Associations to the word «Mate»
MATE, noun. A fellow, comrade, colleague, partner or someone with whom something is shared, e.g. shipmate, classmate.
MATE, noun. (especially of a non-human animal) A breeding partner.
MATE, noun. (colloquial) (British) (Australia) (New Zealand) A friend, usually of the same sex.
MATE, noun. (colloquial) (British) (Australia) (New Zealand) a colloquial "sir"; an informal and friendly term of address to a stranger, usually male
MATE, noun. (nautical) In naval ranks, a non-commissioned officer or his subordinate (e.g. Boatswain's Mate, Gunner's Mate, Sailmaker's Mate, etc).
MATE, noun. (nautical) A ship's officer, subordinate to the master on a commercial ship.
MATE, noun. (nautical) A first mate.
MATE, noun. A technical assistant in certain trades (e.g. gasfitter's mate, plumber's mate); sometimes an apprentice.
MATE, noun. The other member of a matched pair of objects.
MATE, noun. A suitable companion; a match; an equal.
MATE, verb. (intransitive) To match, fit together without space between.
MATE, verb. (intransitive) To copulate.
MATE, verb. (intransitive) To pair in order to raise offspring
MATE, verb. (transitive) To arrange in matched pairs.
MATE, verb. (transitive) To introduce (animals) together for the purpose of breeding.
MATE, verb. (transitive) (of an animal) To copulate with.
MATE, verb. (transitive) To marry; to match (a person).
MATE, verb. (transitive) To match oneself against; to oppose as equal; to compete with.
MATE, verb. (transitive) To fit (objects) together without space between.
MATE, verb. (transitive) (aerospace) To move (a space shuttle orbiter) onto the back of an aircraft that can carry it.
MATE, noun. (chess) Short for checkmate.
MATE, verb. (intransitive) To win a game of chess by putting the opponent in checkmate
MATE, verb. To confuse; to confound.
MATE, noun. Alternative spelling of maté, an aromatic tea-like drink prepared from the holly yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis).
MATE, noun. The abovementioned plant; the leaves and shoots used for the tea
MATÉ, noun. (countable) An evergreen tree, Ilex paraguariensis, native to South America, cultivated for its leaves.
MATÉ, noun. (uncountable) A beverage, resembling tea, made from the dried leaves of this plant.
MATÉ, noun. (countable) A cup of this drink.
MATE, noun. The officer below the master on a commercial ship.
MATE, noun. A fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates".
MATE, noun. The partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates".
MATE, noun. A person's partner in marriage.
MATE, noun. An exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook".
MATE, noun. One of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown".
MATE, noun. South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea.
MATE, noun. Informal term for a friend of the same sex.
MATE, noun. South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate.
MATE, noun. A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king.
MATE, verb. Engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring".
MATE, verb. Bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "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".
MATE, verb. Place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves".
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