1. mates - noun
· a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
2. mate - noun
· the officer below the master on a commercial ship
3. mate - noun
· a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates"
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"
5. mate - noun
· a person's partner in marriage
6. mate - noun
· an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
7. mate - noun
· one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
8. mate - noun
· South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
9. mate - noun
· informal term for a friend of the same sex
10. mate - noun
· South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
11. mate - noun
· a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
12. mate - verb
· engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"
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"
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"
15. mat - verb
· twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"
16. mat - verb
· change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"
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