Complete Definition of "mate"

see|maté
English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-mate.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪt|-eɪt

Noun
en-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 mate.

  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).

Derived terms
bunkmate
cellmate
checkmate
classmate
crewmate
mateship
mating
office mate
roommate
shipmate

Translations

Dutch: schaakmaat (5), maat, gabber, matti, homie, swa (6)
French: pote (2)
German: Matt (5), Kumpel (6)
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Verb
en-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

Translations

French: faire mat
mid
Korean: ë§ë¤ (majda, mat-), (causative) ë§ì¶ë¤ (majchuda, mat-) (for fitting); ì§ì§ë¤ (jjagjisda, jjakjitda) (for breeding)

Anagrams
meat
meta
tame
team
tema (theme in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Serbo-Bosnian, and many other transliterations)
Atem (breath in German)


Dutch

Noun
mate c

  1. degree: quantity of something abstract

Category:Dutch nouns


Fijian

Etymology
Common Oceanian; compare Hawaiian make, Indonesian mati, Maori mate

Noun
mate

  1. death

Category:Fijian nouns


French

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-mate.ogg|Audio (US)

w:IPA|IPA: /mat/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /mat/

Adjective
mate

  1. feminine of mat, dull

Maori

Etymology
Common Oceanian; compare Fijian mate, Hawaiian make, Indonesian mati

Adjective
mate

  1. dead

Noun
mate

  1. death

Category:Maori language


Norwegian

Verb
no-verb-1|mat

  1. to feed

Synonyms
fôre (about animals)


Spanish

Noun
es-noun-m

  1. #English|mate, checkmate chess|lang=es
  2. #English|mate a drink prepared of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis).
  3. hollow calabash gourd in which the mate is served.
  4. context|lang=es|colloquial|Chile|Paraguay|Uruguay head.

Synonyms
jaque mate (checkmate).

wikipedia|Mate (beverage)

Verb form
mate

  1. first-, third-person singular subjunctive present of matar
  2. third-person singular imperative of matar

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te:mate
vi:mate
zh:mate

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