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I wish I had a nickel for every song that I've left in the bathroom, written down on a matchbox, or just totally forgotten about.
Tommy Shaw

Meaning of "matchbox" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MATCHBOX

matchbox  [ˈmætʃˌbɒks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MATCHBOX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Matchbox is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MATCHBOX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

matchbox

Matchbox

A matchbox is a box made of cardboard or thin wood designed to hold matches. It usually has a coarse striking surface on one edge for lighting the matches contained inside.

Definition of matchbox in the English dictionary

The definition of matchbox in the dictionary is a small box for holding matches.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MATCHBOX


beatbox
ˈbiːtˌbɒks
brainbox
ˈbreɪnˌbɒks
cashbox
ˈkæʃˌbɒks
chatterbox
ˈtʃætəˌbɒks
gearbox
ˈɡɪəˌbɒks
gogglebox
ˈɡɒɡəlˌbɒks
horsebox
ˈhɔːsˌbɒks
hotbox
ˈhɒtˌbɒks
inbox
ˈɪnˌbɒks
jukebox
ˈdʒuːkˌbɒks
lunchbox
ˈlʌntʃˌbɒks
mailbox
ˈmeɪlˌbɒks
outbox
ˈaʊtˌbɒks
postbox
ˈpəʊstˌbɒks
sandbox
ˈsændˌbɒks
showbox
ˈʃəʊˌbɒks
skybox
ˈskɑɪˌbɒks
soapbox
ˈsəʊpˌbɒks
strongbox
ˈstrɒŋˌbɒks
watchbox
ˈwɒtʃˌbɒks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MATCHBOX

match play
match player
match point
match-fit
match-fixing
match-funding
match-winner
matchable
matchboard
matchbook
matched sample
matched-pairs design
matcher
matchet
matching
matchless
matchlessly
matchlessness
matchlock
matchmake

WORDS THAT END LIKE MATCHBOX

black box
box
collection box
dialog box
glory box
glove box
jack-in-the-box
light box
lunch box
music box
out of the box
PO box
set-top box
six-speed gearbox
suggestion box
telephone box
the box
think outside the box
tool box
toolbox

Synonyms and antonyms of matchbox in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «matchbox» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MATCHBOX

Find out the translation of matchbox to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of matchbox from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «matchbox» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

火柴盒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

caja de cerillas
570 millions of speakers

English

matchbox
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

माचिस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

علبة الثقاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спичечный коробок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caixa de fósforos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দেশলাইবাক্সের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

boîte d´allumettes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kotak pilihan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Streichholzschachtel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

マッチ箱
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성냥갑
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Matchbox
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bao diêm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தீப்பெட்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आगपेटी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kibrit kutusu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scatola per fiammiferi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

matchbox
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сірникову коробку
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cutie de chibrituri
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπιρτόκουτο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vuurhoutjiedosie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tändsticksask
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fyrstikkeske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of matchbox

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MATCHBOX»

The term «matchbox» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.584 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MATCHBOX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about matchbox

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QUOTES WITH «MATCHBOX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word matchbox.
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Tommy Shaw
I wish I had a nickel for every song that I've left in the bathroom, written down on a matchbox, or just totally forgotten about.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MATCHBOX»

Discover the use of matchbox in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to matchbox and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Warman's Matchbox Field Guide: Values & Identification
Compact and organized, with listings for a variety of cars, this book allows you access to details while you're at a show, or in the hobby shop.
Tom Larson, 2008
2
Matchbook: Indian Matchbox Labels
A groundbreaking treasure-trove of striking graphic design curios from the Indian matchbox marketplace.
Shahid Datawala, 2007
3
The Matchbox Diary
Follows a girl's perusal of her great-grandfather's collection of matchboxes and small curios that document his poignant immigration journey from Italy to a new country.
Paul Fleischman, 2013
4
Matchbox Cars
Presents the history of Matchbox cars and a year-by-year overview of the most popular models.
Mac Ragan, 2002
5
Matchbox: The Official 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
For 50 years, Matchbox has been producing classic die-cast toy cars for the delight of millions of children and adult collectors around the world. In honor of their 50th anniversary, this book celebrates the toy car's history. 1,500 photos.
Richard J. Scholl, Mattel, 2002
6
The Matchbox That Ate a Forty-Ton Truck: What Everyday ...
This is an essential cosmology primer for anyone curious about their surroundings and their place in the universe.
Marcus Chown, 2010
7
The book of matchbox labels
- Invaluable guide. - Fascinating insight into commercial branding and how trademarks are developed. - Provides a unique perspective on numerous topics
Roger Fennings, 2001
8
Matchbox Toys: A Collectors Guide
Full-color illustrations feature hundreds of matchbox toys and help trace the evolution of the popular playthings.
Bruce Stoneback, Peter McMarco, Diane Stoneback, 1993
9
The Encyclopedia of Matchbox Toys: 1947-2001
Pictured and listed in this massive volume, now in its fourth edition, are fifty-four years' worth of toys produced between Matchbox's founding in 1947, and 2001, including their popular diecast vehicles, playsets, dolls, plastic kits, ...
Charlie Mack, 2013
10
Matchibako: Japanese Matchbox Art of the 20s and 30s
Japanese matchbook art of the 1920s and 1930s.
Maggie Kinser Hohle, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MATCHBOX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term matchbox is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Mcity: The future of connected and autonomous vehicle research
(Of course, this one is built for real cars and adults, not Matchbox toys.) The whole lab is also packed with networked sensors to collect data on ... «Ars Technica UK, Jul 15»
2
Could Chris Cooley go from the radio booth to the field? He's …
... a cup of coffee and headed to the studio, fist-bumping Doc Walker, greeting colleagues, not even glancing at the spread of Matchbox pizza. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
3
Cate Blanchett To Helm 'Stateless'; Drama Series Has Oz …
... Cate Blanchett, Melissa McCarthy, Suzanne Somers And Disney Self-Absorption. Stateless hails from Matchbox Productions and Dirty Films. «Deadline, Jul 15»
4
BRIDE'S MUM ASSAULTS COUPLE IN TEKA DRAMA
She was carrying a matchbox when she stormed the homestead where the ceremony was taking place and vowed that she would not allow it to ... «Times of Swaziland, Jul 15»
5
Tampa mom JohnTea Williams wants answers in the fatal hit and …
TAMPA - Clutching her son's favorite Matchbox car, JohnTea Williams can barely speak through her tears. One year ago today, her 4-year-old ... «ABC Action News, Jul 15»
6
Rob Thomas reschedules concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall
Among his countless hits are solo classics like Lonely No More, This Is How A Heart Breaks and Streetcorner Symphony, Matchbox Twenty ... «Tampa Bay Newspapers, Jul 15»
7
41 photos from Reading's clubs and bars on Saturday
If you were out in MatchBox in Friar Street or RYND in Castle Street on Saturday, July 18 and posed for a photo you might have made it into our ... «getreading, Jul 15»
8
'God and Jetfire,' by Amy Seek
We get pages upon pages of her visits to the home of Jonathan's adoptive family, but when they visit her in her matchbox Brooklyn apartment, ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
9
This week in music: 2002
At number 5 was the alternative rock band Matchbox 20 with "Unwell." Checking in at number four was Chingy with "Right Thurr." Ashanti was ... «KFVS, Jul 15»
10
Value Stock Focus: Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT)
... Disney Classics, and Monster High (collectively Other Girls Brands), Hot Wheels, Matchbox, and Tyco R/C vehicles and play sets, and CARS, ... «Enterprise Leader, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Matchbox [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/matchbox>. Sep 2019 ».
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