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You can make 24 words from 'match' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

5 letters words from 'match'


4 letters words from 'match'


3 letters words from 'match'


2 letters words from 'match'

AH 5AM 4
AT 2CH 7
HA 5HM 7
MA 4TA 2

All 5 letters words made out of match

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Definitions and meaning of match



  • IPA(key): /mæt͡ʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ætʃ

Etymology 1

From Middle English matche, metche, macche, mecche, mache, meche, from Old English mæċċa, ġemæċċa, secondary forms of Old English maca, ġemaca (companion, mate, wife, one suited to another), from Proto-Germanic *makkô, *gamakkô, *makô, *gamakô (an equal; comrade), from Proto-Indo-European *mag- (to knead, work). Cognate with Danish mage (mate), Icelandic maki (spouse).


match (plural matches)

  1. (sports) A competitive sporting event such as a boxing meet, a baseball game, or a cricket match.
    My local team are playing in a match against their arch-rivals today.
  2. Any contest or trial of strength or skill, or to determine superiority.
    • (Can we date this quote by Drayton and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      many a warlike match
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      A solemn match was made; he lost the prize.
    • Lim, Hiong Seng (1886) Handbook of the Swatow Vernacular, Singapore: Koh Yew Hean Press
  3. Someone with a measure of an attribute equaling or exceeding the object of comparison.
    He knew he had met his match.
    • 30 January, 1716, Joseph Addison, The Freeloader No. 12
      Government [] makes an innocent man, though of the lowest rank, a match for the mightiest of his fellow subjects.
  4. A marriage.
  5. A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.
    • (Can we date this quote by Clarendon and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      She [] was looked upon as the richest match of the West.
  6. Suitability.
  7. Equivalence; a state of correspondence.
  8. Equality of conditions in contest or competition.
  9. A pair of items or entities with mutually suitable characteristics.
    The carpet and curtains are a match.
  10. An agreement or compact.
    • (Can we date this quote by Boyle and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Love doth seldom suffer itself to be confined by other matches than those of its own making.
  11. (metalworking) A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly embedded when a mould is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mould.
Derived terms
See also
  • competition
  • game
  • set
  • tournament


match (third-person singular simple present matches, present participle matching, simple past and past participle matched)

  1. (intransitive) To agree; to be equal; to correspond.
  2. (transitive) To agree with; to be equal to; to correspond to.
    • There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
  3. (transitive) To make a successful match or pairing.
  4. (transitive) To equal or exceed in achievement.
  5. (obsolete) To unite in marriage, to mate.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 2 Scene 1:
      [] Adam's sons are my brethren; and truly, I hold it a sin to match in my kindred.
    • A senator of Rome survived, / Would not have matched his daughter with a king.
  6. To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a tongue and groove at the edges.
Derived terms
See also
  • mate

Etymology 2

From Middle English macche, mecche, from Old French mesche, meische, from Vulgar Latin micca (compare Catalan metxa, Spanish mecha, Italian miccia), which in turn is probably from Latin myxa (nozzle, curved part of a lamp), from Ancient Greek μύξα (múxa, lamp wick).


match (plural matches)

  1. A device made of wood or paper, at the tip coated with chemicals that ignite with the friction of being dragged (struck) against a rough dry surface.
    Synonym: spunk (obsolete)
Derived terms
See also
  • fire, lighter, cigarette lighter
  • strike (to strike a match)



From English match.


  • IPA(key): /matʃ/


match m (plural matches or matchs)

  1. (sports) match

Usage notes

Sometimes translated as rencontre (sportive).

Derived terms

  • match nul

Further reading

  • “match” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).



Borrowed from English match.


match m (invariable)

  1. match (sports event)
  2. horserace involving only two horses

Norwegian Bokmål



  1. imperative of matche



match m (plural matches)

  1. match



match c

  1. match


  • to be equal to.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)