mate
noun.
the officer below the master on a commercial ship
Synonym: first mate
noun.
a fellow member of a team
it was his first start against his former teammates
Synonym: teammate
noun.
the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)
he loved the mare and all her mates|camels hate leaving their mates
noun.
a person's partner in marriage
noun.
an exact duplicate
when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook
Synonym: match
noun.
one of a pair
he lost the mate to his shoe|one eye was blue but its fellow was brown
Synonym: fellow
noun.
South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
noun.
informal term for a friend of the same sex
noun.
South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
noun.
a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
Synonym: checkmate
verb.
engage in sexual intercourse
Birds mate in the Spring
Synonym: copulate, couple, pair
verb.
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
Synonym: twin, pair, match, couple
verb.
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
Synonym: checkmate