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mate1

mate1

 
pronunciation:
meIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a marriage partner; husband or wife.
synonyms:
helpmate, partner, spouse
similar words:
companion, consort, husband, wife
definition 2: one of two matched items.
Where is the mate to this shoe?
synonyms:
companion, fellow, match
similar words:
counterpart, duplicate, twin
definition 3: one of a pair of animals that live or breed together.
similar words:
female, male
definition 4: a close associate or friend; comrade.
synonyms:
comrade, fellow, friend
similar words:
ally, associate, buddy, colleague, confrere, coworker, crony, familiar, intimate, pal, partner, peer
definition 5: an officer on a merchant ship who ranks directly below the master; first mate.
synonyms:
first mate
similar words:
officer, second mate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mated, mates, mating
definition 1: to put or join (two things) together.
I cannot mate such opposing concepts.
synonyms:
ally, connect, couple, link, yoke
similar words:
associate, bracket, butt, compare, equate, marry, match, pair, tie, unite
definition 2: to bring (animals) together for the purpose of breeding.
synonyms:
breed
similar words:
crossbreed
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to come together to breed, as birds or other animals; copulate.
 
synonyms:
breed, copulate
similar words:
couple, crossbreed, interbreed, procreate, reproduce
definition 2: to be joined in marriage; marry.
synonyms:
marry, wed
similar words:
cohabit, pair
derivation: mateless (adj.)
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