From (etyl), from (etyl) ). More at (l), (l).
A fellow, comrade, colleague, partner or someone with whom something is shared, e.g. shipmate, classmate.
(especially of a non-human animal) A breeding partner.
(colloquial, British, Australia, New Zealand) A friend, usually of the same sex.
- I'm going to the pub with a few mates .
(colloquial, British, Australia, New Zealand) a colloquial "sir"; an informal and friendly term of address to a stranger, usually male
- He's my best mate .
(nautical) In naval ranks, a non-commissioned officer or his subordinate (e.g. (w, Boatswain's Mate), (w, Gunner's Mate), Sailmaker's Mate, etc).
(nautical) A ship's officer, subordinate to the master on a commercial ship.
(nautical) A first mate.
A technical assistant in certain trades (e.g. gasfitter's mate'', ''plumber's mate ); sometimes an apprentice.
The other member of a matched pair of objects.
- Excuse me, mate , have you got the time?
A suitable companion; a match; an equal.
- ''I found one of the socks I wanted to wear, but I couldn't find its mate .
- Ye knew me once no mate / For you; there sitting where you durst not soar.
* See also
* office mate
To match, fit together without space between.
To pair in order to raise offspring
To arrange in matched pairs.
To introduce (animals) together for the purpose of breeding.
To marry; to match (a person).
- The pieces of the puzzle mate perfectly.
To match oneself against; to oppose as equal; to compete with.
* Francis Bacon
- If she be mated with an equal husband.
- There is no passion in the mind of man so weak but it mates and masters the fear of death.
To fit (objects) together without space between.
(aerospace) To move (a space shuttle orbiter) onto the back of an aircraft that can carry it.
- I, / Dare mate a sounder man than Surrey can be.
* (aerospace) demate
From (etyl) verb maten, (etyl) mater, from (etyl) noun .
(chess) Short for checkmate.
To win a game of chess by putting the opponent in checkmate
To confuse; to confound.
The abovementioned plant; the leaves and shoots used for the tea
From (etyl) papel .
Paper produced from the bark of adult Ficus trees.
An art form based on Mexican bark painting from the Otomi culture.
From (etyl) amater, amatir.
(label) To dishearten, dismay.
* (John Milton) (1608-1674)
* , I.i:
- The Silures, to amate the new general, rumoured the overthrow greater than was true.
* 1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The (Jerusalem Delivered) of (w), XI, xii:
- Shall I accuse the hidden cruell fate, / And mightie causes wrought in heauen aboue, / Or the blind God, that doth me thus amate , / For hoped loue to winne me certaine hate?
* , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.230:
- Upon the walls the pagans old and young / Stood hush'd and still, amated and amazed.
* c.1815 , (John Keats), "To Chatterton":
- For the last, he will be much amazed, he will be much amated .
- Thou didst die / A half-blown flow'ret which cold blasts amate .
(obsolete) To be a mate to; to match.