Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mate

10 senses of mate

Sense 1
mate, first mate -- (the officer below the master on a commercial ship)
       => officer, ship's officer -- (a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines")

Sense 2
teammate, mate -- (a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates")
       => associate -- (a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing")

Sense 3
mate -- (the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates")
       => animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna -- (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

Sense 4
spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half -- (a person's partner in marriage)
       => relative, relation -- (a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey")
       => domestic partner, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent -- (a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship)

Sense 5
match, mate -- (an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook")
       => duplicate, duplication -- (a copy that corresponds to an original exactly; "he made a duplicate for the files")

Sense 6
mate, fellow -- (one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown")
       => singleton -- (a single object (as distinguished from a pair))

Sense 7
mate, Paraguay tea, Ilex paraguariensis -- (South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea)
       => holly -- (any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges)

Sense 8
mate -- (informal term for a friend of the same sex)
       => friend -- (a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university")

Sense 9
mate -- (South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate)
       => beverage, drink, drinkable, potable -- (any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?")

Sense 10
checkmate, mate -- (a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king)
       => chess move -- (the act of moving a chess piece)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mate

3 senses of mate

Sense 1
copulate, mate, pair, couple -- (engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring")
       => join, conjoin -- (make contact or come together; "The two roads join here")

Sense 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")
       => join, bring together -- (cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together")

Sense 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")
       => beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")

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