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Noun mate has 9 senses
  1. mate, first mate - the officer below the master on a commercial ship
    --1 is a kind of officer, ship's officer
  2. teammate, mate - a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates"
    --2 is a kind of associate
  3. mate - the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates"
    --3 is a kind of
    animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
    Derived form: verb mate1
  4. spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half - a person's partner in marriage
    --4 is a kind of relative, relation; domestic partner, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent
    --4 is a member of marriage, married couple, man and wife
    --4 has particulars:
     bigamist; consort; helpmate, helpmeet; husband, hubby, married man; monogamist, monogynist; newlywed, honeymooner; polygamist; wife, married woman
    Derived form: verb mate1
  5. match, mate - an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
    --5 is a kind of duplicate, duplication
    Derived form: verb mate2
  6. mate, Paraguay tea, Ilex paraguariensis - South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
    --6 is a kind of holly
  7. mate - informal term for a friend of the same sex
    --7 is a kind of
  8. mate - South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
    --8 is a kind of
    beverage, drink, drinkable, potable
  9. checkmate, mate - a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
    --9 is a kind of chess move
    Derived form: verb mate3
Verb mate has 3 senses
  1. copulate, mate, pair, couple - make love; "Birds mate in the Spring"
    --1 is one way to join, conjoin
    Derived forms: noun mate4, noun mate3, noun mating1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  2. match, mate, couple, pair, twin - 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"
    --2 is one way to join, bring together
    Derived form: noun mate5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. checkmate, mate - 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"
    --3 is one way to beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
    Derived form: noun mate9
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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