a fellow, comrade, colleague, partner or someone with whom something is shared, e.g. shipmate, classmate (noun)
a breeding partner (noun)
a friend, usually of the same sex (noun)
a colloquial "sir"; an informal and friendly term of address to a stranger, usually male (noun)
In naval ranks, a non-commissioned officer or his subordinate (e.g. Boatswain's Mate, Gunner's Mate, Sailmaker's Mate, etc). (noun)
Short for first mate. (noun)
A technical assistant in certain trades (e.g. gasfitter's mate, plumber's mate); sometimes an apprentice. (noun)
The other member of a matched pair of objects. (noun)
A ship's officer, subordinate to the master on a commercial ship. (noun)
To match, fit together without space between. (verb)
To copulate. (verb)
To pair in order to raise offspring (verb)
To arrange in matched pairs. (verb)
To introduce (animals) together for the purpose of breeding. (verb)
To fit (objects) together without space between. (verb)
Short for checkmate. (noun)
To win a game of chess by putting the opponent in checkmate (verb)
Nonstandard spelling of maté, an aromatic tea-like drink prepared from the holly yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis). (noun)
The abovementioned plant; the leaves and shoots used for the tea (noun)
Examples of word mate
He is also, ex-officio, the wit of the crew; for the captain does not condescend to joke with the men, and the second mate no one cares for; so that when the mate thinks fit to entertain the people with a coarse joke or a little practical wit, every one feels bound to laugh.
A bushman may have many mates in his roving, but there is always one his mate, "my mate;" and it is common to hear a bushman, who is, in every way, a true mate to the man he happens to be travelling with, speak of _his mate's mate_ -- "Jack's mate" -- who might be in Klondyke or South Africa.
The R&B star gives propes to his label mate Kanye West ...
Charles moved to Imperial Records in 1958; his label mate Domino registered a No. 6 pop single with "Walking to New Orleans" two years later.
He also speaks on his label mate Nicki Minaj and how she impresses him with her witty verses.