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Definition 1: a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for mate in the sense of this definition

(mate is a kind of ...) the act of moving a chess piece

Definition 2: an exact duplicate - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where mate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook

Synonyms for mate in the sense of this definition

(mate is a kind of ...) a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

"he made a duplicate for the files"

Definition 3: South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate - [noun denoting food]

(mate is a kind of ...) any liquid suitable for drinking

"may I take your beverage order?"

Definition 4: a person's partner in marriage - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for mate in the sense of this definition

(mate is a kind of ...) a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship

(mate is a kind of ...) a person related by blood or marriage

"police are searching for relatives of the deceased" "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

(... is a kind of mate ) a married woman; a man's partner in marriage

(... is a kind of mate ) someone who is married to two or more people at the same time

(... is a kind of mate ) someone recently married

(... is a kind of mate ) someone who practices monogamy (one spouse at a time)

(... is a kind of mate ) a married man; a woman's partner in marriage

(... is a kind of mate ) a helpful partner

(... is a kind of mate ) the husband or wife of a reigning monarch

(... is a kind of mate ) someone who marries one person while already legally married to another

(... is a member of mate) two people who are married to each other

"his second marriage was happier than the first" "a married couple without love"

Definition 5: the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where mate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he loved the mare and all her mates
  • camels hate leaving their mates

(mate is a kind of ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 6: the officer below the master on a commercial ship - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for mate in the sense of this definition

(mate is a kind of ...) a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel

"he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"

Definition 7: informal term for a friend of the same sex - [noun denoting person]

(mate is a kind of ...) a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

"he was my best friend at the university"

(mate belongs to a domain located in ...) a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony

(mate belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 8: a fellow member of a team - [noun denoting person]

Samples where mate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was his first start against his former teammates

Synonyms for mate in the sense of this definition

(mate is a kind of ...) a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor

"he had to consult his associate before continuing"

Definition 9: South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for mate in the sense of this definition

(mate is a kind of ...) any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges

Definition 10: one of a pair - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where mate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he lost the mate to his shoe
  • one eye was blue but its fellow was brown

Synonyms for mate in the sense of this definition

(mate is a kind of ...) a single object (as distinguished from a pair)

(... is part of mate) two items of the same kind

Definition 11: place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game - [verb of competition]

Samples where mate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves

Synonyms for mate in the sense of this definition

(mate is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(mate belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 12: engage in sexual intercourse - [verb of contact]

Samples where mate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Birds mate in the Spring

Synonyms for mate in the sense of this definition

(mate is a kind of ...) make contact or come together

"The two roads join here"

(... is a kind of mate ) mate successfully; of livestock

(... is a kind of mate ) practice anal sex upon

(... is a kind of mate ) copulate with a female, used especially of horses

"The horse covers the mare"

(... is a kind of mate ) copulate with

"The bull was riding the cow"

(... is a kind of mate ) deprive of virginity

"This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"

(... is a kind of mate ) mate with

"male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"

(... is a kind of mate ) mate with

"male birds tread the females"

(... is a kind of mate ) have sexual intercourse with

"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

(... is a kind of mate ) copulate with an animal

Definition 13: bring two objects, ideas, or people together - [verb of contact]

Samples where mate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for mate in the sense of this definition

(mate is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

(... is a kind of mate ) provide with an unsuitable mate

(... is a kind of mate ) match badly; match two objects or people that do not go together

(mate has a similar meaning as ...) give or join in marriage

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