1 the officer below the master on a commercial ship [syn: first mate]
2 a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates" [syn: teammate]
3 the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates"
5 an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook" [syn: match]
6 South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea [syn: Paraguay tea, Ilex paraguariensis]
7 informal term for a friend of the same sex
8 South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
9 a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king [syn: checkmate]
2 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" [syn: match, couple, pair, twin]
3 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" [syn: checkmate]
- Rhymes: -eɪt
- A sexual partner, especially of a breeding animal.
- The other member of a
matched pair of objects.
- I found one of the socks I wanted to wear, but I couldn't find its mate.
- A ship's officer, subordinate to the captain.
- A technical assistant (gasfitter's mate).
- In the context of "colloquial|UK|Australian": A friend; a friendly term of address to a stranger.
- A drink prepared of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis).
- Dutch: schaakmaat (5), maat, gabber, matti, homie, swa (6)
- French: pote (2)
- German: Matt (5), Kumpel (6)
- Japanese: 相方 (aikata) (2), 片割れ (kataware) (2),王手 (oute) (5), 友達 (tomodachi) (6)
- Telugu: జత, జతగాడు, జత గత్తె, సహచరుడు, సహాధ్యాయి
- French: faire mat
- Korean: 맞다 (majda, mat-), (causative) 맞추다 (majchuda, mat-) (for fitting); 짝짓다 (jjagjisda, jjakjitda) (for breeding)
Etymologyan archaic inflexion of maat 'measure', in petrified use in various contexts and expressions
Derived termssee maat
- SAMPA: /mat/
- feminine of mat, dull
- Form of mater
- to feed
- fôre (about animals)
- jaque mate (checkmate).
- first-, third-person singular subjunctive present of matar
- third-person singular imperative of matar
Mate may refer to:
- Mate (colloquialism), a colloquialism used to refer to a friend and is commonly used in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland.
- Mate, one of a pair of animals involved in mating
- A deck officer aboard a merchant ship, such as the Chief Mate, Second Mate, or Third Mate
- Mate (beverage), the popular caffeinated beverage made from Yerba mate
- Mahte, a goddess in Latvian mythology, also spelled "Māte"
- Mate was a commissioned rank between 1840 and 1860, what is now called a Sub-Lieutenant.
- The Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences, a specialized high school in Manahawkin, NJ
- Mate also commonly referred to as something of a gilly form
- Checkmate, a situation in chess
- Mate of Origin, a rugby based competition played in New Zealand
- Mate Tusanga, a non-profit online mathematical tool
- Sébastien Mate, French footballer
- Vasiliy Mate (1856–1917), Russian artist and engraver
- Mate Recordings, a record label
- Martial Arts, MATE - Martial Arts Technique Expert
mate in German: Mate (Begriffsklärung)
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