Meaning of MATCHING in English

MATCHING

match ‧ ing /ˈmætʃɪŋ/ BrE AmE adjective [only before noun]

[ Word Family: adjective : ↑ matching , ↑ unmatched ; verb : ↑ match ; noun : ↑ match ]

having the same colour, style, or pattern as something else ⇨ match :

a necklace with matching earrings

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THESAURUS

▪ similar adjective almost the same:

Jo said she’d had a similar experience.

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The colours are very similar, but I like this one best.

▪ like preposition similar to something or someone else:

It tastes a little like chicken.

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She still looks like a teenager.

▪ alike adjective [not before noun] very similar - used especially about the way people look or behave:

She and her sister look alike.

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Lawyers are all alike - I don’t trust them.

▪ close adjective very similar:

The film bears a close resemblance to real life (=is very similar) .

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The painting is remarkably close to the original.

▪ much the same very similar:

The glass is still made in much the same way as it was 100 years ago.

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People are much the same, wherever you go.

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She still looks very much the same.

▪ identical adjective exactly the same:

The two computers were identical in design.

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identical names

▪ matching adjective having the same colour, style, pattern etc as something else - used about clothes or furniture that you wear or use together:

She wore matching silver shoes and handbag.

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a dining table and matching chairs

▪ akin to something formal fairly similar to something:

These dialects are akin to Arabic, though different in several respects.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.