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English noun: mate

1. mate (person) the officer below the master on a commercial ship


Synonymsfirst mate


Broader (hypernym)officer, ship's officer

2. mate (person) a fellow member of a team


SamplesIt was his first start against his former teammates.


Synonymsteammate


Broader (hypernym)associate

3. mate (person) the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)


SamplesHe loved the mare and all her mates.
Camels hate leaving their mates.


Broader (hypernym)animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

4. mate (person) a person's partner in marriage


Synonymsbetter half, married person, partner, spouse


Broader (hypernym)domestic partner, relation, relative, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent


Narrower (hyponym)bigamist, consort, helpmate, helpmeet, honeymooner, hubby, husband, married man, married woman, monogamist, monogynist, newlywed, polygamist, wife


Member meronymman and wife, marriage, married couple

5. mate (artifact) an exact duplicate


SamplesWhen a match is found an entry is made in the notebook.


Synonymsmatch


Broader (hypernym)duplicate, duplication

6. mate (quantity) one of a pair


SamplesHe lost the mate to his shoe.
One eye was blue but its fellow was brown.


Synonymsfellow


Broader (hypernym)singleton


Part meronymbrace, couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain, twosome, yoke

7. mate (plant) South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea


SynonymsIlex paraguariensis, Paraguay tea


Broader (hypernym)holly

8. mate (person) informal term for a friend of the same sex


Broader (hypernym)friend


Domain regionAustralia, Britain, Commonwealth of Australia, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

9. mate (food) South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate


Broader (hypernym)beverage, drink, drinkable, potable

10. mate (act) a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king


Synonymscheckmate


Broader (hypernym)chess move


English verb: mate

1. mate (contact) engage in sexual intercourse


SamplesBirds mate in the Spring.


Synonymscopulate, couple, pair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)conjoin, join


Narrower (hyponym)bang, be intimate, bed, bonk, breed, bugger, cover, deflower, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, mount, nick, ride, roll in the hay, ruin, screw, serve, service, sleep together, sleep with, sodomise, sodomise, sodomize, sodomize, tread

2. mate (contact) bring two objects, ideas, or people together


SamplesThis 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.


Synonymscouple, match, pair, twin


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bring together, join


Narrower (hyponym)mismatch, mismate


Verb groupmatch

3. mate (competition) place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game


SamplesKasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves.


Synonymscheckmate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish


Domain categorychess, chess game









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