mate

phonetic symbol: / méɪt / 

mate - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
checkmate

[ noun ]
■ an exact duplicate
match

[ noun ]
■ South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate

[ noun ]
■ the officer below the master on a commercial ship
first mate

[ noun ]
■ informal term for a friend of the same sex

[ noun ]
■ the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)
e.g.)
・he loved the mare and all her mates
・camels hate leaving their mates

[ noun ]
■ a person's partner in marriage
better half , married person , partner , spouse

[ noun ]
■ a fellow member of a team
e.g.)
・it was his first start against his former teammates
teammate

[ noun ]
■ South American holly
■ leaves used in making a drink like tea
ilex paraguariensis , paraguay tea

[ noun ]
■ one of a pair
e.g.)
・he lost the mate to his shoe
fellow

[ verb ]
■ place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game
e.g.)
・Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves
checkmate

[ verb ]
■ bring two objects, ideas, or people together
couple , match , pair , twin

[ verb ]
■ engage in sexual intercourse
e.g.)
・Birds mate in the Spring
copulate , couple , pair

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