Match Match, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Matching}.] 1. To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal. [1913 Webster]

No settled senses of the world can match The pleasure of that madness. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To furnish with its match; to bring a match, or equal, against; to show an equal competitor to; to set something in competition with, or in opposition to, as equal. [1913 Webster]

No history or antiquity can matchis policies and his conduct. --South. [1913 Webster]

3. To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against. [1913 Webster]

Eternal might To match with their inventions they presumed So easy, and of his thunder made a scorn. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. To make or procure the equal of, or that which is exactly similar to, or corresponds with; as, to match a vase or a horse; to match cloth. ``Matching of patterns and colors.'' --Swift. [1913 Webster]

5. To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit (one thing to another). [1913 Webster]

Let poets match their subject to their strength. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

6. To marry; to give in marriage. [1913 Webster]

A senator of Rome survived, Would not have matched his daughter with a king. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

7. To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a tongue and a groove, at the edges; as, to match boards. [1913 Webster]

{Matching machine}, a planing machine for forming a tongue or a groove on the edge of a board. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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