Definition Of match


a contest in which people or teams compete against each other in a particular sport.

a boxing match

a person or thing able to contend with another as an equal in quality or strength.

they were no match for the trained mercenaries

a person or thing that resembles or corresponds to another.

the child's identical twin would be a perfect match for organ donation

a person viewed in regard to their eligibility for marriage, especially as regards class or wealth.

he was an unsuitable match for any of their girls

a short, thin piece of wood or cardboard used to light a fire, being tipped with a composition that ignites when rubbed against a rough surface.

I got up, and while doing so struck a match to ignite the overhead oxygen.

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Example Of match

  • a boxing match

  • a dynastic match

  • A kidney patient has been given a new lease of life after enduring a 20-year wait for a perfect organ match .

  • After counting them, and returning the bag, he found a match and lit a small fire.

  • And one day that person waiting for an organ match could be themselves or someone very dear to them.

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