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mate

noun

1 mate

The officer below the master on a commercial ship.

synonym: first mate.

Roget 745: master, padrone; lord, lord paramount; commander, commandant; captain; chief, chieftain; sirdar, sachem, sheik, head, senior, ... show more

Roget 298: eating etc. v.; deglutition, gulp, epulation, mastication, manducation, rumination; gluttony etc. 957.    [eating specific foods] ... show more

Dutch: scheepsmaat, gast, stuurman
Polish: mat

2 mate

A fellow member of a team:
— It was his first start against his former teammates.

synonym: teammate.

Dutch: makker, medespeler, ploegmaat, ploegmakker, teamgenoot

3 mate

The partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner).

4 mate

A person's partner in marriage.

synonyms: better half, married person, partner, spouse.

Roget 890: friend, friend of one's bosom; alter ego; best friend, bosom friend, soulmate, fast friend; amicus [Lat.]; usque ad aras [Lat.]; fidus Achates [Lat.]; persona grata.    acquaintance, neighbor, next-door neighbor, ... show more

Roget 711: auxiliary; recruit; assistant; adjuvant, adjutant; ayudante, coaid; adjunct; help, helper, help mate, helping hand; midwife; colleague, ... show more

Roget 88: accompaniment; adjunct etc. 39; context; appendage, appurtenance.    coexistence, concomitance, company, association, companionship; partnership, copartnership; ... show more

Roget 903: marriage, matrimony, wedlock, union, intermarriage, miscegenation, the bonds of marriage, vinculum matrimonii [Lat.], nuptial tie.    married state, coverture, bed, cohabitation.    match; ... show more

Dutch: echtgenoot, levenspartner, partner, wederhelft
Polish: lepsza poĊ‚owa

5 mate

An exact duplicate.

synonym: match.

Roget 17: similarity, resemblance, likeness, similitude, semblance; affinity, approximation, parallelism; agreement etc. 23; analogy, analogicalness; correspondence, ... show more

6 mate

One of a pair:
— He lost the mate to his shoe.

synonym: fellow.

Roget 27: equality, parity, coextension, symmetry, balance, poise; evenness, monotony, level.    equivalence; equipollence, equipoise, equilibrium, ... show more

7 mate

South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea.

synonyms: Ilex paraguariensis, Paraguay tea.

Polish: ostrokrzew paragwajski, yerba, yerba mate, herbata paragwajska, mate

8 mate

Informal term for a friend of the same sex.

Polish: kamrat, kolega, kumpel

9 mate

South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate.

Polish: herbata paragwajska, mate, yerba, yerba mate

10 mate

A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king.

synonym: checkmate.

Dutch: mat, schaakmat, schaak
Polish: szach i mat, mat, szach-mat

verb

1 mate

Engage in sexual intercourse:
— Birds mate in the Spring.

synonyms: copulate, couple, pair.

Roget 374a: mate, copulate; make love, have intercourse, fornicate, have sex, do it, sleep together, fuck [Vulg.]; sleep around, play the field.    masturbate, jerk off [Coll.], ... show more

Roget 89: pair [unite in pairs], couple, bracket, yoke; conduplicate; mate, span [U.S.].   

Dutch: copuleren, paren

2 mate

Bring two objects, ideas, or people together.

synonyms: couple, match, pair, twin.

Dutch: koppelen

3 mate

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.

synonym: checkmate.


Moby thesaurus: OD, accompanier, accompanist, accompanyist, ace, acquaintance, ally, alter ego, amigo, analogon, analogue, associate, attendant, ball, be intimate, be made one, be spliced, become one, bedfellow, bedmate ... show more.

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