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matchmaking1 (ˈmætʃˌmeɪkɪŋ) 

Definitions

noun

  1. the action of bringing suitable partners together for a romantic relationship or marriage
  2. (sport) the action of arranging competitive sports matches

matchmaking2 (ˈmætʃˌmeɪkɪŋ) 

Definitions

adjective

  1. attempting to bring suitable partners together for a romantic relationship or marriage   ⇒ He relied on matchmaking relatives to find a wife.

matchmaker1 (ˈmætʃˌmeɪkə Pronunciation for matchmaker1

Definitions

noun

  1. a person who brings together suitable partners for marriage
  2. a person who arranges competitive matches

Derived Forms

ˈmatchˌmaking noun, adjective

matchmaker2 (ˈmætʃˌmeɪkə Pronunciation for matchmaker2

Definitions

noun

  1. a person who makes matches (for igniting)

Derived Forms

ˈmatchˌmaking noun, adjective

matchmake (ˈmætʃmeɪk) 

Definitions

intransitive verb

  1. (informal) to bring together suitable partners for a romantic relationship or marriage

Example Sentences Including 'matchmaking'

But before I leave, I ask him what 50 years of matchmaking has taught him about the human condition.
Misc (1999)
Caro and Dave weren't exactly a couple, so my matchmaking intentions wouldn't look too obvious.
Kate Cann SEX (2001)
Francis tried to remember if Mrs Winter, at Faberdown, had involved her in any matchmaking designs.
Dare Call It Treason
HOUSEWIFE Ann Cross runs the oddest ` matchmaking " service in the country.
Sun, News of the World (1999)
It would be unpleasantly ironic if someone took Rownall's matchmaking seriously.
Taylor, Andy Toy Shop
Marketplaces must play several roles beyond matchmaking buyers and sellers.
Business Today (2000)
Mr Campbell was clearly embarrassed about his matchmaking role when approached by The Times last night.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Mr Field claims he has served about 10,000 singles and precipitated thousands of marriages in his 50 years of matchmaking.
Misc (1999)

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