mate

Part of speech: verb

To join, or be joined, as mates.

Part of speech: verb

In chess, to checkmate.

Part of speech: noun

A companion; husband; wife; match.

Part of speech: noun

An officer of a merchant ship ranking below a captain.

Part of speech: noun

In chess, a checkmate.

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Usage examples "mate":

  1. I know of no savage custom or habit of thought which has not its mate in civilized countries. - "A Cynic Looks at Life Little Blue Book #1099", Ambrose Bierce.
  2. They hanged my mate. - "A Prince of Good Fellows", Robert Barr.
  3. Thus the Sitares in the perfect state live long enough only to mate and to lay their eggs. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.