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Man Tweet Definition of Man Like Definition of Man on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The genus Homo.
     
mate Tweet Definition of mate Like Definition of mate on Facebook
noun 
  1. A sexual partner, especially of a breeding animal.
  2. The other member of a matched pair of objects.
I found one of the socks I wanted to wear, but I couldn't find its .
  1. A ship's officer, subordinate to the captain.
  2. A technical assistant (gasfitter's mate).
  3. checkmate, Checkmate.
  4. (context, colloquial, UK, Australian) A friend; a friendly term of address to a stranger.
  5. A drink prepared of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis).
verb (mates, mating, mated) Intransitive:
  1. To fit together without space between. (The pieces of the puzzle mate perfectly.)
  2. To copulate.
  3. To pair in order to raise offspring
Transitive:
  1. To arrange in matched pairs.
  2. To introduce (animals) together for the purpose of breeding.
  3. To fit (objects) together without space between.
  4. To win a game of chess by putting the opponent in checkmate
     
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noun 
  1. The act of moving; a movement.
  2. An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
  3. The event of changing one's residence.
  4. (chess) The act of moving a token on a gameboard from one position to another when it's one's turn to play.
verb (mov, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.
  2. (intransitive) To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
  3. (intransitive) To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another; to go and live at another place.
  4. (intransitive) (chess) To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
  5. (transitive) (ergative) To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage.
  6. (transitive) (chess) To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king.
  7. (transitive) To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
  8. (transitive) To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion.
  9. (transitive) To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn.
  10. (transitive) (obsolete) To apply to, as for aid.
     

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