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  • Align (verb)

    To form a line; to fall into line.

  • Align (verb)

    To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line.

  • Align (verb)

    To store (data) in a way that is consistent with the memory architecture, i.e. by beginning each item at an offset equal to some multiple of the word size.

  • Align (verb)

    To identify with or match the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person.

  • Align (verb)

    To organize a linear arrangement of DNA, RNA or protein sequences which have regions of similarity.

  • Match (noun)

    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."

  • Match (noun)

    Any contest or trial of strength or skill, or to determine superiority.

  • Match (noun)

    Someone with a measure of an attribute equaling or exceeding the object of comparison.

    "He knew he had met his match."

  • Match (noun)

    A marriage.

  • Match (noun)

    A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.

  • Match (noun)

    Suitability.

  • Match (noun)

    Equivalence; a state of correspondence.

  • Match (noun)

    Equality of conditions in contest or competition.

  • Match (noun)

    A pair of items or entities with mutually suitable characteristics.

    "The carpet and curtains are a match."

  • Match (noun)

    An agreement or compact.

  • Match (noun)

    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.

  • Match (noun)

    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.

    "spunk q|obsolete"

    "He struck a match and lit his cigarette."

  • Match (verb)

    To agree; to be equal; to correspond.

    "Their interests didn't match, so it took a long time to agree what to do together."

    "These two copies are supposed to be identical, but they don't match."

  • Match (verb)

    To agree with; to be equal to; to correspond to.

    "His interests didn't match her interests."

  • Match (verb)

    To make a successful match or pairing.

    "They found out about his color-blindness when he couldn't match socks properly."

  • Match (verb)

    To equal or exceed in achievement.

    "She matched him at every turn: anything he could do, she could do as well or better."

  • Match (verb)

    To unite in marriage, to mate.

  • Match (verb)

    To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a tongue and groove at the edges.

    "to match boards"

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Align

    To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line; to aline.

  • Align

    To form in line; to fall into line.

  • Match (noun)

    Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating fire, made of some substance which takes fire readily, or remains burning some time; esp., a small strip or splint of wood or cardboard dipped at one end in a substance which can be easily ignited by friction, as a preparation of phosphorus or chlorate of potassium.

  • Match (noun)

    A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate.

  • Match (noun)

    A bringing together of two parties suited to one another, as for a union, a trial of skill or force, a contest, or the like

  • Match (noun)

    A matrimonial union; a marriage.

  • Match (noun)

    An agreement, compact, etc.

  • Match (noun)

    A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.

  • Match (noun)

    Equality of conditions in contest or competition, or one who provides equal competition to another in a contest; as, he had no match as a swordsman within the city.

  • Match (noun)

    Suitable combination or bringing together; that which corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the carpet and curtains are a match.

  • Match (noun)

    A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly imbedded when a mold is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mold.

  • Match

    To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal.

  • Match

    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.

  • Match

    To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.

  • Match

    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.

  • Match

    To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit (one thing to another).

  • Match

    To marry; to give in marriage.

  • Match

    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.

  • Match (verb)

    To be united in marriage; to mate.

  • Match (verb)

    To be of equal, or similar, size, figure, color, or quality; to tally; to suit; to correspond; as, these vases match.

Webster Dictionary
  • Align (verb)

    place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight;

    "align the car with the curb"

    "align the sheets of paper on the table"

  • Align (verb)

    align with; be or come into adjustment

  • Align (verb)

    align oneself with a group or a way of thinking

  • Align (verb)

    bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation;

    "align the wheels of my car"

    "ordinate similar parts"

  • Match (noun)

    lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction;

    "he always carries matches to light his pipe"

  • Match (noun)

    a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

  • Match (noun)

    a burning piece of wood or cardboard;

    "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"

  • Match (noun)

    an exact duplicate;

    "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"

  • Match (noun)

    the score needed to win a match

  • Match (noun)

    a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

  • Match (noun)

    a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

  • Match (noun)

    a pair of people who live together;

    "a married couple from Chicago"

  • Match (noun)

    something that resembles or harmonizes with;

    "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"

  • Match (verb)

    be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics;

    "The two stories don't agree in many details"

    "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"

    "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

  • Match (verb)

    provide funds complementary to;

    "The company matched the employees' contributions"

  • Match (verb)

    bring two objects, ideas, or people together;

    "This fact is coupled to the other one"

    "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"

    "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"

  • Match (verb)

    be equal to in quality or ability;

    "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"

    "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"

    "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"

  • Match (verb)

    make correspond or harmonize;

    "Match my sweater"

  • Match (verb)

    satisfy or fulfill;

    "meet a need"

    "this job doesn't match my dreams"

  • Match (verb)

    give or join in marriage

  • Match (verb)

    set into opposition or rivalry;

    "let them match their best athletes against ours"

    "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"

    "He plays his two children off against each other"

  • Match (verb)

    be equal or harmonize;

    "The two pieces match"

  • Match (verb)

    make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching;

    "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"

    "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

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