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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

Synonyms

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= go-between, marriage broker, pandar

matchmaker2 (ˈmætʃˌmeɪkə Pronunciation for matchmaker2

Definitions

noun

  1. a person who makes matches (for igniting)

Derived Forms

ˈmatchˌmaking noun, adjective

Example Sentences Including 'matchmaker'

Mulan is an embarrassment to her family - she keeps offending the matchmaker by behaving too boisterously to qualify as a wife.
Independent (1998)
Silverstone, 27, is in no need of a matchmaker - she has a long-term relationship with musician Christopher Jarecki.
Toronto Sun (2003)
The information is sent by computer to a Phuket central database that digests the information and acts as a matchmaker.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2005)
The matchmaker goes to see Mr. Avery, a confirmed bachelor for many years.
Maxim (2004)
`And so," he told Charlotte (Laura Linney), a matchmaker , `it seems I have dated every woman in Seattle.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)

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