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mate 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/māt/,
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mates, plural;
  1. (of animals or birds) Come together for breeding; copulate
    • - successful males may mate with many females
  2. Bring (animals or birds) together for breeding

  3. Join in marriage or sexual partnership
    • - people tend to mate with others in their own social class
  4. Join or connect mechanically
    • - a four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed gearbox
  5. Be connected or joined

Noun
  1. Each of a pair of birds or other animals
    • - a male bird sings to court a mate
  2. A person's husband, wife, or other sexual partner

  3. One of a matched pair
    • - a sock without its mate
  4. A fellow member or joint occupant of a specified thing
    • - his tablemates
  5. Used as a friendly form of address between men or boys
    • - “See you then, mate.”
  6. A friend or companion
    • - I was with a mate
    • - my best mate, Steve
  7. An assistant or deputy, in particular

  8. An assistant to a skilled worker
    • - a plumber's mate
  9. A deck officer on a merchant ship subordinate to the master


  1. the officer below the master on a commercial ship
  2. copulate: engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"
  3. match: 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"
  4. teammate: a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates"
  5. checkmate: 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"
  6. the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates"
  7. Gábor Máté may refer to: * Gábor Máté (athlete), Hungarian discus thrower * Gábor Máté (physician), Canadian physician
  8. In Latvian mythology, Māte ("mother"), sometimes written in English as Mahte, was an epithet applied to some sixty-seventy goddesses. They were clearly distinct goddesses in most or all cases, so the term definitely referred to the mother-goddess of specific phenomena.
  9. Mate , also known as chimarrão or cimarrón, is a traditional South American infused drink, particularly in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, southern states of Brazil, south of Chile, and the Bolivian Chaco. ...
  10. Mate is a colloquialism used to refer to a friend and is commonly used in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland, but is now dated in the United States. ...
  11. Mate (foaled 1928 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1931 Preakness Stakes. From modest parentage, he was bred and raced by Albert C. Bostwick, Jr., whose grandfather was a founding partner of Standard Oil.
  12. Mates is an English surname, and may refer to: * James Mates (born 1964), British newsreader and journalist * Michael Mates (born 1934), British politician * Frederick S. Mates, founded the Mates Investment Fund in 1967 that crashed in the bear market of 1970. ...
  13. A companion.  Mate appears as early as the 13th century, as a corruption of the Dutch word "mattenoot."  Loosely translated it means companion,  or the person with whom you shared your hammock (one being on duty while the other slept in it.  Hot bunking is not new!). ...
  14. the understood meaning depends on the context. Can be friendly, agressive or neither. Same as pal or buddie in US or mate in UK
  15. Anyone's a mate, especially when you're trying to strike some kind of rapport, as in the greeting G'day mate.
  16. The Rover responsible for a Rover Crew. The president or chair.
  17. An officer assistant to Master. A "Chief Officer". From time immemorial he has been responsible for stowage and care of cargo and organization of work of seamen, in addition to navigating duties.
  18. An assistant to the captain.
  19. buddy, can be used even with strangers, as in 'how's it going mate?'
  20. An officer of a merchant vessel ranking below the captain.
  21. A structure somewhat similar to a frog point, placed opposite a tongue switch to guide wheels and carry them throughout the extent of the switch. It is frequently used in industrial tracks laid in paved streets.
  22. To join two connector halves in a normal engaging mode.
  23. popular way of speaking to an associate, friend or anyone you meet. Most commonly used by males to greet other males. "How you feeling mate?" is an informal way to start a discussion.
  24. Name given to the player who throws the fifth and sixth rocks for a team, also known as a third or vice skip.
  25. A term meaning the king is under attack (Check) but has no method of escape.