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mate 1

American English: /meɪt/
British English: /meɪt/

noun

  • 1 1.1 (assistant)
    Example sentences
    • We had no lifting training and were not provided with driver's mates to assist with the lifting involved.
    • She's now an aviation electrician's mate and soon will start in the shop for electricians.
    1.2 (Nautical)
    oficial (masculine or feminine) de cubierta
    first mate
    primer oficial (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The same applied to the sailing master, his mate, and the carpenter when they also arrived.
    • The ship's mates would be here at any minute, and I would lose my charter to Antwerp if I was caught.
    • When a sailor ‘belonged’ to a ship his main loyalty was to his ship and his mates.
  • 2 2.1 (Zoology)
    Example sentences
    • He then told them that he would take all steps necessary so that the zoo gets new species of animals and mates for those animals that are single now.
    • Both admitted intentionally killing a wild bird, injuring its mate and having a loaded air rifle without lawful authority.
    • Andean condor Homer and his mate Marge are love birds again - after vets gave him a blunter beak to save her from the sharp side of his temper.
    Example sentences
    • She said if we treated our husbands / mates like we treated our pet dogs, our marriages would be happier.
    • I mean, that's terrible to lose a life partner and a mate at any age, but certainly at a young age like that.
    • From this perspective, the problem of your missus or your mate takes on added significance.
    2.2 (of person)
    pareja (feminine)
    compañero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine)
    2.3 (of shoe, sock etc) (esp (American English) )
    compañero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Have you ever wondered as to the whereabouts of the mate to those odd socks you find in the dryer or your sock drawer?

intransitive verb

  • 1 (become partners)
    aparearse
    Example sentences
    • Two other fly species mated and formed a hybrid, a combined form that cannot mate with its fellow hybrids.
    • Many animals and birds mate for life and this seems to work quite well for them.
    • Researchers have found that the female monkeys and rats mate with multiple males to purposely confuse paternity.
  • 2 (copulate)
    aparearse
    acoplarse
    copular

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mate 2
American English: /meɪt/
British English: /meɪt/

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