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See definition of matches on Dictionary.com
  • nouncompetition
  • nouncounterpart, equal
  • nouncouple

synonyms for matches

  • bout
  • contest
  • event
  • game
  • race
  • test
  • trial
  • engagement
  • meet
  • rivalry
  • sport
  • double
  • competitor
  • like
  • correlate
  • rival
  • equivalent
  • ringer
  • duplicate
  • parallel
  • approximation
  • twin
  • mate
  • companion
  • adversary
  • peer
  • analogue
  • copy
  • replica
  • complement
  • antagonist
  • opponent
  • dead ringer
  • spitting image
  • countertype
  • lookalike

antonyms for matches

MOST RELEVANT
  • peace
  • clash
  • difference
  • imbalance
  • mismatch
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How to use matches in a sentence

He noticed at the same time several burnt matches between his cushions and her chair.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Groping to the chimney-place with the aid of his matches, Mr. Collingwood found the candle and lit it.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
That, like the matches, had long ago been used up, and our discoverers were reduced to roasted biscuit-crumbs.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
In a literal sense, too,” added Tom Brown, “for it will be sold as waste-paper and be made up into matches.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He pulled out a cigar-case and a box of matches and spent a long time getting a light.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
But she knew it was useless to argue with Henry, so she hastily groped in the bag for the matches and handed them to her brother.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
Burland dropped beside Jack Carlson, brought out his matches, struck one.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
These matches were fuses of some slow-burning fiber, like tow, which would keep a spark for a considerable time.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
Matches are made in trains overland as easily and quickly as on sea voyages or at quiet summer resorts.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
I took fish-lines and matches and other things—everything that was worth a cent.
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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