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Definition of Mates

Noun: mates  meyts

  1. A pair of people who live together
    - couple, match
Noun: mate  meyt
  1. A fellow member of a team
    "it was his first start against his former mates";
    - teammate
     
  2. The partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)
    "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates"
     
  3. A person's partner in marriage
    - spouse, partner, married person, better half, other half [Brit]
     
  4. An exact duplicate
    "when a mate is found an entry is made in the notebook";
    - match
     
  5. One of a pair
    "he lost the mate to his shoe";
    - fellow
     
  6. South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
    - Paraguay tea, Ilex paraguariensis
     
  7. [Brit] Informal term for a friend of the same sex
     
  8. A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
    - checkmate
     
  9. An informal and friendly term of address to a stranger
    - buddy
     
  10. The officer below the master on a commercial ship
    - first mate
Verb: mate  meyt
  1. Engage in sexual intercourse
    "Birds mate in the spring";
    - copulate, pair, couple
     
  2. Bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    "Matchmaker, can you mate my daughter with a nice young man?";
    - match, couple, pair, twin
     
  3. (chess) place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game
    "Kasparov mated his opponent after only a few moves";
    - checkmate

See also:
maters
mateship

Anagrams containing the word mates

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