1. mating

noun. ['ˈmeɪtɪŋ'] the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes.


  • sex
  • sex activity
  • pairing
  • sexual practice
  • sexual activity
  • crossing
  • hybridization
  • service
  • coupling
  • crossbreeding
  • inbreeding
  • hybridisation
  • assortative mating
  • union
  • conjugation
  • disassortative mating
  • sexual union
  • servicing
  • hybridizing
  • interbreeding


  • assortative mating
  • good-natured
  • lengthwise
  • uncross

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Rhymes with Mating

  • translating
  • reinstating
  • procreating
  • recreating
  • postdating
  • restating
  • overrating
  • misstating
  • innovating
  • inflating
  • deflating
  • annotating
  • updating
  • sedating
  • relating
  • negating
  • equating
  • debating
  • creating
  • berating
  • stating
  • slating
  • skating
  • plating
  • plaiting
  • grating
  • elating
  • crating
  • awaiting
  • abating

How do you pronounce mating?

Pronounce mating as ˈmeɪtɪŋ.

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Sentences with mating

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
They spend the spring months mating and live in the soil until winter when they emerge again.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Pregnancy will not occur without this stimulation so the first mating will often not produce kittens.

Quotes about mating

1. I'm telling you, you really should stick to mating within your species, whatever that is.''I would,' I said, 'but unfortunately, there are no gorgeous, all-powerful, all-knowing gods around here. I'd even settle for a demigod. It's a step down, I know. But alas, there are nothing but low-brained mortals here. And half-brains, like you.
- Kristin Walker, A Match Made in High School

2. Love between a man and a woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self-seeking. But to have a friend and to be true under any and all trials is the mark of a man!
- Charles Eastman

3. What in the blue star-blazes did you see in Jason?"he asked, still forcefully but with his frustration and jealousy under better control."For one thing, Djetth, he wasn't trying to kill me!"("Marsh", heroine of Insufficient Mating Material)
- Rowena Cherry, Insufficient Mating Material