Synonyms for (noun) mate

Synonyms: checkmate, mate

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

Similar words: chess move

Definition: the act of moving a chess piece


Synonyms: match, mate

Definition: an exact duplicate

Usage: when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook

Similar words: duplicate, duplication

Definition: a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

Usage: he made a duplicate for the files


Synonyms: mate

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

Similar words: potable, beverage, drink, drinkable

Definition: any liquid suitable for drinking

Usage: may I take your beverage order?


Synonyms: mate, first mate

Definition: the officer below the master on a commercial ship

Similar words: officer, ship's officer

Definition: a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel

Usage: he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines


Synonyms: mate

Definition: informal term for a friend of the same sex

Similar words: friend

Definition: a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

Usage: he was my best friend at the university


Synonyms: mate

Definition: the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)

Usage: he loved the mare and all her mates; camels hate leaving their mates

Similar words: animal, animate being, beast, fauna, brute, creature

Definition: a living organism characterized by voluntary movement


Synonyms: spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half

Definition: a person's partner in marriage

Similar words: spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent, significant other, domestic partner

Definition: a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship


Similar words: relation, relative

Definition: a person related by blood or marriage

Usage: police are searching for relatives of the deceased; he has distant relations back in New Jersey


Synonyms: teammate, mate

Definition: a fellow member of a team

Usage: it was his first start against his former teammates

Similar words: associate

Definition: a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor

Usage: he had to consult his associate before continuing


Synonyms: Ilex paraguariensis, Paraguay tea, mate

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

Similar words: holly

Definition: any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges


Synonyms: mate, fellow

Definition: one of a pair

Usage: he lost the mate to his shoe; one eye was blue but its fellow was brown

Similar words: singleton

Definition: a single object (as distinguished from a pair)

Synonyms for (verb) mate

Synonyms: mate, checkmate

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

Usage: Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves

Similar words: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out

Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game


Synonyms: couple, twin, pair, match, mate

Definition: bring two objects, ideas, or people together

Usage: 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

Similar words: join, bring together

Definition: cause to become joined or linked

Usage: join these two parts so that they fit together


Synonyms: copulate, couple, pair, mate

Definition: engage in sexual intercourse

Usage: Birds mate in the Spring

Similar words: conjoin, join

Definition: make contact or come together

Usage: The two roads join here