first mate

Definition of first mate

:the officer on a ship who is most important after the captain

Word by Word Definitions

first play
  1. : preceding all others in time, order, or importance: such as

  2. : earliest

  3. : being the lowest forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle

  1. : before another in time, space, or importance

  2. : in the first place

  3. : for the first time

  1. : one that is number one in a series — see Table of Numbers

  2. : something that is first: such as

  3. : the first occurrence or item of a kind

mate play
  1. : checkmate

  1. : checkmate

  1. : associate, companion

  2. : an assistant to a more skilled worker : helper

  3. : friend, buddy

  1. : equal, match

  2. : to join or fit together : couple

  3. : to join together as mates

  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


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