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Mach vs. Match — What's the Difference?

Mach vs. Match — What's the Difference?

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Mach

Mach number.
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Match

A match is a tool for starting a fire. Typically, matches are made of small wooden sticks or stiff paper.
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Mach

Austrian physicist and philosopher who introduced the Mach number and who founded logical positivism (1838-1916)
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Match

One that is exactly like another or a counterpart to another
Is there a match for this glove in the drawer?.
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Match

One that is like another in one or more specified qualities
He is John's match for bravery.
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Match

One that is able to compete equally with another
The boxer had met his match.
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Match

One that closely resembles or harmonizes with another
The napkins were a nice match for the tablecloth.
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A pair, each one of which resembles or harmonizes with the other
The colors were a close match.
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A game or contest in which two or more persons, animals, or teams oppose and compete with each other
A soccer match.
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Match

A tennis contest won by the player or side that wins a specified number of sets, usually two out of three or three out of five.
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Match

A marriage or an arrangement of marriage
A royal match.
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A person viewed as a prospective marriage partner.
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A narrow piece of material, usually wood or cardboard, coated on one end with a compound that ignites when scratched against a rough or chemically treated surface.
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An easily ignited cord or wick, formerly used to detonate powder charges or to fire cannons and muzzle-loading firearms.
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To be like (another) or be a counterpart to
Does this sock match that one?.
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To resemble or harmonize with
The coat matches the dress.
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To adapt or suit so that a balanced or harmonious result is achieved; cause to correspond
You should match your deeds to your beliefs.
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Match

To find or produce a counterpart to
It's difficult to match the color of old paint.
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To pair (someone) with another in a romantic relationship or marriage
She was hoping to match her cousin with her neighbor.
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Match

To place in opposition or competition; pit
She matched her skill against all comers.
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To provide with an adversary or competitor
The tournament matches the best offensive team with the best defensive team.
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To do as well as or better than in competition; equal
She easily matches me in bicycle racing.
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To set in comparison; compare
Beauty that could never be matched.
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To provide funds so as to equal or complement
The government will match all private donations to the museum.
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Match

To flip or toss (coins) and compare the sides that land face up.
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Match

To couple (electric circuits) by means of a transformer.
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Match

To be exactly like another; correspond exactly
Do the two socks match?.
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Match

To harmonize with another
My shirt and my tie match.
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Match

(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.
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Match

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

Someone with a measure of an attribute equaling or exceeding the object of comparison.
He knew he had met his match.
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A marriage.
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A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.
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Suitability.
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Equivalence; a state of correspondence.
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Equality of conditions in contest or competition.
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A pair of items or entities with mutually suitable characteristics.
The carpet and curtains are a match.
A match made in heaven
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Match

An agreement or compact.
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Match

(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.
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Match

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.
He struck a match and lit his cigarette.
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Match

(intransitive) 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.
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(transitive) To agree with; to be equal to; to correspond to.
His interests didn't match her interests.
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(transitive) To make a successful match or pairing.
They found out about his color-blindness when he couldn't match socks properly.
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(transitive) To equal or exceed in achievement.
She matched him at every turn: anything he could do, she could do as well or better.
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(obsolete) To unite in marriage, to mate.
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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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(programming) To be an example of a rule or regex.
The behavior matched one or more rules and was rejected by an edit filter.
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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.
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Match

A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate.
Government . . . makes an innocent man, though of the lowest rank, a match for the mightiest of his fellow subjects.
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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
A solemn match was made; he lost the prize.
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Match

A matrimonial union; a marriage.
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An agreement, compact, etc.
Love doth seldom suffer itself to be confined by other matches than those of its own making.
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A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.
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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.
It were no match, your nail against his horn.
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Match

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

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.
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To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal.
No settled senses of the world can matchThe pleasure of that madness.
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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.
No history or antiquity can matchis policies and his conduct.
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To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.
Eternal mightTo match with their inventions they presumedSo easy, and of his thunder made a scorn.
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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.
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To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit (one thing to another).
Let poets match their subject to their strength.
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To marry; to give in marriage.
A senator of Rome survived,Would not have matched his daughter with a king.
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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.
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To be united in marriage; to mate.
I hold it a sin to match in my kindred.
Let tigers match with hinds, and wolves with sheep.
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To be of equal, or similar, size, figure, color, or quality; to tally; to suit; to correspond; as, these vases match.
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Match

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
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A formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
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A burning piece of wood or cardboard;
If you drop a match in there the whole place will explode
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Match

An exact duplicate;
When a match is found an entry is made in the notebook
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Match

The score needed to win a match
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Match

A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
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Match

A person who is of equal standing with another in a group
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A pair of people who live together;
A married couple from Chicago
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Match

Something that resembles or harmonizes with;
That tie makes a good match with your jacket
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Match

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
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Provide funds complementary to;
The company matched the employees' contributions
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Match

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
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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
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Make correspond or harmonize;
Match my sweater
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Satisfy or fulfill;
Meet a need
This job doesn't match my dreams
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Give or join in marriage
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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
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Be equal or harmonize;
The two pieces match
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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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