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Floormate vs. Mate

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Floormatenoun

A person with whom one shares a floor in a building.

Matenoun

A fellow, comrade, colleague, partner or someone with whom something is shared, e.g. shipmate, classmate.

Matenoun

(especially of a non-human animal) A breeding partner.

Matenoun

A friend, usually of the same sex.

‘I'm going to the pub with a few mates.’; ‘He's my best mate.’;

Matenoun

a colloquial "sir"; an informal and friendly term of address to a stranger, usually male, of similar age

‘Excuse me, mate, have you got the time?’;

Matenoun

(nautical) In naval ranks, a non-commissioned officer or his subordinate (e.g. Boatswain's Mate, Gunner's Mate, Sailmaker's Mate, etc).

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Matenoun

(nautical) A ship's officer, subordinate to the master on a commercial ship.

Matenoun

(nautical) A first mate.

Matenoun

A technical assistant in certain trades (e.g. gasfitter's mate, plumber's mate); sometimes an apprentice.

Matenoun

The other member of a matched pair of objects.

‘I found one of the socks I wanted to wear, but I couldn't find its mate.’;

Matenoun

A suitable companion; a match; an equal.

Matenoun

(chess) Short for checkmate.

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Matenoun

alternative spelling of maté|nodot=1, an aromatic tea-like drink prepared from the holly yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis).

Matenoun

The abovementioned plant; the leaves and shoots used for the tea

Mateverb

(intransitive) To match, fit together without space between.

‘The pieces of the puzzle mate perfectly.’;

Mateverb

(intransitive) To copulate.

Mateverb

(intransitive) To pair in order to raise offspring

Mateverb

(transitive) To arrange in matched pairs.

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Mateverb

(transitive) To introduce (animals) together for the purpose of breeding.

Mateverb

To copulate with.

Mateverb

(transitive) To marry; to match (a person).

Mateverb

(transitive) To match oneself against; to oppose as equal; to compete with.

Mateverb

(transitive) To fit (objects) together without space between.

Mateverb

To move (a space shuttle orbiter) onto the back of an aircraft that can carry it.

Mateverb

(intransitive) To win a game of chess by putting the opponent in checkmate

Mateverb

To confuse; to confound.

Matenoun

The Paraguay tea, being the dried leaf of the Brazilian holly (Ilex Paraguensis). The infusion has a pleasant odor, with an agreeable bitter taste, and is much used for tea in South America.

Matenoun

Same as Checkmate.

Matenoun

One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object.

Matenoun

Hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for propagation and the care of their young.

Matenoun

A suitable companion; a match; an equal.

‘Ye knew me once no mateFor you; there sitting where you durst not soar.’;

Matenoun

An officer in a merchant vessel ranking next below the captain. If there are more than one bearing the title, they are called, respectively, first mate, second mate, third mate, etc. In the navy, a subordinate officer or assistant; as, master's mate; surgeon's mate.

Mateadjective

See 2d Mat.

Mateverb

To confuse; to confound.

Mateverb

To checkmate.

Mateverb

To match; to marry.

‘If she be mated with an equal husband.’;

Mateverb

To match one's self against; to oppose as equal; to compete with.

‘There is no passion in the mind of man so weak but it mates and masters the fear of death.’; ‘I, . . . in the way of loyalty and truth, . . .Dare mate a sounder man than Surrey can be.’;

Mateverb

To breed; to bring (animals) together for the purpose of breeding; as, she mated a doberman with a German shepherd.

Mateverb

To join together; to fit together; to connect; to link; as, he mated a saw blade to a broom handle to cut inaccessible branches.

Mateverb

To be or become a mate or mates, especially in sexual companionship; as, some birds mate for life; this bird will not mate with that one.

Matenoun

the officer below the master on a commercial ship

Matenoun

a fellow member of a team;

‘it was his first start against his former teammates’;

Matenoun

the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner);

‘he loved the mare and all her mates’; ‘camels hate leaving their mates’;

Matenoun

a person's partner in marriage

Matenoun

an exact duplicate;

‘when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook’;

Matenoun

South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea

Matenoun

informal term for a friend of the same sex

Matenoun

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

Matenoun

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

Mateverb

make love;

‘Birds mate in the Spring’;

Mateverb

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’;

Mateverb

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’;

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