Matchable to Matin
(Match"a*ble) a. Capable of being matched; comparable on equal conditions; adapted to being
joined together; correspondent. Match"a*ble*ness, n.
Sir Walter Raleigh . . . is matchable with the best of the ancients.Hakewill.
(Match"-cloth`) n. A coarse cloth.
(Match"-coat`) n. A coat made of match-cloth.
(Match"er) n. One who, or that which, matches; a matching machine. See under 3d Match.
(Match"less), a. [Cf. Mateless.]
1. Having no equal; unequaled. "A matchless queen." Waller.
2. Unlike each other; unequal; unsuited. [Obs.] "Matchless ears." Spenser.
Match"less*ly, adv. Match"less*ness, n.
(Match"lock`) n. An old form of gunlock containing a match for firing the priming; hence, a
musket fired by means of a match.
1. One who makes matches for burning or kinding.
2. One who tries to bring about marriages.
1. The act or process of making matches for kindling or burning.
2. The act or process of trying to bring about a marriage for others.
(Match"mak`ing), a. Busy in making or contriving marriages; as, a matchmaking woman.
(||Ma"te) n. [Sp.] The Paraguay tea, being the dried leaf of the Brazilian holly (Ilex Paraguensis).
The infusion has a pleasant odor, with an agreeable bitter taste, and is much used for tea in South America.
(Mate) n. [F. mat, abbrev. fr. échec et mat. See Checkmate.] (Chess) Same as Checkmate.
(Mate), a. See 2d Mat. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Mate), v. t. [F. mater to fatigue, enfeeble, humiliate, checkmate. See Mate checkmate.]
1. To confuse; to confound. [Obs.] Shak.
2. To checkmate.
(Mate), n. [Perhaps for older make a companion; cf. also OD. maet companion, mate, D. maat.
Cf. Make a companion, Match a mate.]
1. One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated
or combined with a similar object.
2. Hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for
propagation and the care of their young.