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"
bloke, colleague, boyfriend, feller, confrere, lad, better half, teammate, partner, beau, checkmate, young man, blighter, gent, fellow, spouse, familiar, match, cuss, swain, chap, comrade, first mate, associate, buster, companion, dude, fella, married person
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"
fit, parallel, match, play off, touch, duplicate, gibe, equate, copulate, pair, couple on, checkmate, meet, agree, partner off, equal, check, pit, equalize, cope with, tally, rival, geminate, pair off, couple, correspond, equalise, couple up, oppose, twin, jibe
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"
An evergreen tree, Ilex paraguariensis, native to South America, cultivated for its leaves.
A beverage, resembling tea, made from the dried leaves of this plant.
A cup of this drink.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
An associate as used officially implies a chief, leader, or principal, to whom the associate is not fully equal in rank. Associate is popularly used of mere friendly relations, but oftener implies some work, enterprise, or pursuit in which the associated persons unite. We rarely speak of associates in crime or wrong, using confederates or accomplices instead. Companion gives itself with equal readiness to the good or evil sense, as also does comrade. One may be a companion in travel who would not readily become an associate at home. A lady advertises for a companion; she would not advertise for an associate. Peer implies equality rather than companionship; as, a jury of his peers. Comrade expresses more fellowship and good feeling than companion. Fellow has almost gone out of use in this connection, except in an inferior or patronizing sense. Consort is a word of equality and dignity, as applied especially to the marriage relation. Compare ACCESSORY; ACQUAINTANCE; FRIENDSHIP.
These were the associates of the leader in the enterprise.
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
Ilex paraguariensis, chimarrão, cimarrón
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How to use mate in a sentence?
My running mate will be Gabriela Michetti.
We've been watching the numbers go up, then kind of go down, then kind of go back up, that could be having to do with population and mating. As they all peak and mate, they slowly die off, then they start to grow back up again.
When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.
Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.
I saw smoke coming out, and I saw guys scurrying around. I looked down at my mate, and I said, ‘I think that boat’s on fire,’.
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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