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a box of matches
He struck a match (=made it light) and lit the candles.
a football match
This is the third international match they've played in a week.
They lost the Scotland match in the last five minutes.
It was difficult to get an exact match for the paint.
Realizing he had met his match, Wong surrendered.
The forwards were more than a match for their opponents.
Despite thorough preparation, England's cricketers were no match for India.
This is the British English definition of match. View American English definition of match.