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Synonyms for mate

Synonyms for mate

one of a matched pair of things

a husband or wife

one who shares interests or activities with another

a person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts

to join or be joined in marriage

to engage in sexual relations with

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the officer below the master on a commercial ship

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a fellow member of a team

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the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)

an exact duplicate

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South American holly

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

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

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bring two objects, ideas, or people together

place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game

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Retired worn out, slept soundly, awakened by mate telling me that both man of watch and steersman missing.
Rushed on deck, and ran against mate. Tells me he heard cry and ran, but no sign of man on watch.
"An' me on a wunter passage, blowin' a luvin' gale half the time, wuth hurricane force in atweenwhiles, an' hove to sux days, wuth engines stopped an' bunker coal runnun' short, an' me wuth a mate thot stupid he could no pass a shup's light ot night wi'out callun' me tull the brudge.
The point is that there are ships where things DO go wrong; but whatever the ship - good or bad, lucky or unlucky - it is in the forepart of her that her chief mate feels most at home.
"The mate went out of the passage in his little boat, and that was the end of him we made sure, for how could so small a boat, with four men in it, live on the ocean?
"That's so," confirmed the second mate, suddenly, in his slightly hoarse voice.
This was accounted for by the fact that Raja ran upon his left side, and unlike his mate, kept leaping for the great beast's shoul-der.
The officers kept out of the cabin against the custom of the service, and then this sort of accent in the mate's talk.
As I therefore kept the mate, whom we then called captain, on board with his men, to refresh them, so I also forgot not the starving crew that were left on board, but ordered my own boat to go on board the ship, and, with my mate and twelve men, to carry them a sack of bread, and four or five pieces of beef to boil.
"What is the meaning of this?" she asked, addressing the mate.
"That isn't just a dog," was Van Horn's conclusion to the mate. "There's a sure enough human brain there behind those brown eyes.
One Eye ran ahead cautiously, his mate at his heels.
"Is this here table for my mate Bill?" he asked with a kind of leer.
A MAN that owned a fine Dog, and by a careful selection of its mate had bred a number of animals but a little lower than the angels, fell in love with his washerwoman, married her, and reared a family of dolts.
I met my mates in the morning (and, oh, but I am old!) Where roaring on the ledges the summer ground-swell rolled; I heard them lift the chorus that drowned the breakers' song-- The Beaches of Lukannon--two million voices strong.