Definition of Mate
1. Noun. The officer below the master on a commercial ship.
2. Verb. Engage in sexual intercourse. "Birds mate in the Spring"
Specialized synonyms: Nick, Bang, Be Intimate, Bed, Bonk, Do It, Eff, Fuck, Get It On, Get Laid, Have A Go At It, Have Intercourse, Have It Away, Have It Off, Have Sex, Hump, Jazz, Know, Lie With, Love, Make Love, Make Out, Roll In The Hay, Screw, Sleep Together, Sleep With, Tread, Serve, Service, Deflower, Ruin, Mount, Ride, Breed, Cover, Bugger, Sodomise, Sodomize, Sodomise, Sodomize
Generic synonyms: Conjoin, Join
Derivative terms: Copulation, Copulatory, Couple, Coupling, Mating, Pair, Pairing
3. Noun. A fellow member of a team. "It was his first start against his former teammates"
4. Verb. Bring two objects, ideas, or people together. "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
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"
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"
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.
Group relationships: Man And Wife, Marriage, Married Couple
Specialized synonyms: Bigamist, Consort, Helpmate, Helpmeet, Hubby, Husband, Married Man, Monogamist, Monogynist, Honeymooner, Newlywed, Polygamist, Married Woman, Wife
Generic synonyms: Domestic Partner, Significant Other, Spousal Equivalent, Spouse Equivalent, Relation, Relative
Derivative terms: Spousal
8. Noun. An exact duplicate. "When a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
9. Noun. One of a pair. "One eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
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.
11. Noun. Informal term for a friend of the same sex.
Generic synonyms: Friend
Derivative terms: Matey
12. Noun. South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate.
13. Noun. A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king.
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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