mate, first mate(noun)
the officer below the master on a commercial ship
a fellow member of a team
"it was his first start against his former teammates"
the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)
"he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates"
spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half(noun)
a person's partner in marriage
an exact duplicate
"when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
one of a pair
"he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
mate, Paraguay tea, Ilex paraguariensis(noun)
South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
informal term for a friend of the same sex
South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
copulate, mate, pair, couple(verb)
engage in sexual intercourse
"Birds mate in the Spring"
match, mate, couple, pair, twin(verb)
bring two objects, ideas, or people together
"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"
place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game
"Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
To breed; to bring (animals) together for the purpose of breeding; as, she mated a doberman with a German shepherd.
To join together; to fit together; to connect; to link; as, he mated a saw blade to a broom handle to cut inaccessible branches.
, an aromatic tea-like drink prepared from the holly yerba matu00E9 (Ilex paraguariensis).
The abovementioned plant; the leaves and shoots used for the tea
Origin: From verb maten, mater, from noun mat, from (māt)
the Paraguay tea, being the dried leaf of the Brazilian holly (Ilex Paraguensis). The infusion has a pleasant odor, with an agreeable bitter taste, and is much used for tea in South America
same as Checkmate
see 2d Mat
to confuse; to confound
one who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object
hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for propagation and the care of their young
a suitable companion; a match; an equal
an officer in a merchant vessel ranking next below the captain. If there are more than one bearing the title, they are called, respectively, first mate, second mate, third mate, etc. In the navy, a subordinate officer or assistant; as, master's mate; surgeon's mate
to match; to marry
to match one's self against; to oppose as equal; to compete with
to be or become a mate or mates, especially in sexual companionship; as, some birds mate for life; this bird will not mate with that one
Mate, also known as chimarrão or cimarrón, is a traditional South American infused drink, particularly in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and the southern states of Brazil and to a lesser degree in south of Chile, the Bolivian Chaco, Syria and Lebanon. It is prepared from steeping dried leaves of yerba mate in hot water. Mate is served with a metal straw from a shared hollow calabash gourd. The straw is called a bombilla in some Latin American countries, a bomba in Portuguese, and a bombija or, more generally, a masassa in Arabic. The straw is traditionally made of silver. Modern, commercially available straws are typically made of nickel silver, called Alpaca; stainless steel, or hollow-stemmed cane. The gourd is known as a mate or a guampa; while in Brazil, it has the specific name of cuia, or also cabaça. Even if the water is supplied from a modern thermos, the infusion is traditionally drunk from mates or cuias.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
māt, n. a companion: an equal: one of a pair, the male or female of animals that go in pairs: in a merchant-ship the first-mate is the second in command—in the navy the term is now confined to petty-officers, such as boatswain's mate, gunner's mate, &c.: an assistant, deputy.—v.t. to be equal to: to become a companion to: to marry.—adj. Mate′less, without a mate or companion. [A.S. ge-maca; Ice. maki, an equal, from the same root as make. Cf. match. Prob. mate in its naut. sense is Dutch—Old Dut. maet, mod. maat.]
māt, n. and v.t. in chess=Checkmate.
Maté, mä′tā, n. a South American species of holly, the leaves and green shoots of which, dried and roughly ground, furnish the yerba de mate of Paraguay and Brazil. [Sp. mate, orig. the vessel in which it was infused for drinking.]
māt, v.t. (Bacon) to weaken, to confound, to crush. [O. Fr. mater; cf. Sp. matar, to weaken.]
two living species of opposite sex together by a union or marriage for the purpose of forming a family and through sexual intercourse maintaining its species in evolution.
adam and eve
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'mate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1491
Rank popularity for the word 'mate' in Nouns Frequency: #1597
The numerical value of mate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of mate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.
Friends will keep you sane, Love could fill your heart, A lover can warm your bed, But lonely is the soul without a mate.
They will live simply. We don't want them to have to walk around with police, rather with common people, guys who will teach them to drink mate.
Males [in the group] are basically sitting around waiting to mate with the female, it would therefore pay for the man to kill the infant, so he can mate with the female.
I went with a school friend of mine, i needed some extra spare cash, so I was talking to my mate who used to pack away and set up stalls. He said, 'Why don't you come with me?'.
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Translations for mate
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- Kumpel, Maat, paarenGerman
- ζευγαρώνω, υποπλοίαρχος, ταίρι, φίλος, συνεργάτης, συνάδελφος, συνέταιρος, σύντροφοςGreek
- perämies, toveri, apumies, [[tehdä]] [[matti]], kaveri, matruusi, pariFinnish
- accoupler, copain, camaradeFrench
- 友達, 相手Japanese
- e hoa, meteMāori
- awan, pasangan, awankanMalay
- paren, paringsgezel, gezel, makker, gabber, maat, scheepsmaat, kameraad, gast, koppelen, partnerDutch
- товарищ, друг, помощник капитана, самец, напарница, спаривать, самка, напарник, пара, спариваться, поставить мат, приятельRussian
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