Meaning of MATCHING in English


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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▪ similar adjective almost the same:

Jo said she’d had a similar experience.


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.


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.


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) .


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.


People are much the same, wherever you go.


She still looks very much the same.

▪ identical adjective exactly the same:

The two computers were identical in design.


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.


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.