• WordNet 3.6
    • adj matchless eminent beyond or above comparison "matchless beauty","the team's nonpareil center fielder","she's one girl in a million","the one and only Muhammad Ali","a peerless scholar","infamy unmatched in the Western world","wrote with unmatchable clarity","unrivaled mastery of her art"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Matchless Having no equal; unequaled. "A matchless queen."
    • Matchless Unlike each other; unequal; unsuited. "Matchless ears."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • matchless Having no match or equal; peerless; unrivaled: as, matchless impudence; matchless charms.
    • matchless Not matched; not paired; hence, unshared; having no partner.
    • matchless Synonyms Unparalleled, incomparable, inimitable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Matchless having no match or equal: superior to all: peerless: unpaired
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Mateless
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gemæca, gemaca, a mate, a wife.


In literature:

They are dumfounded by his matchless mysterious logic.
"Shakspere, Personal Recollections" by John A. Joyce
Edward bore himself between the two parties with matchless perfidy.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
How shall I describe to my brother from the far country the matchless charms of Chepiasquit's virgin daughter!
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
Marvellous are the stories told of the skill and endurance of those matchless crews of Indians.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Mitchell's Matchless Winter, 432.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
But with matchless courage the regiment dashed on over the trenches and up the side of the fort, upon the top of which Sergt.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
From that day he gave up walking with the nursemaids, and became a matchless field dog.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
Here begins the matchless succession of views of the loveliest portion of the Riviera coast.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
Fair modest flower of matchless worth, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
The matchless story of Booker Washington, the American educator, is told in many tongues and in many lands.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
The matchless streams, the vivid orange-colored meadows.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Fair modest flower of matchless worth, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
As the roll of Revolutionary officers is called, what matchless figures file past the mind's eye!
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Suddenly a single vertical furrow creased her matchlessly smooth brow.
"Bread Overhead" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
Oh sight of horror, what did we see but our beloved house, that matchless building, all in flames!
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton
It is a long wild ride, a cruel gallop for my matchless Moro.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
The Queen's diplomacy had gained her a year, and her matchless activity had used the year to good purpose.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
One day she had gone with the man to an exhibition of oil paintings which were infused with a matchless poetry of colour.
"Sally of Missouri" by R. E. Young
He and the young Hercules together made a matchless pair.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
In the last struggle, the valiant Turpin, wounded and afoot, and the matchless Roland faced the Moslem hosts alone.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene

In poetry:

In transport lost, and freed from fears,
The happy parents smil'd,
And blushing dry'd the falling tears,
And clasp'd their matchless child.
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler
O, sprung from great Macgillianore,
The chief that never fear'd a foe,
How matchless was thy broad claymore,
How deadly thine unerring bow!
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
One priceless pearl of upper sea—
One matchless gem of heaven’s rich mine;
Within the place once held by thee
God send no after-light to shine!
"The Magi To The Star" by Mary Hannay Foott
Slowly she grew—till she filled the night,
And shone
On her throne
In the sky alone
A matchless, wonderful, silvery light,
Radiant and lovely, the queen of the night.
"The Wind And The Moon" by George MacDonald
Sons of Renown! ye heirs of matchless fame,
Whose Sires in Glory's path victorious fell;
Adding new honors to the British name,
That future ages shall with transport tell.
"Lines: Written On Seeing The Children of The Naval Asylum" by Thomas Gent
Before I thought this garden fair
And from its beauty rapture drew,
How many others breathed its air,
And, glorying in its matchless view,
Had plucked its roses wet with dew!
"My Garden" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Matchless Eldorado Being nice to your elderly neighbors has its benefits, especially if there's a low mileage, all-original Cadillac parked in their garage that they no longer want.
Not capable of being imitated: matchless.
In the last Zagat Survey, Luger 's received a 28-out-of-30 score, with reviewers touting its "matchless marbled beef" and "juicy perfection.".
For Our "Matchless" Friends Many folks now complain about the ubiquity of advertising and logos in the world today.
Providing the ultimate lens cap protection, photographer Don Zeck has designed an exceptionally effective lens cap for Canon® and Nikon® high end lenses that offer matchless protection from scratches, dust, rain, and other hazards.
This 1956 matchless G80CS was restored in the 1980s by Bud Ekins, a former motorcycle racer and stuntman who died in October.
Every human life has matchless value, and during National Donate Life Month, we reaffirm our commitment to raising awareness about organ donation and the importance of making the decision to donate.