Mate

12 Definitions of Mate

The meaning of the word mate, the definition of Mate:

n. - 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.

n. - Same as Checkmate.

n. - One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object.

n. - Hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for propagation and the care of their young.

n. - A suitable companion; a match; an equal.

n. - 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.

a. - See 2d Mat.

v. t. - To confuse; to confound.

v. t. - To checkmate.

v. t. - To match; to marry.

v. t. - To match one's self against; to oppose as equal; to compete with.

v. i. - To be or become a mate or mates, especially in sexual companionship; as, some birds mate for life; this bird will not mate with that one.


The word "mate" uses 4 letters: A E M T

Direct anagrams of mate:

meat meta tame team

Words formed by adding one letter before or after mate, or to mate in any order:

d - mated tamed   l - metal   n - ament meant menta   r - armet mater ramet tamer   s - mates meats satem steam tames teams   t - matte   y - etyma matey meaty  

Shorter words found within mate:

ae am at ate atm eat em et eta ma mae mat me met ta tae tam te tea

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