1. provided with a worthy adversary or competitor
; - Example: "matched teams"
2. going well together
; possessing harmonizing qualities
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Match \Match\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matched; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. 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 match
The pleasure of that madness. --Shak.
2. 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
3. To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.
To match with their inventions they presumed
So easy, and of his thunder made a scorn. --Milton.
4. 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. "Matching of patterns and colors."
5. To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit,
or suit (one thing to another).
Let poets match their subject to their strength.
6. To marry; to give in marriage.
A senator of Rome survived,
Would not have matched his daughter with a king.
7. 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.
Matching machine, a planing machine for forming a tongue or
a groove on the edge of a board.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: provided with a worthy adversary or competitor; "matched
2: going well together; possessing harmonizing qualities [ant:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
66 Moby Thesaurus words for "matched":
adapted, allied, assembled, associated, balanced, banded together,
biconjugate, biform, bifurcated, bigeminate, bijugate, bilateral,
bipartisan, bipartite, bound, bracketed, collected, conformable,
conjoined, conjugate, conjugated, connected, coordinated, copulate,
coupled, dichotomous, double, duadic, dual, dualistic, duplex,
duplicated, dyadic, fitted, gathered, hand-in-glove, hand-in-hand,
harmonized, identical, incorporated, integrated, intimate, joined,
knotted, leagued, linked, married, mated, merged, one, paired,
partnered, similar, spliced, suited, tied, twain, twin, twinned,
two, two-sided, undivided, united, unseparated, wedded, yoked