Definitions for mate

Definitions for (noun) mate

Main entry: checkmate, mate

Definition: a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king

Main entry: match, mate

Definition: an exact duplicate

Usage: when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook

Main entry: mate

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

Main entry: mate, first mate

Definition: the officer below the master on a commercial ship

Main entry: mate

Definition: informal term for a friend of the same sex

Main entry: mate

Definition: the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)

Usage: he loved the mare and all her mates; camels hate leaving their mates

Main entry: spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half

Definition: a person's partner in marriage

Main entry: teammate, mate

Definition: a fellow member of a team

Usage: it was his first start against his former teammates

Main entry: Ilex paraguariensis, Paraguay tea, mate

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

Main entry: mate, fellow

Definition: one of a pair

Usage: he lost the mate to his shoe; one eye was blue but its fellow was brown

Definitions for (verb) mate

Main entry: mate, checkmate

Definition: place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game

Usage: Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves

Main entry: couple, twin, pair, match, mate

Definition: bring two objects, ideas, or people together

Usage: 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

Main entry: copulate, couple, pair, mate

Definition: engage in sexual intercourse

Usage: Birds mate in the Spring

Visual thesaurus for mate