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mate

noun

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1 either of a pair matched in one or more qualities
  • have you seen the mate to this glove anywhere?

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2 a person frequently seen in the company of another
  • that lout and his mates are known troublemakers in the neighborhood

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3 chiefly British a person who helps a more skilled person
  • a plumber and his mate showed up to fix the sink in our London hotel room

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4 the person to whom another is married
  • they vowed to each other that they would remain mates for life

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5 chiefly British a person who has a strong liking for and trust in another
  • spent the weekend in London with some of his mates from Oxford

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mate

verb

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to engage in sexual intercourse
  • cats conceive almost every time they mate

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The first known use of mate was in the 14th century

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“Mate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mate. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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