HyperDic: mate

English > 13 senses of the word mate:
VERBcontactmate, copulate, pair, coupleengage in sexual intercourse
contactmate, match, couple, pair, twinbring two objects, ideas, or people together
competitionmate, checkmateplace an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game / game / game
NOUNperson mate, first matethe officer below the master on a commercial ship
person mate, teammatea fellow member of a team
person matethe partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)
person mate, spouse, partner, married person, better halfa person's partner in marriage
artifactmate, matchan exact duplicate
quantitymate, fellowone of a pair
plantmate, Paraguay tea, Ilex paraguariensisSouth American holly
person mateinformal term for a friend of the same sex
foodmateSouth American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
actmate, checkmatea chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
mate > pronunciation
Soundsmey't
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > mate: 13 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe officer below the master on a commercial ship.
Synonymfirst mate
Broaderofficer, ship's officerA person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel
Spanishprimer oficial, segundo
Catalanoficial primer, primer oficial, segon de bord
English > mate: 13 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA fellow member of a team.
Example"it was his first start against his former teammates"
Synonymteammate
BroaderassociateA person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
Spanishcompañero de equipo
Catalancompany d'equip
English > mate: 13 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningThe partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner).
Examples
  • "he loved the mare and all her mates"
  • "camels hate leaving their mates"
Broaderanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Spanishpareja
Catalanparella
Verbsmateengage in sexual intercourse
English > mate: 13 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA person's partner in marriage.
Synonymsspouse, partner, married person, better half
Member ofmarriage, married couple, man and wifeTwo people who are married to each other
Narrowerbigamistsomeone who marries one person while already legally married to another
consortThe husband or wife of a reigning monarch
helpmate, helpmeetA helpful partner
husband, hubby, married manA married man
monogamist, monogynistsomeone who practices monogamy (one spouse at a time / time)
newlywed, honeymoonersomeone recently married
polygamistsomeone who is married to two or more people at the same time
wife, married womanA married woman
Broaderdomestic partner, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalentA person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
relative, relationA person related by blood or marriage
Spanishconsorte, cónyuge, esposa, esposo
Catalancònjuge, consort, esposa, espòs
Verbsmateengage in sexual intercourse
English > mate: 13 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn exact duplicate.
Synonymmatch
Broaderduplicate, duplicationA copy that corresponds to an original exactly
Spanishcoincidencia, contraparte, equivalente, pareja, par, semejante
Catalancoincidència
Verbsmatebring two objects, ideas, or people together
English > mate: 13 senses > noun 6, quantity
MeaningOne of a pair.
Example"he lost the mate to his shoe"
Synonymfellow
Part ofcouple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duadTwo items of the same kind
BroadersingletonA single object (as distinguished from a pair)
English > mate: 13 senses > noun 7, plant
MeaningSouth American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea.
SynonymsParaguay tea, Ilex paraguariensis
BroaderhollyAny tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
Spanishmate
CatalanIlex paraguariensis, mate
English > mate: 13 senses > noun 8, person
Meaninginformal term for a friend of the same sex.
RegionAustralia, Commonwealth of AustraliaA nation occupying the whole / whole of the Australian continent
United Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
BroaderfriendA person you know well and regard with affection and trust
Adjectivesmatey(used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals
English > mate: 13 senses > noun 9, food
MeaningSouth American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate.
Broaderbeverage, drink, drinkable, potableAny liquid / liquid suitable for drinking
Spanishmate
Catalanmate
English > mate: 13 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningA chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king.
Synonymcheckmate
Broaderchess moveThe act of moving a chess piece
Spanishjaque mate, mate
Catalanescac i mat
Verbsmateplace an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game / game / game
English > mate: 13 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningEngage in sexual intercourse.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Birds mate in the Spring"
Synonymscopulate, pair, couple
Entailed byconceiveBecome pregnant
Narrowerbreed, covercopulate with a female, used especially of horses
deflower, ruindeprive of virginity
nickmate successfully
ride, mountcopulate with
serve, servicemate with
sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonkHave sexual intercourse with
sodomize, sodomise, buggerPractice anal sex upon
sodomize, sodomisecopulate with an animal
treadmate with
Broaderjoin, conjoinmake contact or come together
Spanishaparearse, aparear, copular, emparejarse
Catalanacoblar-se, aparellar, apariar-se
Nounsmatea person's partner in marriage
matethe partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)
matingthe act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
English > mate: 13 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningBring two objects, ideas, or people together.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsmatch, couple, pair, twin
Narrowermismatchmatch badly
mismateProvide with an unsuitable mate
BroaderjoinCause to become joined / joined or linked
Similar tomatchGive or join in marriage
Spanishacoplar, casar, emparejar, relacionar
Catalanacoblar, aparellar, casar, relacionar
Nounsmatean exact duplicate
English > mate: 13 senses > verb 3, competition
Meaningplace an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game / game / game.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
Synonymcheckmate
Categorychess, chess gameA board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules
Broaderbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Spanishdar mate a
Catalanfer escac i mat a
Nounsmatea chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king

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