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Definitions of mate:
  • noun:   South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
  • noun:   the officer below the master on a commercial ship
  • noun:   informal term for a friend of the same sex
  • noun:   the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)
    Example: "He loved the mare and all her mates"
  • noun:   South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
  • noun:   a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
  • noun:   an exact duplicate
  • noun:   a fellow member of a team
    Example: "It was his first start against his former teammates"
  • noun:   a person's partner in marriage
  • verb:   place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game
    Example: "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
  • verb:   bring two objects, ideas, or people together
  • verb:   make love
    Example: "Birds mate in the Spring"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #42942)

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