Synonyms for match

Grammar : Noun
Spell : mach
Phonetic Transcription : mætʃ

Top 10 synonyms for match Other synonyms for the word match

Définition of match

Origin :
  • "stick for striking fire," late 14c., macche, "wick of a candle or lamp," from Old French meiche "wick of a candle," from Vulgar Latin *micca/*miccia (cf. Catalan metxa, Spanish mecha, Italian miccia), probably ultimately from Latin myxa, from Greek myxa "lamp wick," originally "mucus," based on notion of wick dangling from the spout of a lamp like snot from a nostril, from PIE root *meug- "slimy, slippery" (see mucus). Modern spelling is from mid-15c. (English snot also had a secondary sense of "snuff of a candle, burnt part of a wick" from late 14c., surviving at least to late 19c. in northern dialects.)
  • Meaning "piece of cord or splinter of wood soaked in sulfur, used for lighting fires, lamps, candles, etc." is from 1530. First used 1831 for the modern type of wooden friction match, and competed with lucifer for much of 19c. as the name for this invention.
  • noun competition
  • noun counterpart, equal
  • noun couple
Example sentences :
  • What a dangerous character you'd be if you were sent to match silks!
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "For axemen and for spearmen I have not seen their match," the archer answered.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The thing was outrageous to him, and he set himself to match her cunning.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • They have journeyed far, sire, but they have never yet found their match.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Across the Street, Mr. Wagner wrote something in the dark and then lighted a match.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • This gentleman is bran new from college, and will be more than a match for you.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • I came here, brother, to propose a match for my niece, Angélique.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • She saw the flicker of the match across the street, and knew what it meant.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • But he knew that the Spaniards were men, and was almost a match for them.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • He wants to marry her; her mother promotes the match, but she cannot endure the idea of it.
  • Extract from : « Lady Susan » by Jane Austen

Antonyms for match

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