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Overview of noun mates

The noun mates has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. couple, mates, match

(a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago")


Overview of noun mate

The noun mate has 10 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (4) mate, first mate

(the officer below the master on a commercial ship)

2. (2) teammate, mate

(a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates")

3. (2) mate

(the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates")

4. (1) spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half

(a person's partner in marriage)

5. (1) match, mate

(an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook")

6. mate, fellow

(one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown")

7. mate, Paraguay tea, Ilex paraguariensis

(South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea)

8. mate

(informal term for a friend of the same sex)

9. mate

(South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate)

10. checkmate, mate

(a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king)


Overview of verb mate

The verb mate has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (7) copulate, mate, pair, couple

(engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring")

2. (1) match, mate, couple, pair, twin

(bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project")

3. checkmate, mate

(place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves")

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