorus  or 
  chlorate  of  potassium. 
 
  {Match  box},  a  box  for  holding  matches. 
 
  {Match  tub},  a  tub  with  a  perforated  cover  for  holding  slow 
  matches  for  firing  cannon,  esp.  on  board  ship.  The  tub 
  contains  a  little  water  in  the  bottom,  for  extinguishing 
  sparks  from  the  lighted  matches. 
 
  {Quick  match},  threads  of  cotton  or  cotton  wick  soaked  in  a 
  solution  of  gunpowder  mixed  with  gum  arabic  and  boiling 
  water  and  afterwards  strewed  over  with  mealed  powder.  It 
  burns  at  the  rate  of  one  yard  in  thirteen  seconds,  and  is 
  used  as  priming  for  heavy  mortars,  fireworks,  etc 
 
  {Slow  match},  slightly  twisted  hempen  rope  soaked  in  a 
  solution  of  limewater  and  saltpeter  or  washed  in  a  lye  of 
  water  and  wood  ashes.  It  burns  at  the  rate  of  four  or  five 
  inches  an  hour,  and  is  used  for  firing  cannon,  fireworks, 
  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Match  \Match\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Matched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Matching}.] 
  1.  To  be  a  mate  or  match  for  to  be  able  to  complete  with  to 
  rival  successfully;  to  equal. 
 
  No  settled  senses  of  the  world  can  match  The 
  pleasure  of  that  madness.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  furnish  with  its  match;  to  bring  a  match,  or  equal, 
  against;  to  show  an  equal  competitor  to  to  set  something 
  in  competition  with  or  in  opposition  to  as  equal. 
 
  No  history  or  antiquity  can  matchis  policies  and  his 
  conduct.  --South. 
 
  3.  To  oppose  as  equal;  to  contend  successfully  against. 
 
  Eternal  might  To  match  with  their  inventions  they 
  presumed  So  easy,  and  of  his  thunder  made  a  scorn. 
  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  make  or  procure  the  equal  of  or  that  which  is  exactly 
  similar  to  or  corresponds  with  as  to  match  a  vase  or  a 
  horse;  to  match  cloth.  ``Matching  of  patterns  and 
  colors.''  --Swift. 
 
  5.  To  make  equal,  proportionate,  or  suitable;  to  adapt,  fit 
  or  suit  (one  thing  to  another). 
 
  Let  poets  match  their  subject  to  their  strength. 
  --Roscommon. 
 
  6.  To  marry;  to  give  in  marriage. 
 
  A  senator  of  Rome  survived,  Would  not  have  matched 
  his  daughter  with  a  king.  --Addison. 
 
  7.  To  fit  together,  or  make  suitable  for  fitting  together; 
  specifically,  to  furnish  with  a  tongue  and  a  groove,  at 
  the  edges;  as  to  match  boards. 
 
  {Matching  machine},  a  planing  machine  for  forming  a  tongue  or 
  a  groove  on  the  edge  of  a  board. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consolation  game  \Con`so*la"tion  game\,  match  \match\,  pot 
  \pot\,  race  \race\,  etc 
  A  game,  match,  etc.,  open  only  to  losers  in  early  stages  of 
  contests. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Match  \Match\,  n.  [OE.  macche,  AS  gem[ae]cca;  akin  to  gemaca, 
  and  to  OS  gimako  OHG.  gimah  fitting,  suitable,  convenient, 
  Icel.  mark  suitable,  maki  mate,  Sw  make  Dan.  mage;  all  from 
  the  root  of  E.  make  v.  See  {Make}  mate,  and  {Make},  v.,  and 
  cf  {Mate}  an  associate.] 
  1.  A  person  or  thing  equal  or  similar  to  another;  one  able  to 
  mate  or  cope  with  another;  an  equal;  a  mate. 
 
  Government  .  .  .  makes  an  innocent  man,  though  of 
  the  lowest  rank,  a  match  for  the  mightiest  of  his 
  fellow  subjects.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  A  bringing  together  of  two  parties  suited  to  one  another, 
  as  for  a  union,  a  trial  of  skill  or  force,  a  contest,  or 
  the  like  as  specifically: 
  a  A  contest  to  try  strength  or  skill,  or  to  determine 
  superiority;  an  emulous  struggle.  ``Many  a  warlike 
  match.''  --Drayton. 
 
  A  solemn  match  was  made  he  lost  the  prize. 
  --Dryden. 
  b  A  matrimonial  union;  a  marriage. 
 
