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mate1

mate1

 
 
pronunciation:
meIt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a marriage partner; husband or wife.
My parents say that they are mates for life.
synonyms:
spouse
similar words:
companion, husband, wife
definition 2: one of two matched things.
Where is the mate to this shoe?
synonyms:
companion, match
similar words:
counterpart, duplicate, twin
definition 3: one of a pair of animals that live or have offspring together.
The dog helped his mate take care of their puppies.
similar words:
female, male
definition 4: a close friend or companion.
My brother and his mates love spending time together.
synonyms:
comrade, fellow, friend
similar words:
ally, associate, buddy, colleague, coworker, pal, partner, peer
definition 5: an officer on a ship who ranks directly below the captain; first mate.
similar words:
officer
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: mated, mates, mating
definition: to come together to have offspring.
The dogs mated and had ten puppies.
 
synonyms:
breed
similar words:
reproduce
derivation: mateless (adj.)
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