Meaning of “match” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /mætʃ/
GAME [ C ]

A2 a sports competition in which two people or teams compete against each other:

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FIRE [ C ]

B2 a thin, wooden stick that produces a flame when you rub one end of it against a rough surface:

a box of matches
ATTRACTIVE [ no plural ]

If something is a good match for something else, it looks attractive next to it, usually because it is the right colour:

The curtains look nice - they're a perfect match for the sofa.
RELATIONSHIP [ no plural ]

If two people who are having a relationship are a good match, they are very suitable for each other.

be no match for sb/sth

to not be as good as someone or something else:

Gibson ran well but was no match for the young Italian.

(Definition of “match noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)