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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mate  \Mate\,  n.  [Perhaps  for  older  make  a  companion;  cf  also 
  OD  maet  companion,  mate,  D.  maat.  Cf  {Make}  a  companion, 
  {Match}  a  mate.] 
  1.  One  who  customarily  associates  with  another;  a  companion; 
  an  associate;  any  object  which  is  associated  or  combined 
  with  a  similar  object. 
  2.  Hence  specifically,  a  husband  or  wife;  and  among  the 
  lower  animals,  one  of  a  pair  associated  for  propagation 
  and  the  care  of  their  young. 
  3.  A  suitable  companion;  a  match;  an  equal. 
  Ye  knew  me  once  no  mate  For  you  there  sitting  where 
  you  durst  not  soar.  --Milton. 
  4.  (Naut.)  An  officer  in  a  merchant  vessel  ranking  next  below 
  the  captain.  If  there  are  more  than  one  bearing  the  title, 
  they  are  called  respectively,  first  mate,  second  mate, 
  third  mate,  etc  In  the  navy,  a  subordinate  officer  or 
  assistant;  as  master's  mate;  surgeon's  mate. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mate  \Ma"te\,  n.  [Sp.] 
  The  Paraguay  tea,  being  the  dried  leaf  of  the  Brazilian  holly 
  ({Ilex  Paraguensis}).  The  infusion  has  a  pleasant  odor,  with 
  an  agreeable  bitter  taste,  and  is  much  used  for  tea  in  South 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mate  \Mate\,  n.  [F.  mat,  abbrev.  fr  ['e]chec  et  mat.  See 
  {Checkmate}.]  (Chess) 
  Same  as  {Checkmate}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mate  \Mate\,  a. 
  See  2d  {Mat}.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mate  \Mate\,  v.  t.  [F.  mater  to  fatigue,  enfeeble,  humiliate, 
  checkmate.  See  {Mate}  checkmate.] 
  1.  To  confuse;  to  confound.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  2.  To  checkmate. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mate  \Mate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  match;  to  marry. 
  If  she  be  mated  with  an  equal  husband.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  match  one's  self  against;  to  oppose  as  equal;  to 
  compete  with 
  There  is  no  passion  in  the  mind  of  man  so  weak  but 
  it  mates  and  masters  the  fear  of  death.  --Bacon. 
  I,  .  .  .  in  the  way  of  loyalty  and  truth,  .  .  .  Dare 
  mate  a  sounder  man  than  Surrey  can  be  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mate  \Mate\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  or  become  a  mate  or  mates,  especially  in  sexual 
  companionship;  as  some  birds  mate  for  life;  this  bird  will 
  not  mate  with  that  one 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  officer  below  the  master  on  a  commercial  ship  [syn:  {first 
  2:  a  fellow  member  of  a  team;  "it  was  his  first  start  against 
  his  former  teammates"  [syn:  {teammate}] 
  3:  the  partner  of  an  animal  (especially  a  sexual  partner);  "he 
  loved  the  mare  and  all  her  mates";  "camels  hate  leaving 
  their  mates" 
  4:  a  person's  partner  in  marriage  [syn:  {spouse},  {partner},  {married 
  person},  {consort}] 
  5:  an  exact  duplicate;  "when  a  match  is  found  an  entry  is  made 
  in  the  notebook"  [syn:  {match}] 
  6:  South  American  holly;  leaves  used  in  making  a  tealike  drink 
  [syn:  {Paraguay  tea},  {Ilex  paraguariensis}] 
  7:  informal  term  (Australian  or  British)  for  a  friend  of  the 
  same  sex 
  8:  South  American  tea-like  drink  made  from  leaves  of  a  South 
  American  holly  called  mate 
  v  1:  make  love;  "Birds  mate  in  the  Spring"  [syn:  {copulate},  {pair}, 
  2:  bring  two  objects,  ideas,  or  people  together;  "This  fact  is 
  coupled  to  the  other  one"  [syn:  {match},  {couple},  {pair}, 
  3:  copulate,  of  animals 

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