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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who arranges or tries to arrange marriages.
  • noun One who arranges athletic competitions, especially in professional boxing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who makes matches for burning.
  • noun One who plans or brings about marriages; especially, one who officiously or obtrusively engages in promoting a match or matches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who makes matches for burning or kinding.
  • noun One who tries to bring about marriages.

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  • noun someone who finds suitable marriage partners
  • noun by extension someone who arranges professional boxing matches

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  • noun someone who arranges (or tries to arrange) marriages for others

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  • (n): one that arranges a match; especially : one who tries to bring two unmarried individuals together in an attempt to promote a marriage

    "Matchmaker, Matchmaker,

    Make me a match,

    Find me a find,

    catch me a catch

    Matchmaker, Matchmaker

    Look through your book,

    And make me a perfect match"

    partial lyrics of the song Matchmaker, Matchmaker from Fiddler on the Roof. Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.

    January 21, 2008