match

2
[ mach ]
/ mætʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Origin of match

2
before 900; Middle English macche, Old English gemæcca mate, fellow

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British Dictionary definitions for matching (1 of 2)

match1
/ (mætʃ) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of match

matchable, adjectivematcher, nounmatching, adjective

Word Origin for match

Old English gemæcca spouse; related to Old High German gimmaha wife, Old Norse maki mate

British Dictionary definitions for matching (2 of 2)

match2
/ (mætʃ) /

noun

a thin strip of wood or cardboard tipped with a chemical that ignites by friction when rubbed on a rough surface or a surface coated with a suitable chemicalSee safety match
a length of cord or wick impregnated with a chemical so that it burns slowly. It is used to fire cannons, explosives, etc

Word Origin for match

C14: from Old French meiche, perhaps from Latin myxa wick, from Greek muxa lamp nozzle
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Medical definitions for matching

matching
[ măchĭng ]

n.

The process of comparing a study group and a comparison group in an epidemiological study with respect to extraneous or confounding factors such as age, sex, or breed.
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Idioms and Phrases with matching

match

see meet one's match; mix and match; whole ball of wax (shooting match).

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