Dictionary Results for mates


1. mates - noun

· a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"

Synonym(s): couple, match

Hypernym(s): family, family_unit




2. mate - noun

· the officer below the master on a commercial ship

Synonym(s): first_mate

Hypernym(s): officer, ship%27s_officer




3. mate - noun

· a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates"

Synonym(s): teammate

Hypernym(s): associate




4. mate - noun

· the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates"

Hypernym(s): animal, animate_being, beast, brute, creature, fauna




5. mate - noun

· a person's partner in marriage

Synonym(s): spouse, partner, married_person, better_half

Hypernym(s): relative, relation, domestic_partner, significant_other, spousal_equivalent, spouse_equivalent




6. mate - noun

· an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"

Synonym(s): match

Hypernym(s): duplicate, duplication




7. mate - noun

· one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"

Synonym(s): fellow

Hypernym(s): singleton




8. mate - noun

· South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea

Synonym(s): Paraguay_tea, Ilex_paraguariensis

Hypernym(s): holly




9. mate - noun

· informal term for a friend of the same sex

Hypernym(s): friend




10. mate - noun

· South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate

Hypernym(s): beverage, drink, drinkable, potable




11. mate - noun

· a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king

Synonym(s): checkmate

Hypernym(s): chess_move




12. mate - verb

· engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"

Synonym(s): copulate, pair, couple

Hypernym(s): join, conjoin




13. mate - verb

· bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"

Synonym(s): match, couple, pair, twin

Hypernym(s): join




14. mate - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): checkmate

Hypernym(s): beat, beat_out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish




15. mat - verb

· twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"

Synonym(s): entangle, tangle, snarl

Hypernym(s): twist, twine, distort




16. mat - verb

· change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"

Synonym(s): felt, felt_up, mat_up, matt-up, matte_up, matte

Hypernym(s): change





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