mate mate  /ˈmeɪt/


  1. (n) the officer below the master on a commercial ship
  2. (n) a fellow member of a team
  3. (n) the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)
  4. (n) a person's partner in marriage
  5. (n) an exact duplicate
  6. (n) one of a pair
  7. (n) South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
  8. (n) informal term for a friend of the same sex
  9. (n) South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
  10. (n) a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
  11. (v) engage in sexual intercourse
  12. (v) bring two objects, ideas, or people together
  13. (v) place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game


  1. Some of Clinton's own strategists are doubtful that Obama will offer to make her his running mate in no small part because that would mean bringing Bill aboard.
  2. A worker weighs freshly picked shade-grown yerba mate at one of Guayaki's rain-forest-restoration projects in eastern Paraguay.
  3. If the emotion moving that person is not triggered by your objective mate value, that emotion will not be alienated by someone who comes along with greater mate value than yours.


  1. CGMC gets new leader

    MICHIGAN CITY — Chief Boatswain Mate Josh Janney took control as Officer in Charge of the Coast Guard Michigan City (CGMC) Station at the Change of Command ceremony held on Friday at Millennium Plaza.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Michigan City News-Dispatch

  2. Sun-Mate Corp has Jungle Book Toys Swinging Into Retail Around the World

    LAS VEGAS, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jungle Book toys launch globally SMC Entertainment Group, Inc. (SMC), leading North American licensing agent and rights owner for "The Jungle Book" for North America, and Sun-Mate Corporation, the global toy manufacturer along with DQ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

  3. "Coffee-Mate" Adds Two New Flavors

    Two of Girl Scouts famed cookie flavors are now "Coffee-Mate" flavors.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NBC 10 - FOX 14 Monroe


  1. "He has shown a clear grasp of foreign policy and national security challenges. ...... The long, hard primary tested and strengthened him. And in his first presidential decision, the selection of a running mate, he hit it out of the park," Mr....
    on Aug 28, 2008 By: Bill Clinton Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. "That's a great question, Brandon, and a vice president has a really great job, because not only are they there to support the president's agenda, they're like the team member, the team mate to that president," Palin said.
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: FOXNews

  3. In a statement to People magazine, James said that he feels he can be the "best father possible to my four children and the mate that Sandy deserves."
    on Apr 28, 2010 By: Jesse James Source:

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