Match is defined as a small thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with flammable chemicals that catch fire with friction.(noun)
An example of match is what someone would use to light a candle.
The definition of a match is a person or thing that is similar, equal to or suitable for another or a game or contest.(noun)
See match in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME macche < OFr mesche, wick of a candle, match < VL *micca, prob. altered (by assoc. with muccare, to snuff a candle, orig., to blow one's nose < L mucus, mucus) < L myxa < Gr, lamp wick, lit., nasal discharge, akin to L mucus
Origin: ME macche < OE (ge)mæcca, one suited to another, mate < base of macian, to make
See match in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English macche
Origin: , from Old English gemǽcca, companion, mate; see mag- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English matche, lamp wick
Origin: , from Old French mesche
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *micca
Origin: , from Latin myxa, a lamp's nozzle
Origin: , from Greek muxa, mucus, lamp wick.
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