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 for matching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Match \Match\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Matching.]
     1. To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to
        rival successfully; to equal.
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              No settled senses of the world can match
              The pleasure of that madness.         --Shak.
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     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.
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              No history or antiquity can matchis policies and his
              conduct.                              --South.
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     3. To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.
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              Eternal might
              To match with their inventions they presumed
              So easy, and of his thunder made a scorn. --Milton.
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     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."
        --Swift.
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     5. To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit,
        or suit (one thing to another).
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              Let poets match their subject to their strength.
                                                    --Roscommon.
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     6. To marry; to give in marriage.
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              A senator of Rome survived,
              Would not have matched his daughter with a king.
                                                    --Addison.
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     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.
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     Matching machine, a planing machine for forming a tongue or
        a groove on the edge of a board.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  matching \matching\ adj.
     1. having identical or closely similar appearance or
        properties; as, a pair of matching candlesticks.
  
     Syn: duplicate, twin(prenominal), twinned.
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     2. Harmonious and pleasing in appearance when used together;
        as, a matching skirt and blouse.
  
     Syn: coordinated; color-coordinated.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  matching
      adj 1: being two identical [syn: duplicate, matching,
             twin(a), twinned]
      2: intentionally matched; "curtains and walls were color
         coordinated" [syn: coordinated, co-ordinated, matching]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "matching":
     Olympic games, Olympics, allegory, analogous, analogy, balancing,
     bout, chromatic, cold, colorific, coloring, comparable,
     comparative anatomy, comparative degree, comparative grammar,
     comparative judgment, comparative linguistics,
     comparative literature, comparative method, compare, comparing,
     comparison, complementary, concours, confrontation, confrontment,
     contest, contrast, contrastiveness, cool, correlation,
     correspondent, corresponding, derby, dichromatic, distinction,
     distinctiveness, duplicate, encounter, engagement, equivalent,
     fight, game, games, glowing, go, gymkhana, harmonious, homologous,
     identical, joust, like, likening, many-colored, match, medley,
     meet, meeting, metaphor, monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic,
     motley, of a kind, of a piece, of a size, opposing, opposition,
     parallel, paralleling, parallelism, parti-colored, pigmentary,
     polychromatic, prismatic, proportion, rainbow, rally, relation,
     rencontre, simile, similitude, spectral, test, tilt, tinctorial,
     tingent, toning, tournament, tourney, trial, trope of comparison,
     twin, variegated, warm, weighing
  
  

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