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match

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A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations.
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Etymology 1

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Noun

Singular
match

Plural
es

match (es)
  1. (sports) Sporting event such as a boxing meet, a baseball game, or a cricket match.
  2. Someone with a measure of an attribute equaling or exceeding the object of comparison.
    He knew he had met his match.
  3. A marriage.
  4. Suitability.
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Verb

Infinitive
to match

Third person singular
match

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to match (third-person singular simple present match, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To agree, to be equal.
  2. (transitive) To make a successful match or pairing.
    They found out about his color-blindness when he couldn't match socks properly.
  3. (transitive) To equal or exceed in achievement.
    She matched him at every turn. Anything he could do, she could do better.
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A match.

Etymology 2

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Noun

Singular
match

Plural
es

match (es)
  1. Device made of wood or paper, coated with chemicals at the tip, that when dragged against a rough, dry surface, will ignite.
    He struck his match.
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French

Etymology

From English match.

Pronunciation

Noun

match m. (plural matches)

  1. (sports) match

Usage notes

Sometimes translated as rencontre (sportive).

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