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mate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mate

Definition
(noun) the officer below the master on a commercial ship
Synonyms : first mate

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(noun) a fellow member of a team
Synonyms : teammate
Example Sentence
  • it was his first start against his former teammates

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(noun) the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)
Example Sentence
  • he loved the mare and all her mates
  • camels hate leaving their mates

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(noun) a person's partner in marriage
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(noun) an exact duplicate
Synonyms : match
Example Sentence
  • when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook

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(noun) one of a pair
Synonyms : fellow
Example Sentence
  • he lost the mate to his shoe
  • one eye was blue but its fellow was brown

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(noun) South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
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(noun) informal term for a friend of the same sex
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(noun) South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
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(noun) a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
Synonyms : checkmate

Definition
(verb) engage in sexual intercourse
Synonyms : copulate , couple , pair
Example Sentence
  • Birds mate in the Spring

Definition
(verb) bring two objects, ideas, or people together
Synonyms : couple , match , pair , twin
Example Sentence
  • This fact is coupled to the other one
  • Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?
  • The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project

Definition
(verb) place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game
Synonyms : checkmate
Example Sentence
  • Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves

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