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.

(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.

(Match"mak`er) n.

1. One who makes matches for burning or kinding.

2. One who tries to bring about marriages.

(Match"mak`ing), n.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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