(n.) Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating fire, made of some substance which takes fire readily, or remains burning some time; esp., a small strip or splint of wood dipped at one end in a substance which can be easily ignited by friction, as a preparation of phosphorus or chlorate of potassium.
(v.) A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate.
(v.) A bringing together of two parties suited to one another, as for a union, a trial of skill or force, a contest, or the like
(v.) A contest to try strength or skill, or to determine superiority; an emulous struggle.
(v.) A matrimonial union; a marriage.
(v.) An agreement, compact, etc.
(v.) A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.
(v.) Equality of conditions in contest or competition.
(v.) Suitable combination or bringing together; that which corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the carpet and curtains are a match.
(v.) A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly imbedded when a mold is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mold.
(v. t.) To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit (one thing to another).
(v. t.) To marry; to give in marriage.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. i.) To be united in marriage; to mate.
(v. i.) To be of equal, or similar, size, figure, color, or quality; to tally; to suit; to correspond; as, these vases match.
(1) City badly missed Yaya Touré, on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations, and have not won a league match since last April when he has been missing.
(2) Comparison with 194 age and sex matched subjects, without STD, were chosen as controls.
(3) This study compared the non-invasive vascular profiles, coagulation tests, and rheological profiles of 46 consecutive cases of low-tension glaucoma with 69 similarly unselected cases of high-tension glaucoma and 47 age-matched controls.
(4) Patrice Evra Evra Handed a five-match international ban for his part in the France squad’s mutiny against Raymond Domenech at the 2010 World Cup, it took Evra almost a year to force his way back in.
(5) The west Africa Ebola epidemic “Few global events match epidemics and pandemics in potential to disrupt human security and inflict loss of life and economic and social damage,” he said.
(6) The reference library used in the operation of a computerized search program indicates the closest matches in the reference library data with the IR spectrum of an unknown sample.
(7) The groups were matched with regard to sex, age and body mass index.
(8) Robben said: "We've got that match, the Fifa Club World Cup, all those games to look forward to.
(9) The following conclusions emerge: (i) when the 3' or the 3' penultimate base of the oligonucleotide mismatched an allele, no amplification product could be detected; (ii) when the mismatches were 3 and 4 bases from the 3' end of the primer, differential amplification was still observed, but only at certain concentrations of magnesium chloride; (iii) the mismatched allele can be detected in the presence of a 40-fold excess of the matched allele; (iv) primers as short as 13 nucleotides were effective; and (v) the specificity of the amplification could be overwhelmed by greatly increasing the concentration of target DNA.
(10) They are best explained by interactions between central sympathetic activity, brainstem control of respiration and vasomotor activity, reflexes arising from around and within the respiratory tract, and the matching of ventilation to perfusion in the lungs.
(11) In Essex, police are putting on extra patrols during and after England's first match and placing domestic violence intelligence teams in police control rooms.
(12) Serial observations of blood pressure after unilateral adrenalectomy for aldosterone-producing adenoma revealed an incidence of hypotension (systolic BP less than fifth percentile for age- and sex-matched normal population) of 27% at 2 years, more than 5 times that predicted.
(13) For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous.” The match between the sides ended in acrimony and two City red cards.
(14) Blood was cross-matched preoperatively in 47.7% of patients and 90% of this blood was either not administered or given as a delayed nonurgent procedure.
(15) For that reason we determine basal serum pepsinogen I (PG I) levels in 25 ulcerous patients and 75% of their offspring and to a control group matched by age and sex.
(16) This cDNA was obtained because of an identical 10 bp match with the 3' end of one of the GnRH primers.
(17) A positive correlation between PLA2 in SF and matched sera was found in both RA and OA.
(18) PAF was found in almost all carcinoma, although it was not detected in most of the matched, nontumor breast tissue samples.
(19) We knew it would be a strange match because they had to come out and play to win to finish third,” Benitez said afterwards.
(20) An age- and education-matched group of women with no family history of FXS was asked to predict the seriousness of problems they might encounter were they to bear a child with a handicapping condition.
(n.) A mowing, or that which is gathered by mowing; -- chiefly used in composition; as, an aftermath.
(1) Hoursoglou thinks a shortage of skilled people with a good grounding in core subjects such as maths and science is a potential problem for all manufacturers.
(2) The organisation initially focused on education, funding the Indian company BYJU’s, which helps students learn maths and science, and the Nigerian company Andela, which trains African software developers.
(3) That motivation is echoed by Nicola Saunders, 25, an Edinburgh University graduate who has just been called to the bar to practise as a barrister and is tutoring Moses, an ex-convict, in maths.
(4) A graduate can earn £240,000 more than a non-maths graduate.
(5) "Our common sense is often our worst enemy," said Marcus du Sautoy , the Oxford maths professor who will be appearing in the Barbican season.
(6) The number of pupils achieving level four in English and maths has more than doubled in a year, and is now above local and national averages, while all of the pupils are judged to have progressed at least two levels in English.
(7) The OECD pinned the blame for the disadvantage for girls in maths and science on low expectations among parents and teachers, as well as lack of self-confidence and what it called the ability to “think like a scientist” in answering problems.
(8) The 10 most popular subjects, in order, were: English, maths, biology, psychology, history, chemistry, art and design studies, general studies, physics and media studies.
(9) From the patient population of a learning disorders clinic, a group of 72 "relative math underachievers" was selected for achievement test performance below grade level on mathematics but at or above grade level on reading, with a difference of at least 1.5 standard deviation between the two.
(10) The truth was that he had failed his maths O-level at his local school and completed a City and Guilds in catering at Glasgow College of Food Technology.
(11) They then wrote essays justifying their ideas for the new classroom; provided a budget, using a variety of maths skills; created an inventory of furniture, lighting and other items; producing a 3D scale model of their classroom and a 2D computer-generated picture.
(12) You might have to do a math problem a few times before you get it right, or read something a few times before you understand it, or do a few drafts of a paper before it's good enough to hand in.
(13) "If my math is correct, if Costa Rica score a second, Uruguay will only need a draw to progress alongside Los Ticos," reckons Vitor Ta.
(14) Abir was killed as she, her sister and two friends went to buy sweets following a maths exam at their school in Anata, near Jerusalem on the West Bank side of the separation wall.
(15) When I compare what our children are expected to know in maths to gain a good grade at GCSE, or when I look at what their peers are learning in foreign languages in other EU countries, I have a strong sense that we are letting our children down and failing to equip them adequately for future challenges in foreign languages, either in their GCSE and A-level courses or in the wider world.
(16) In 2013, 75% of pupils gained five A*-C grades at GCSE including English and maths, despite 72% of pupils being eligible for free school meals.
(17) He also said he wanted to make it clear that he was not talking about a requirement for people to do both science and maths but merely one of those subjects.
(18) The GCSE would be replaced by an English Baccalaureate certificate, with the first students beginning syllabuses in English, maths and sciences from 2015, with exams in 2017, to be followed by history, geography and languages.
(19) The pages have many cross-outs and insertions in meticulous penmanship – with an open acknowledgment that some of the maths was beyond even him.
(20) It's not the students who need maths as a prerequisite for future employment or studies.