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Meaning of matchmaker

match•mak•er

Pronunciation: (mach'mā"kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who arranges or tries to arrange marriages by introducing possible mates.
  2. a person who arranges matches for athletic contests, esp. 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.

match•mak•er

Pronunciation: (mach'mā"kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who makes matches for burning.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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