Definition of MATE

noun : MATE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates" ;

  • 5. (

    ) an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook" ;

  • 6. (

    ) one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown" ;

  • 8. (

    ) informal term for a friend of the same sex ;

  • 9. (

    ) South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate ;

  • 10. (

    ) a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king ;

verb : MATE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;


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