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See also maté, matė, máte, måte, māte, mātē, and Máté

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From Old English, from 14th century Patrono:Gml[[Category:Patrono:Gml derivations|Mate]] mate (messmate), related to Old English gemetta (table-guest), derived from Proto-Germanic *ga-maton, itself from Proto-Germanicga- "together" (related to German and Dutch ge-) + {{proto|Germanic maton (from matiz "food", related to Old English mete (food)).

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Mate

Plural
Mates

Mate (plural Mates)
  1. (especially of a breeding animal) A sexual partner.
  2. The other member of a matched pair of objects.
    I found one of the socks I wanted to wear, but I couldn't find its mate.
  3. Patrono:Nautical A ship's officer, subordinate to the master on a commercial ship. In naval ranks, a mate may also be, or be subordinate to, a particular non-commissioned officer (e.g. Boatswain's Mate, Gunner's Mate, Sailmaker's Mate, etc).
  4. Patrono:Nautical Short for first mate.
  5. A technical assistant in certain trades (e.g. gasfitter's mate, plumber's mate); sometimes an apprentice.
  6. (colloquial, British, Australian, New Zealand) A friend, colleague etc.; an informal and friendly term of address to a stranger, usually of the same sex. Often used in direct address to any male.
  7. (colloquial, British, Australian, New Zealand) (in combination) a fellow, associate, colleague, or someone with whom something is shared, e.g. classmate, shipmate.
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Infinitive
to Mate

Third person singular
mates

Simple past
mated

Past participle
mated

Present participle
mating

to Mate (third-person singular simple present mates, present participle mating, simple past and past participle mated)
  1. (intransitive) To match, fit together without space between.
    The pieces of the puzzle mate perfectly.
  2. (intransitive) To copulate.
  3. (intransitive) To pair in order to raise offspring
  4. (transitive) To arrange in matched pairs.
  5. (transitive) To introduce (animals) together for the purpose of breeding.
  6. (transitive) To fit (objects) together without space between.
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To copulate

To pair in order to raise offspring

To arrange in matched pairs

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From Middle English verb maten, Middle French mater, from Old French nounmat 'checkmate', from Arabic (māt)

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Mate

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Mates

Mate (plural Mates)
  1. Patrono:Chess Short for Checkmate.
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Infinitive
to Mate

Third person singular
mates

Simple past
mated

Past participle
mated

Present participle
mating

to Mate (third-person singular simple present mates, present participle mating, simple past and past participle mated)
  1. (intransitive) To win a game of chess by putting the opponent in checkmate
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Mate

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Mates

Mate (plural Mates)
  1. (nonstandard) Alternative spelling of maté., an aromatic tea-like drink prepared from the holly yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis).
  2. The abovementioned plant; the leaves and shoots used for the tea

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An archaic inflexion of maat (measure), in petrified use in various contexts and expressions.

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Mate (plural mates, diminutive maatje, diminutive plural maatjes)

  1. A measure, degree: quantity or intensity of something abstract

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Mate

  1. The singular past subjunctive of meten.

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Common Oceanian; compare Hawaiian make, Indonesian mati, Maori mate.

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mate

  1. Death

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Mate

  1. Feminine of mat, dull.

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Mate

  1. Form of mater.

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Mate

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of matar.
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of matar.

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Common Oceanian; compare Fijian mate, Hawaiian make, Indonesian mati.

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Mate [[Category:Patrono:Mi adjectives|Mate]]

  1. dead

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Mate [[Category:Patrono:Mi nouns|Mate]]

  1. Death

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Mate (using Raguileo Alphabet)[[Category:Patrono:Arn nouns|Mate]]

  1. The drink maté, prepared of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis).

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Patrono:No-verb-1

  1. To feed

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Mate m. (plural Mates)

Singular
Mate m.

Plural
Mates m.

  1. Patrono:Chess Mate, checkmate
  2. The drink maté prepared of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis).
  3. A hollow calabash gourd, in which the maté is traditionally served.
  4. (colloquial, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay) A head.

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Mate (infinitive matar)

  1. formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of matar.
  2. first-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of matar.
  3. formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of matar.
  4. third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of matar.

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Mate [[Category:Patrono:Sw nouns|Mate]]

  1. saliva (liquid secreted into the mouth)


This Swahili entry was created from the translations listed at saliva. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see Mate in the Swahili Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) July 2009

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