|1.||[ verb ] (sexuality) make love|
|Synonyms:||pair couple copulate|
"Birds mate in the Spring"
|Related terms:||join love breed backcross serve tread nick ride sodomize sodomise deflower couple spouse sexual_intercourse coupling|
|2.||[ noun ] (nautical,work) the officer below the master on a commercial ship|
|3.||[ noun ] (zoology) the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)|
"he loved the mare and all her mates" "camels hate leaving their mates"
|Related terms:||animal copulate|
|4.||[ noun ] a fellow member of a team|
"it was his first start against his former teammates"
|5.||[ noun ] an exact duplicate|
"when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
|Related terms:||duplicate match|
|6.||[ verb ] bring two objects, ideas, or people together|
|Synonyms:||match couple pair twin|
"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"
|Related terms:||join mismate mismatch match couple pair yoke match|
|7.||[ noun ] a person's partner in marriage|
|Synonyms:||partner spouse consort better_half married_person|
|Related terms:||relative significant_other wife husband polygamist consort bigamist monogamist newlywed helpmate marriage|
|8.||[ noun ] (botany) South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea|
|9.||[ verb ] copulate, of animals|
|Related terms:||breed backcross|
|10.||[ noun ] informal term (Australian or British) for a friend of the same sex|
|Related terms:||friend Australia UK|
|11.||[ verb ] (chess) place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; in a game of chess|
"Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
|Related terms:||beat chess|
|12.||[ noun ] (chess,games) a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king|
|Related terms:||chess_move checkmate|
|13.||[ noun ] (food) South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate|