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1mate

verb \ˈmāt\
mat·edmat·ing

Definition of MATE

transitive verb
:  checkmate 2
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Origin of MATE

Middle English, from Anglo-French mater, from mat, noun, checkmate, ultimately from Arabic māt (in shāh māt)
First Known Use: 14th century

2mate

noun

Definition of MATE

:  checkmate 1

First Known Use of MATE

14th century

3mate

noun

Definition of MATE

1
a (1) :  associate, companion (2) chiefly British :  an assistant to a more skilled worker :  helper (3) chiefly British :  friend, buddy —often used as a familiar form of address
b archaic :  match, peer
2
:  a deck officer on a merchant ship ranking below the captain
3
:  one of a pair: as
a :  either member of a couple and especially a married couple
b :  either member of a breeding pair of animals
c :  either of two matched objects

Origin of MATE

Middle English, probably from Middle Low German māt; akin to Old English gemetta guest at one's table, mete food — more at meat
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Genetics Terms

chimera, hermaphrodite, plasticity

4mate

verb
mat·edmat·ing

Definition of MATE

transitive verb
1
archaic :  equal, match
2
:  to join or fit together :  couple
3
a :  to join together as mates
b :  to provide a mate for
intransitive verb
1
:  to become mated <gears that mate well>
2
:  copulate

First Known Use of MATE

1509

maté

noun ma· \ˈmä-ˌtā\

Definition of MATÉ

1
:  a tealike beverage drunk especially in South America
2
:  a South American shrub or tree (Ilex paraguariensis) of the holly family whose leaves and shoots are used in making maté; also :  these leaves and shoots

Variants of MATÉ

ma· or ma·te \ˈmä-ˌtā\

Origin of MATÉ

French & American Spanish; French maté, from American Spanish mate maté, vessel for drinking it, from Quechua mati vessel
First Known Use: 1758

Rhymes with MATÉ

abbé, affray, agley, airplay, airway, aisleway, all-day, allay, allée, Angers, Anhui, archway, array, ashtray, assay, astray, Augier, away, aweigh, backstay, ballet, base pay, bat ray, beignet, belay, beltway, benday, beret, betray, bewray, bidet, bikeway, birthday, Biscay, Bizet, blasé, bobstay, Bombay, Bossuet, bouchée, bouclé, boule, bouquet, Bourget, bourrée, breezeway, Bouvet, Broadway, buffet, byplay, byway, cachet, café, cahier, Cambay, Cathay, causeway, chaîné, chalet, chambray, chassé, child's play, ciré, cliché, congé, convey, co-pay, Corday, corvée, coudé, coupé, crawlway, crochet, croquet, crossway, cube, curé, cy pres, DA, daresay, D-day, death ray, decay, deejay, defray, delay, dengue, dismay, display, distrait, DJ, donnée, doomsday, doorway, dossier, downplay, dragée, driveway, duvet, Earl Grey, embay, épée, essay, estray, Ewe, fair play, fairway, Feuillet, field day, filé, filet, fillet, fireclay, fishway, flambé, flight pay, floodway, flyway, folkway, footway, foray, force play, forebay, foreplay, forestay, formée, forte, fouetté, foul play, Fouquet, four-way, fourchée, foyer, franglais, frappé, freeway, Friday, frieze, fumet, gainsay, Galway, gamay, gangway, gateway, gelée, give way, glacé, godet, gourmet, Green Bay, greenway, guideway, gunplay, hair spray, halfway, hallway, Hannay, harm's way, hatchway, headway, hearsay, Hebei, Hefei, heyday, highway, hold sway, homestay, hooray, horseplay, Hubei, in play, in re, inlay, inveigh, Islay, issei, jackstay, James Bay, jennet, jeté, Jetway, Jolliet, keyway, Kobe, koine, kouprey, lamé, laneway, lay day, leeway, lifeway, Lomé, Lord's day, lwei, lycée, M-day, maguey, mainstay, make hay, Malay, malgré, man-day, Mande, Manet, manqué, margay, massé, match play, May Day, Medway, melee, meze, midday, midway, Midway, Millay, Millet, mislay, misplay, moiré, Monday, Monet, Mornay, name day, Niamey, nisei, noonday, Norway, nosegay, obey, OK, olé, ombré, one-way, osprey, Otway, outlay, outré, outstay, outweigh, oyez, PA, parfait, parkway, parlay, parquet, partway, passé, pâté, pathway, pavé, payday, pearl gray, per se, pince-nez, pipe clay, piqué, piquet, pith ray, PK, plié, plissé, pommée, Pompeii, portray, prepay, projet, pulque, puree, purvey, quale, Quesnay, raceway, Rahway, railway, rappee, red bay, relay, repay, replay, risqué, roadway, Roget, role-play, ropeway, rosé, rosebay, Roubaix, roué, routeway, runway, sachet, saint's day, Salé, sansei, sashay, sauté, screenplay, scrub jay, seaway, Shark Bay, shar-pei, shipway, short-day, sick bay, sick day, sick pay, sideway, skyway, slideway, slipway, sluiceway, soigné, soiree, someday, someway, soothsay, soufflé, speedway, spillway, squeeze play, stairway, sternway, stingray, straightway, strathspey, stroke play, subway, Sunday, survey, sweet bay, swordplay, tea tray, tempeh, thoughtway, thruway, Thursday, tideway, today, Tokay, tollway, Torbay, touché, toupee, trackway, tramway, Tuesday, Twelfth Day, two-way, unlay, unsay, valet, V-day, veejay, vide, visé, Vouvray, walkway, waylay, Wednesday, weekday, white way, windway, wood ray, wordplay, workday
MATE Defined for Kids

1mate

noun \ˈmāt\

Definition of MATE for Kids

1
2
chiefly British :  1chum, friend Hint:British speakers often use mate as a familiar form of address. <Good night, mate!>
3
:  either member of a breeding pair of animals
4
:  an officer on a ship used to carry passengers or freight who ranks below the captain
5
:  either member of a married couple
6
:  either of two objects that go together <I lost the mate to this glove.>

2mate

verb
mat·edmat·ing

Definition of MATE for Kids

1
:  to join as married partners
2
:  to come or bring together for breeding <These birds mate for life.>
Medical Dictionary

mate

verb
matedmat·ing

Medical Definition of MATE

transitive verb
:  to pair or join for breeding
intransitive verb
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