mated mated  /ˈmeɪ tɪd/


  1. (adj) mated sexually
  2. (adj) used of gloves, socks, etc.
  3. (adj) of or relating to a marriage partner


  1. A naked kitten, after growing up and being mated to a normal cat, has uniformly normal litters.
  2. Dwarfs mated to dwarfs produce all dwarfs, but although dwarfs are potentially fertile, they rarely reach breeding age.
  3. One remarkable skeleton, announced last spring, suggests that modern humans and Neanderthals may even have mated successfully.



  1. "Obviously the ballistic missiles, if mated with nuclear weapons, would be a very grave threat to international peace and security," Bolton said before consultations among the 15 council members.
    on Oct 3, 2006 By: John Bolton Source: The Age

  2. "He noticed that birds, especially, seemed to be a bit picky about who they mated with," Jones explains. "He discovered that birds - especially females - had preferences and that they did not just choose a mate randomly. He believed this is...
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Adam Jones Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. "If we have to evaluate our chances today -- slim to none," Kasparov says, noting how the absence of political space constricts any strategizing. "If you're at risk of being mated in one or two, you can't think about pawn structure for the...
    on Feb 11, 2007 By: Kasparov Source: Washington Post

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