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matchmaker a person who introduces men and women to each other in the hope that they will marry. [2 definitions]
match play a type of golf competition in which each side scores a point for each hole won, regardless of the total number of strokes. (Cf. medal play.)
match point the final point that must be scored to win a match, esp. in tennis.
matchstick the short, slender, usually wooden stick from which a match is made, or the match itself. [2 definitions]
matchup the assigning of one player to defend against another player, as in basketball, soccer, or football. [2 definitions]
maté a stimulant beverage made from the leaves and shoots of a South American evergreen tree that is related to the holly. [2 definitions]
mate1 a marriage partner; husband or wife. [9 definitions]
mate2 in chess, the placing of a king in a check from which there is no escape; checkmate. [3 definitions]
materfamilias the female head of a household, esp. the mother.
material anything used for constructing or making something else. [7 definitions]
materialism the philosophic theory that physical matter and its related forces are the source or cause of all phenomena. [2 definitions]
materialist an advocate of the ideas of philosophical materialism. [2 definitions]
materialistic being more greatly concerned with material things, particularly those that provide comfort or pleasure, than with spiritual matters or values.
materialize to take bodily shape and form; come into physical existence. [4 definitions]
materially to a significant extent; considerably. [2 definitions]
materia medica the drugs and other remedial substances that are used in medicine. [2 definitions]
materiel military equipment and supplies. [2 definitions]
maternal of, relating to, or characteristic of a mother. [2 definitions]
maternity the state of being a mother; motherhood. [3 definitions]
maternity leave an allowed time of absence from one's employment because of having given birth to a child.
math mathematics.