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.
An officer under the master.
Short for Captain's mate; the person in charge of the deck when the Captain is below. On ocean going ships this is a licensed function called Deck Officer.
One of the captain's assistants
One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object.
A suitable companion; a match; an equal.
To match; to marry.
To match one's self against; to oppose as equal; to compete with.
Same as Checkmate.
a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
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"
everyone in Australia is your mate
a friend, or person one works or lives with
buddy, pal, friend. The most common Aussie term of endearment, inextricably linked with the idea of mateship, an intrinsic part of Aussie bonding.
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.
a hot drink used in Argentina and nearby countries that is prepared from the leaves of many trees, especially members of the holly tree family; contains comparatively high levels of caffeine, theobromine and chlorogenic acid.
(Qu.) -- herbal tea, often medicinal.
Strictly the mate gourd or receptacle, but used generally to describe the national "tea" drink.
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 partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates"
a person's partner in marriage
make love; "Birds mate in the Spring"
Hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for propagation and the care of their young.
1. (n.) An intimate partner that one may or may not be committed to, often a replacement for the terms boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife. Often a very general, loosely translated term; it may have many meanings. 2. (v.) The act of sharing anal or vaginal intercourse with a lover, usually a very intimate affair.
The pairing of a rooster with one or more hens; a hen or rooster so paired.
To join together; to fit together; to connect; to link; as, he mated a saw blade to a broom handle to cut inaccessible branches.
The joining of two connectors.
To join two connector halves in a normal engaging mode.