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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
    Definition
    (noun) a fellow member of a team
    Synonyms : teammate
    Example Sentence
    • it was his first start against his former teammates
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a person's partner in marriage Definition
    (noun) an exact duplicate
    Synonyms : match
    Example Sentence
    • when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea Definition
    (noun) informal term for a friend of the same sex Definition
    (noun) South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate Definition
    (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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