Origin of match1
Definition for match (2 of 2)
- a game or contest in which two or more contestants or teams oppose each other: a soccer match.
- a contest consisting of a specific number of sets: a tennis match.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of match2
Examples from the Web for match
Part of the problem is the mandate of the war and the means with which the U.S. is fighting it do not match up.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We can also begin to plan our wardrobes to match our new and improved selves.
When he is awarded Player of the Match while competing for India in England, he is given champagne at the ceremony.
The trouble is, Pakistan kept losing its wars with India and is indeed no match for India.
A season of Game of Thrones tells its story over ten hours, and only a video game adaptation could match or exceed that.‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat|Alec Kubas-Meyer|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lockley noted that the human confederates of the monsters had no protection against the beam to match his own.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Or, if you will, like so many ant-hills of powder, they all stand before me; and I their match.Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
He had edited the Alcestis, and married his laundress; lost money by his edition, and his fellowship by his match.Vivian Grey|Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
With Bentley in the condition he is he would be no match for Manape.Astounding Stories, June, 1931|Various
About a week before the Thirds "the Bull" was discussing the match in the dormitories.The Loom of Youth|Alec Waugh
British Dictionary definitions for match (1 of 2)
- a partnership between a man and a woman, as in marriage
- an arrangement for such a partnership
verb (mainly tr)
Derived Formsmatchable, adjectivematcher, nounmatching, adjective
Word Origin for match
British Dictionary definitions for match (2 of 2)
Word Origin for match
Idioms and Phrases with match
see meet one's match; mix and match; whole ball of wax (shooting match).