  3.  An  agreement,  compact,  etc  ``Thy  hand  upon  that  match.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  Love  doth  seldom  suffer  itself  to  be  confined  by 
  other  matches  than  those  of  its  own  making.  --Boyle. 
 
  4.  A  candidate  for  matrimony;  one  to  be  gained  in  marriage. 
  ``She  .  .  .  was  looked  upon  as  the  richest  match  of  the 
  West.''  --Clarendon. 
 
  5.  Equality  of  conditions  in  contest  or  competition. 
 
  It  were  no  match,  your  nail  against  his  horn. 
  --Shak. 
 
  6.  Suitable  combination  or  bringing  together;  that  which 
  corresponds  or  harmonizes  with  something  else;  as  the 
  carpet  and  curtains  are  a  match. 
 
  7.  (Founding)  A  perforated  board,  block  of  plaster,  hardened 
  sand,  etc.,  in  which  a  pattern  is  partly  imbedded  when  a 
  mold  is  made  for  giving  shape  to  the  surfaces  of 
  separation  between  the  parts  of  the  mold. 
 
  {Match  boarding}  (Carp.),  boards  fitted  together  with  tongue 
  and  groove,  or  prepared  to  be  so  fitted. 
 
  {Match  game},  a  game  arranged  as  a  test  of  superiority. 
 
  {Match  plane}  (Carp.),  either  of  the  two  planes  used  to  shape 
  the  edges  of  boards  which  are  joined  by  grooving  and 
  tonguing. 
 
  {Match  plate}  (Founding),  a  board  or  plate  on  the  opposite 
  sides  of  which  the  halves  of  a  pattern  are  fastened,  to 
  facilitate  molding.  --Knight. 
 
  {Match  wheel}  (Mach.),  a  cogwheel  of  suitable  pitch  to  work 
  with  another  wheel;  specifically,  one  of  a  pair  of 
  cogwheels  of  equal  size. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Match  \Match\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  united  in  marriage;  to  mate. 
 
  I  hold  it  a  sin  to  match  in  my  kindred.  --Shak. 
 
  Let  tigers  match  with  hinds,  and  wolves  with  sheep. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  be  of  equal,  or  similar,  size,  figure,  color,  or 
  quality;  to  tally;  to  suit;  to  correspond;  as  these  vases 
  match. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  match 
  n  1:  thin  piece  of  wood  or  cardboard  tipped  with  combustible 
  chemical;  ignites  with  friction;  "he  always  carries 
  matches  to  light  his  pipe"  [syn:  {lucifer},  {friction 
  match}] 
  2:  a  contest  in  which  two  or  more  persons  or  teams  compete 
  3:  a  burning  piece  of  wood  or  cardboard;  "if  you  drop  a  match 
  in  there  the  whole  place  will  explode" 
  4:  an  exact  duplicate;  "when  a  match  is  found  an  entry  is  made 
  in  the  notebook"  [syn:  {mate}] 
  5:  the  score  needed  to  win  a  match 
  6:  a  person  regarded  as  a  good  matrimonial  prospect  [syn:  {catch}] 
  7:  a  person  who  is  of  equal  standing  with  another  in  a  group 
  [syn:  {peer},  {equal},  {compeer}] 
  8:  a  pair  of  people  who  live  together;  "a  married  couple  from 
  Chicago"  [syn:  {couple},  {mates}] 
  9:  something  that  resembles  or  harmonizes  with  "that  tie  makes 
  a  good  match  with  your  jacket" 
  v  1:  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"  [syn:  {fit},  {correspond},  {check},  {jibe},  {gibe}, 
  {tally},  {agree}]  [ant:  {disagree}] 
  2:  provide  funds  complementary  to  "The  company  matched  the 
  employees'  contributions" 
  3:  bring  two  objects,  ideas,  or  people  together;  "This  fact  is 
  coupled  to  the  other  one"  [syn:  {mate},  {couple},  {pair}, 
  {twin}] 
  4:  be  equal  to  in  quality  or  ability;  "Nothing  can  rival 
  cotton  for  durability"  [syn:  {equal},  {touch},  {rival}] 
  5:  make  match  or  correspond  or  harmonize;  "Match  my  sweater" 
  [syn:  {fit}] 
  6:  satisfy  or  fulfill;  "meet  a  need"  [syn:  {meet},  {cope  with}] 
  7:  set  into  opposition  or  rivalry  [syn:  {pit},  {oppose}] 
  8:  be  equal  or  harmonize;  "The  two  pieces  match" 




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