mate for life

Definition of mate for life

  1. :  to form pairs and stay together throughout life birds that mate for life

Word by Word Definitions

mateplay
  1. :  checkmate

  1. :  checkmate

  1. :  associate, companion

    :  an assistant to a more skilled worker :  helper

    :  friend, buddy

  1. :  equal, match

    :  to join or fit together :  couple

    :  to join together as mates

lifeplay
  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model


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