Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (n) match, lucifer, friction match (lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction) "he always carries matches to light his pipe"; "as long you've a lucifer to light your fag"
- S: (n) match (a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete)
- S: (n) match (a burning piece of wood or cardboard) "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
- S: (n) match, mate (an exact duplicate) "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
- S: (n) match (the score needed to win a match)
- S: (n) catch, match (a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect)
- S: (n) peer, equal, match, compeer (a person who is of equal standing with another in a group)
- S: (n) couple, mates, match (a pair of people who live together) "a married couple from Chicago"
- S: (n) match (something that resembles or harmonizes with) "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
- S: (v) match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics) "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
- S: (v) match (provide funds complementary to) "The company matched the employees' contributions"
- S: (v) match, mate, couple, pair, twin (bring two objects, ideas, or people together) "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
- S: (v) equal, touch, rival, match (be equal to in quality or ability) "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"
- S: (v) match, fit (make correspond or harmonize) "Match my sweater"
- S: (v) match (give or join in marriage)
- S: (v) pit, oppose, match, play off (set into opposition or rivalry) "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"
- S: (v) match (be equal or harmonize) "The two pieces match"
- S: (v) equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate (make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching) "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"