Definition of Mate

1. Noun. The officer below the master on a commercial ship.

Exact synonyms: First Mate
Generic synonyms: Officer, Ship's Officer

2. Verb. Engage in sexual intercourse. "Birds mate in the Spring"

3. Noun. A fellow member of a team. "It was his first start against his former teammates"
Exact synonyms: Teammate
Generic synonyms: Associate

4. Verb. Bring two objects, ideas, or people together. "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
Exact synonyms: Couple, Match, Pair, Twin
Related verbs: Match
Specialized synonyms: Mismate, Mismatch
Generic synonyms: Bring Together, Join
Derivative terms: Couple, Coupling, Match, Match, Pair, Pair

5. Noun. The partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner). "Camels hate leaving their mates"
Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna

6. Verb. Place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game. "Sam cannot mate Sue "; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
Exact synonyms: Checkmate
Category relationships: Chess, Chess Game
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish
Derivative terms: Checkmate

7. Noun. A person's partner in marriage.

8. Noun. An exact duplicate. "When a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
Exact synonyms: Match
Generic synonyms: Duplicate, Duplication
Derivative terms: Match

9. Noun. One of a pair. "One eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
Exact synonyms: Fellow
Generic synonyms: Singleton
Group relationships: Brace, Couple, Couplet, Distich, Duad, Duet, Duo, Dyad, Pair, Span, Twain, Twosome, Yoke

10. Noun. South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea.
Exact synonyms: Ilex Paraguariensis, Paraguay Tea
Generic synonyms: Holly

11. Noun. Informal term for a friend of the same sex.

12. Noun. South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate.
Generic synonyms: Beverage, Drink, Drinkable, Potable

13. Noun. A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king.
Exact synonyms: Checkmate
Generic synonyms: Chess Move
Derivative terms: Checkmate

Definition of Mate

1. n. The Paraguay tea, being the dried leaf of the Brazilian holly (Ilex Paraguensis). The infusion has a pleasant odor, with an agreeable bitter taste, and is much used for tea in South America.

2. n. Same as Checkmate.

3. a. See 2d Mat.

4. v. t. To confuse; to confound.

5. n. One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object.

6. v. t. To match; to marry.

7. v. i. To be or become a mate or mates, especially in sexual companionship; as, some birds mate for life; this bird will not mate with that one.

Definition of Mate

1. Noun. (context: especially of a breeding animal) A sexual partner. ¹

2. Noun. The other member of a matched pair of objects. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) A ship's officer, subordinate to the master on a commercial ship. ¹

4. Noun. (nautical) In naval ranks, a non-commissioned officer or his subordinate (e.g. (w Boatswain's Mate), (w Gunner's Mate), Sailmaker's Mate, etc). ¹

5. Noun. (nautical) Short for first mate. ¹

6. Noun. A technical assistant in certain trades (e.g. ''gasfitter's mate'', ''plumber's mate''); sometimes an apprentice. ¹

7. Noun. (context: colloquial British Australia New Zealand) A friend, colleague etc.; an informal and friendly term of address to a stranger, usually of the same sex. Often used in direct address to any male. ¹

8. Noun. (context: colloquial British Australia New Zealand in combination) a fellow, associate, colleague, or someone with whom something is shared, e.g. classmate, shipmate. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To match, fit together without space between. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To copulate. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To pair in order to raise offspring ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To arrange in matched pairs. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To introduce (animals) together for the purpose of breeding. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To fit (objects) together without space between. ¹

15. Noun. (chess) Short for checkmate. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) To win a game of chess by putting the opponent in checkmate ¹

17. Noun. (nonstandard spelling of maté), an aromatic tea-like drink prepared from the holly yerba maté (''Ilex paraguariensis''). ¹

18. Noun. The abovementioned plant; the leaves and shoots used for the tea ¹

19. Noun. An evergreen tree, ''Ilex paraguariensis'', native to South America, cultivated for its leaves. ¹

20. Noun. A beverage, resembling tea, made from the dried leaves of this plant. ¹

21. Noun. A cup of this drink. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mate

1. to join as mates (partners in a union) [v MATED, MATING, MATES]

Medical Definition of Mate

1. The Paraguay tea, being the dried leaf of the Brazilian holly (Ilex Paraguensis). The infusion has a pleasant odour, with an agreeable bitter taste, and is much used for tea in South America. Origin: Sp. 1. One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object. 2. Hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for propagation and the care of their young. 3. A suitable companion; a match; an equal. "Ye knew me once no mate For you; there sitting where you durst not soar." (Milton) 4. An officer in a merchant vessel ranking next below the captain. If there are more than one bearing the title, they are called, respectively, first mate, second mate, third mate, etc. In the navy, a subordinate officer or assistant; as, master's mate; surgeon's mate. Origin: Perhaps for older make a companion; cf. Also OD. Maet companion, mate, D. Maat. Cf. Make a companion, Match a mate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mate

matchpoint
matchpoints
matchstick
matchsticks
matcht
matchup
matchups
matchweed
matchwinner
matchwinners
matchwinning
matchwood
matchwoods
matchy
matchy-matchy
mated
matehood
mateless
matelot
matelote
matelotes
matelots
mateology
mateotechny
mater
mater lectionis

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