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mate
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 12
1. See 2d Mat.
Part of Speech: noun
3. One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object.
4. Hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for propagation and the care of their young.
5. A suitable companion; a match; an equal.
6. 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.
Part of Speech: verb
1. 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.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To confuse; to confound.
3. To match; to marry.
4. To match one's self against; to oppose as equal; to compete with.
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