Complete Definition of "match"

Image:Streichholz.JPG|thumb|right|A match.
see|Match
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/mætÊ/
audio|en-us-match.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. Device made of wood or paper, coated with chemicals at the tip, that when dragged against a rough surface, will ignite.
  2. sport Sporting event such as a boxing meet, a baseball game, or a cricket match.
  3. Someone as skillful as self.

#: He knew he had met his match.

  1. A marriage.
  2. Suitability.
Translations
trans-top|device to make fire
Bulgarian: кибÑÐ¸Ñ m
Croatian: t|hr|Å¡ibica|f
Dutch: lucifer m, zwavelstokje n (rare)
French: t+|fr|allumette|f
Finnish: t-|fi|tulitikku
German: t+|de|Streichholz|n
Greek: t+|el|ÏÏίÏÏο|n|sc=Grek
Italian: t+|it|fiammifero|m
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Japanese: ããã (matchi)
Korean: ì±ë¥ (seongnyang)
Kurdish:

Norwegian: fyrstikk m
Polish: t+|pl|zapaÅka|f
Portuguese: palito de fósforo
Serbian: Å¡ibica f, palidrvce n
Slovene: t+|sl|vžigalica|f
Spanish: t-|es|cerillo|m
Swedish: t+|sv|tändsticka|c
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trans-top|sporting event
Bulgarian: t+|bg|маÑ|m|sc=Cyrl
Croatian: t-|hr|meÄ|m
Dutch: t+|nl|wedstrijd|f, t-|nl|match|f
Finnish: ottelu, matsi i|colloquial
French: t+|fr|match|m
German: t+|de|Spiel|n
Greek: t+|el|μαÏÏ|n|sc=Grek
Italian: t+|it|incontro|m, t+|it|partita|f, t+|it|gara|f
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Korean: ë§ëê²° (-å°æ±º, mat-daegyeol)
Norwegian: t-|no|kamp|m, t-|no|match|m
Polish: t+|pl|mecz|m
Spanish: t-|es|partido|m
Swedish: t+|sv|match|c
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trans-top|skillful as self
Dutch: evenknie m|f
Finnish: t-|fi|vertainen
German: t+|de|ebenbürtig
Italian: pari, simile, (degno) avversario m
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Norwegian: like, likemann m, jevnbyrdig
Romanian: egal m, egalÄ f
Spanish: t+|es|igual
Swedish: t+|sv|like
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See also
fire, lighter.

Verb
en-verb|match|es

  1. To agree, to be equal.

Translations
trans-top|to agree; to equal
Dutch: overeenstemmen
Finnish: sopia yhteen, täsmätä
German: übereinstimmen, passen
Korean: ë§ë¤ (majda, mat-); i|causative ë§ì¶ë¤ (majchuda, mat-)
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Norwegian: passe sammen, stemme overens
Polish: pasowaÄ, zestawiaÄ, dorównywaÄ
Swedish: matcha, vara lika, passa ihop
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See also
mate

Category:1000 English basic words


French

Etymology
From E.|fr #Noun|match.

Noun
fr-noun|m|pl=matches

  1. sport|lang=fr #Noun|match

Usage notes
Sometimes translated as rencontre (sportive).

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