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Mate meaning

mate - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. The Paraguay tea, being the dried leaf of the Brazilian holly ( Ilex Paraguensis). The infusion has a pleasant odor, with an agreeable bitter taste, and is much used for tea in South America.
  3. 3. Same as Checkmate.
  4. 4. See 2d Mat.
  5. 5. To confuse; to confound.
  6. 6. To checkmate.
  7. 7. One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object.
  8. 8. Hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for propagation and the care of their young.
  9. 9. A suitable companion; a match; an equal.
  10. 10. An officer in a merchant vessel ranking next below the captain. If there are more than one bearing the title, they are called, respectively, first mate, second mate, third mate, etc. In the navy, a subordinate officer or assistant; as, master's mate; surgeon's mate.
  11. 11. To match; to marry.
  12. 12. To match one's self against; to oppose as equal; to compete with.
  13. 13. A companion; one of a pair; second officer of a merchant ship; checkmate.
  14. 14. To match; pair; checkmate.

mate - examples of usage

  1. " No," said the Second Mate. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. Then the Second Mate answered the Old Man. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. " Well, Sir," replied the Second Mate. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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