Match vs Mismatch - What's the difference?

match | mismatch |


As nouns the difference between match and mismatch

is that match is (sports) sporting event such as a boxing meet, a baseball game, or a cricket match or match can be device made of wood or paper, at the tip coated with chemicals that ignite with the friction of being dragged (struck) against a rough dry surface while mismatch is something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.

As verbs the difference between match and mismatch

is that match is to agree, to be equal, to correspond to while mismatch is to match unsuitably; to fail to match.

match

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) macche, from (etyl)

Noun

(es)
  • (sports) A competitive sporting event such as a boxing meet, a baseball game, or a cricket match.
  • My local team are playing in a match against their arch-rivals today.
  • Any contest or trial of strength or skill, or to determine superiority.
  • * Drayton
  • many a warlike match
  • * Dryden
  • A solemn match was made; he lost the prize.
  • Someone with a measure of an attribute equaling or exceeding the object of comparison.
  • He knew he had met his match .
  • * Addison
  • Government makes an innocent man, though of the lowest rank, a match for the mightiest of his fellow subjects.
  • A marriage.
  • A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.
  • * Clarendon
  • She was looked upon as the richest match of the West.
  • Suitability.
  • Equivalence; a state of correspondence. (rfex)
  • Equality of conditions in contest or competition.
  • * Shakespeare
  • It were no match , your nail against his horn.
  • A pair of items or entities with mutually suitable characteristics.
  • The carpet and curtains are a match .
  • An agreement or compact.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thy hand upon that match .
  • * Boyle
  • Love doth seldom suffer itself to be confined by other matches than those of its own making.
  • (metalworking) A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly embedded when a mould is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mould.
  • Derived terms
    * cage match * first class match * friendly match * grudge match * * love match * Man of the Match/man of the match * match fixing * match made in heaven * match made in hell * matchless * matchmaker * match play/matchplay * matchplayer * match point * match referee * * one-day match * overmatch * post-match * rubber match * shouting match * slanging match * steel cage match * Test match * tour match * whole shitting match * whole shooting match

    Verb

    (es)
  • (lb) To agree, to be equal, to correspond to.
  • :
  • :
  • (lb) To agree, to be equal, to correspond to.
  • :
  • *
  • *:There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1927, author= F. E. Penny
  • , chapter=4, title= Pulling the Strings , passage=Soon after the arrival of Mrs. Campbell, dinner was announced by Abboye. He came into the drawing room resplendent in his gold-and-white turban. […] His cummerbund matched the turban in gold lines.}}
  • (lb) To make a successful match or pairing.
  • :
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=71, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= End of the peer show , passage=Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend.}}
  • (lb) To equal or exceed in achievement.
  • :
  • (lb) To unite in marriage, to mate.
  • *1599 , (William Shakespeare), (Much Ado About Nothing) , :
  • *:Adam's sons are my brethren; and truly, I hold it a sin to match in my kindred.
  • *(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • *:A senator of Rome survived, / Would not have matched his daughter with a king.
  • To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a tongue and groove at the edges.
  • :
  • Derived terms
    * match drill * matcher * matchup * matchy * * overmatch * unmatch
    See also
    * mate

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Noun

    (es)
  • Device made of wood or paper, at the tip coated with chemicals that ignite with the friction of being dragged (struck) against a rough dry surface.
  • He struck a match and lit his cigarette.
    Synonyms
    * spunk
    Derived terms
    * fireplace match * matchbook, matchbox, matchlock * matchgirl * phosphorus match * quick match * safety match * slow match * strike-anywhere match * sulfur match * sulphur match
    See also
    * fire, lighter, cigarette lighter * strike (to strike a match)

    mismatch

    English

    Etymology 1

    Verb

    (es)
  • To match unsuitably; to fail to match
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (es)
  • Something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.
  • *{{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=After all the trepidation born of Holland's toils home and away against these opponents in qualification for Euro 2012, and the pockmarked nature of the pitch, this was exposed as a mismatch from the opening exchanges. }}