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  Definition of mate
  1. a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent''s king
  2. an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
  3. South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
  4. the officer below the master on a commercial ship
  5. informal term for a friend of the same sex
  6. the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates"
  7. a person''s partner in marriage
  8. a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates"
  9. South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
  10. 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"
  11. 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"
  12. make love; "Birds mate in the Spring"
Similar Words: checkmate, match, first mate, spouse, partner, married person, better half, teammate, Paraguay tea, Ilex paraguariensis, couple, pair, twin, copulate

 

Hyponyms: bigamist, consort, helpmate, helpmeet, husband, hubby, married man, monogamist, monogynist, newlywed, honeymooner, polygamist, wife, married woman, mismate, mismatch, nick, love, tread, serve, service, deflower, ruin, ride, mount, backcross, breed, cover, sodomize, sodomise, bugger

 

Grouped Verbs: match

 

Member Meronyms: marriage, married couple, man and wife

 

Derivational Morphology: checkmate, match, couple, pair, twin, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree, copulate, brace, twosome, twain, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad, coupling, mates, catch, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, spouse, partner, married person, better half, copulation, coitus, coition, congress, relation

 

Anagrams: meat, team, tame

 

 
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