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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Match  \Match\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Matched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  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. 
  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. 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  being  two  identical  [syn:  {duplicate},  {twin(a)},  {twinned}] 
  2:  intentionally  matched;  "curtains  and  walls  were  color 
  coordinated"  [syn:  {coordinated}] 

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