Pronunciation of mate: M EY1 T ('mɑteɪ)
Number of syllables of mate: 1
Definition of mate
- (n): a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent''s king
- (n): an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
- (n): South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
- (n): the officer below the master on a commercial ship
- (n): informal term for a friend of the same sex
- (n): the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates"
- (n): a person''s partner in marriage
- (n): a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates"
- (n): South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
- (v): 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"
- (v): 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"
- (v): make love; "Birds mate in the Spring"
Examples of mate
- Most rattlesnakes mate in the spring.
- Tortoises mate in the spring and in the fall.
- He is the mate of Kiara and father to Shimmer.
- During the repair of the rudder, the second mate drowned.
- He achieved the rank of Chief Boatswain Mate.
- The adult worms mate and eggs are shed in the feces.
- The adult worms mate within the gaster of the ant pupa.
- The males fly to the host to mate.
- This lures the females to the water and they mate.
- She is a mate of her husband.