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1 mate /ˈmeɪt/ noun
plural mates
1 mate
/ˈmeɪt/
noun
plural mates
Learner's definition of MATE
[count] : a person who lives with you, works in the same place as you, etc. usually used in combination with another noun
see also classmate, flatmate, housemate, playmate, roommate, running mate, schoolmate, seatmate, shipmate, soul mate, stablemate, tablemate, teammate, workmate
[count] : either one of a pair of animals that are breeding
[count] chiefly US : a person's husband, wife, or romantic or sexual partner
[count] chiefly US, informal : either one of a pair of objects
[count] : an officer on a ship who has a rank below the captain
[count] chiefly British, informal : a friend
often used as a friendly way for one man to address another man
[count] chiefly British : an assistant or helper
[noncount] : checkmate
2 mate /ˈmeɪt/ verb
mates; mated; mating
2 mate
/ˈmeɪt/
verb
mates; mated; mating
Learner's definition of MATE
[no object] of animals : to have sexual activity in order to produce young
[+ object] : to bring (animals) together so that they will breed and produce young
[+ object] : to join or connect (things) together
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