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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 No settled senses of the world can match
 The pleasure of that madness.   --Shak.
 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.
    No history or antiquity can matchis policies and his conduct.   --South.
 3. To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.
 Eternal might
 To match with their inventions they presumed
 So easy, and of his thunder made a scorn.   --Milton.
 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.”
 5. To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit (one thing to another).
    Let poets match their subject to their strength.   --Roscommon.
 6. To marry; to give in marriage.
 A senator of Rome survived,
 Would not have matched his daughter with a king.   --Addison.
 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.
 Matching machine, a planing machine for forming a tongue or a groove on the edge of a board.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: being two identical [syn: duplicate, twin(a), twinned]
      2: intentionally matched; "curtains and walls were color
         coordinated" [syn: coordinated]