mating mating  /ˈmeɪ tɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes


  1. Primatologists in the Congo photograph a rare sight: western gorillas mating face-to-face.
  2. For one thing, this is the time of year when the reptiles emerge from cold-weather quiescence and enter the mating season.
  3. Biggest news in his report is a finding that satisfactory sexual mating is not the prime requirement for marital happiness.


  1. This Is What Cicada Sex Looks Like [Warning: Graphic Bug Love]

    Most of New York City has been spared the Brood II takeover , but in Staten Island, cicadas are doing copious amounts of screwing. "They would not come apart," one woman told the Stten Island Advance . Even after her young children interrupted the mating ritual, the session lasted 30 minutes.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. Possibly NSFW Photo Of Cicadas Mating On Staten Island

    Cicadas are making their presence known after 17 years underground—which means there's no time like the present to do it . And apparently they have great stamina: A child found two cicadas mating for a half hour . [ more › ]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Gothamist

  3. Adam Lambert Wins a Dream Date With Joan Rivers on 'Fashion Police'

    The "American Idol" alum participated in "Joan's Mating Game" for the comedian's 80th birthday episode. read more        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. "It's called 'The Virgin Goat'. It is a lovely script. I play a villager who is taking his goat-on-heat for mating. It's entirely the story of my character," Paresh told IANS.
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Paresh Rawal Source: (blog)

  2. "We also know relatively little about the behavior of jumbo squid in the wild," Gilly added. "For example, it was only a couple of years ago that we discovered an area in the central Gulf of California where spawning and mating of these...
    on Mar 10, 2007 By: William Gilly Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. Chakraborty said: "We request all villagers of the Sundarbans not to go out for fishing and collect forest products inside the core area during monsoon, though it's regarded as off-season for tiger attacks. This is their (tigers') mating season and...
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Chakraborty Source: Economic Times

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