a contest in which people or teams compete against each other in a particular sport.
a boxing match
a person or thing able to contend with another as an equal in quality or strength.
they were no match for the trained mercenaries
a person or thing that resembles or corresponds to another.
the child's identical twin would be a perfect match for organ donation
a person viewed in regard to their eligibility for marriage, especially as regards class or wealth.
he was an unsuitable match for any of their girls
a short, thin piece of wood or cardboard used to light a fire, being tipped with a composition that ignites when rubbed against a rough surface.
I got up, and while doing so struck a match to ignite the overhead oxygen.