match maker

matchmaker

1 [mach-mey-ker]
noun
1.
a person who arranges or tries to arrange marriages by introducing possible mates.
2.
a person who arranges matches for athletic contests, especially prizefights and wrestling matches.
3.
any person, organization, etc., that brings two parties together, as to effect a sale or other transaction: an agent serving as a matchmaker between buyers and sellers.

Origin:
1630–40; match2 + maker

matchmaking, noun, adjective
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matchmaker

2 [mach-mey-ker]
noun
a person who makes matches for burning.

Origin:
1635–45; match1 + maker

matchmaking, noun, adjective
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matchmaker1 (ˈmætʃˌmeɪkə)
 
n
1.  a person who brings together suitable partners for marriage
2.  a person who arranges competitive matches
 
'matchmaking1
 
n, —adj

matchmaker2 (ˈmætʃˌmeɪkə)
 
n
a person who makes matches (for igniting)
 
'matchmaking2
 
n, —adj

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