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Definitions of mate

  1. a person's partner in marriage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. make love; "Birds mate in the Spring" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the officer below the master on a commercial ship Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. copulate, of animals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. informal term (Australian or British) for a friend of the same sex Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. informal term for a friend of the same sex Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Same as Checkmate. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. See 2d Mat. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To confuse; to confound. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To checkmate. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for propagation and the care of their young. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A suitable companion; a match; an equal. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To match; to marry. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To match one's self against; to oppose as equal; to compete with. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A companion or associate; an equal; the male or female of a pair of animals for breeding; a ship's officer ranking below the captain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. To match; to equal; marry; of animals, to pair. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. To be coupled or united. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. Paraguay tea, the dried leaves of Ilex paraguayensis and other species of Ilex, shrubs growing in Paraguay and Brazil; they contain caffeine and tannin, and are used as a substitute for tea, as a diuretic and diaphoretic, and for the relief of headache. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  31. A companion: an equal: the male or female of animals that go in pairs: in a merchant-ship, the second in command: an assistant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. To be equal to: to match: to marry. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. In chess. Same as CHECKMATE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. A companion; one of a pair; second officer of a merchant ship; checkmate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. To match; pair; checkmate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. To join, or be joined, as mates. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. In chess, to checkmate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A companion; husband; wife; match. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. An officer of a merchant ship ranking below a captain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. In chess, a checkmate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A companion; a comrade; an equal; a husband or wife; the mate or female of animals going in pairs; the officer of a ship whose duty is to assist the captain and command in his stead; an assistant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. A plant whose leaves are used in S. America as a substitute for tea. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. See Checkmate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To match; to marry; to equal; to cope with. See Match. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. A companion; an associate; one who associates with one and eats at the same table, sails in the same ship, or is employed at the same place; an officer of a ship; the male or female of two animals which associate for the propagation of their species. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. To match; to marry; to equal, or be equal to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. In the game of chess, the state of the king when he cannot escape, called checkmate-see under check. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. The leaves of a tree used in Paraguay and S. Amer. as tea; Paraguay tea. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. The officer second in command on a merchant vessel. Ely v. Peck, 7 Conn. 242; Millaudon v. Martin, 6 Rob. (La.) 539. thelawdictionary.org
  50. To breed; to bring (animals) together for the purpose of breeding; as, she mated a doberman with a German shepherd. dictgcide_fs
  51. To join together; to fit together; to connect; to link; as, he mated a saw blade to a broom handle to cut inaccessible branches. dictgcide_fs
  52. m[=a]t, 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  53. m[=a]t, n. and v.t. in chess=Checkmate. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  54. MATÉ, mä't[=a], 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  55. m[=a]t, v.t. (Bacon) to weaken, to confound, to crush. [O. Fr. mater; cf. Sp. matar, to weaken.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  56. See Ilex Paraguensis. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  57. The dried leaf of a South American plant (Ilex paraguayensis); Paraguay tea; used as a substitute for tea in South America; nutritive, diuretic, diaphoretic, and sustaining in case of fatigue or hunger. na
  58. (chess). =CHECKMATE; fool\'s m. (in which first player is mated at opponent\'s second move); STALE m. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  59. (In working-classes) companion, fellow-worker, (also as general form of address); one of a pair, esp. of birds; fitting partner in marriage; (Naut.) officer on merchant ship who sees to execution of master\'s commands& takes command in his absence. (also) assistant to some functionary, as cook\'s, gunner\'s, surgeon\'s, m. Hence mateless a. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  60. Join (two persons, one with another) in marriage; marry (with or abs.); pair (birds), (of birds) pair; keep company (with). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  61. (Vessel for) infusion of leaves of a shrub, Paraguay tea; the shrub. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  62. Dried leaves of Ilex Paraguayensis: used like tea. American pocket medical dictionary.
  63. (Native name.) Paraguay tea; the dried leaf of the Brazilian holly. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  64. [A Teut. and Scand. word.] (Naut.) The officers of a merchant-vessel below the captain, viz. first or chief Mate, second, third, and fourth Mate. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  65. n. [Icelandic] One who customarily associates with another; a companion;— a husband or wife;— an officer in a merchant vessel ranking next below the captain;— a subordinate officer; an assistant;— the male or female of animals which pair in breeding;— one who eats at the same table; messmate;— one who studies in the same class form; schoolmate;— The condition of the king in chess, when he cannot move or escape; checkmate. Cabinet Dictionary

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