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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matedadjective

    mated sexually

  2. mated, pairedadjective

    used of gloves, socks, etc.

  3. matedadjective

    of or relating to a marriage partner


  1. matedadjective

    fitted together or interlocked


  1. mated

    In biology, mating is the pairing of either opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms for the purposes of sexual reproduction. Fertilization is the fusion of two gametes. Copulation is the union of the sex organs of two sexually reproducing animals for insemination and subsequent internal fertilization. Mating may also lead to external fertilization, as seen in amphibians, fishes and plants. For most species, mating is between two individuals of opposite sexes. However, for some hermaphroditic species, copulation is not required because the parent organism is capable of self-fertilization (autogamy); for example, banana slugs. The term mating is also applied to related processes in bacteria, archaea and viruses. Mating in these cases involves the pairing of individuals, accompanied by the pairing of their homologous chromosomes and then exchange of genomic information leading to formation of recombinant progeny (see mating systems).


  1. mated

    "Mated" generally refers to the act of pairing a male and a female of any species for breeding purposes. In games like chess, "mated" refers to the state where a player's king is in a position to be captured (checkmated) in the next move. In technology, it can also refer to the act of connecting or pairing two components together. Thus, the definition can vary based on the context in which it is used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mated

    of Mate

Anagrams for mated »

  1. ADMET

  2. DATEM

  3. tamed

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mated in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mated in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of mated in a Sentence

  1. Drew Thompson:

    A hypersonic missile that can defeat advanced missile-defense systems is a game changer if a nuclear warhead is mated to it.

  2. Seth Riley:

    Based on genetic analysis, we know that P1 mated with P6, his daughter – that was the first case we documented of this very close inbreeding.

  3. James Nieh:

    This method attracts males, but if they've already mated, the females are free to fly off and start a new colony.

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