from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who arranges or tries to arrange marriages.
- n. One who arranges athletic competitions, especially in professional boxing.
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- n. someone who finds suitable marriage partners
- n. someone who arranges professional boxing matches
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes matches for burning or kinding.
- n. One who tries to bring about marriages.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who plans or brings about marriages; especially, one who officiously or obtrusively engages in promoting a match or matches.
- n. One who makes matches for burning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who arranges (or tries to arrange) marriages for others
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"I am what you call a matchmaker," he is quoted as telling agents
"I am what you call a matchmaker," Rosenbaum is quoted as saying at a July 13 meeting with the two undercover agents.
"I am what you call a matchmaker," the complaint said the man, also known as Issac Rosenbaum, told his customers.
"I am what you call a matchmaker," Rosenbaum told an FBI informant trying to broker a deal.
"I am what you call a matchmaker," Rosenbaum said in a secretly recorded conversation.
In the sideways world, he’s acting like the secret matchmaker from a show like Fantasy Island, except Mr. Roark never ran anyone down.
Or you could just call the matchmaker chick who has her own show on Bravo TV.
St. Anthony, known as a matchmaker, would often be held ransom, upside-down, until he found a husband for someone's daughter, he says.
Yenta is a Yiddish word for matchmaker, which is what she is!
Team Xormis entry was described as a matchmaker that coupled significant and pervasive problems with the appropriate solution providers.