Crossword clues for mate
- The other shoe, e.g.
- Recipient of "G'day"
- Crew member
- Corner, as a king
- Outback buddy
- Final check
- 9-Across ending
- Running ___
- Aussie's buddy
- Canberra chum
- Kiwi's companion
- Australian pal
- Winning move
- Impossible chess ending with a king and knight versus a lone king
- Topic to ask a fortuneteller about
- "Check and ___"
- South American holly
- The officer below the master on a commercial ship
- Informal term (Australian or British) for a friend of the same sex
- A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
- Leaves used in making a drink like tea
- A person's partner in marriage
- A fellow member of a team
- The partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)
- An exact duplicate
- Part of a pair
- Word with soul or help
- Bad news for the king
- Better half
- Chess finale
- "G'day" recipient
- Pal, Down Under
- Sock necessity
- Aussie buddy
- Chess ending
- One of a couple
- Game ending
- Game ender
- What a stocking needs
- Pal, in Perth
- What "++" means in Qe2++
- Pal in Sydney
- Certain game ending
- Deck officer
- "G'day, ___!"
- Captain's aide
- Second sock, say
- Game-ending word
- Chess player's cry
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mate \Mate\, v. t. [F. mater to fatigue, enfeeble, humiliate, checkmate. See Mate checkmate.]
To confuse; to confound. [Obs.]
Mate \Mate\, v. i. 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.
Mate \Ma"te\ (m[aum]"t[asl]), n. [Sp.] 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.
Mate \Mate\, a.
See 2d Mat. [Obs.]
Mate \Mate\ (m[=a]t), n. [F. mat, abbrev. fr. ['e]chec et mat. See Checkmate.] (Chess) Same as Checkmate.
Mate \Mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mated; p. pr. & vb. n. Mating.]
To match; to marry.
If she be mated with an equal husband.
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.
To breed; to bring (animals) together for the purpose of breeding; as, she mated a doberman with a German shepherd.
To join together; to fit together; to connect; to link; as, he mated a saw blade to a broom handle to cut inaccessible branches.
Mate \Mate\, n. [Perhaps for older make a companion; cf. also OD. maet companion, mate, D. maat. Cf. Make a companion, Match a mate.]
One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object.
Hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for propagation and the care of their young.
A suitable companion; a match; an equal.
Ye knew me once no mate For you; there sitting where you durst not soar.
(Naut.) 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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"associate, fellow, comrade," mid-14c., also "companion" (late 14c.), from Middle Low German mate, gemate "one eating at the same table, messmate," from Proto-Germanic *ga-maton "having food (*matiz) together (*ga-)," which is etymologically identical with companion. Cognate with Danish and Swedish mat, German Maat "mate," Dutch maat, from German. Meaning "one of a wedded pair" is attested from 1540s. Used as a form of address by sailors, laborers, etc., since at least mid-15c. Meaning "officer on a merchant vessel is from late 15c.
c.1500, "to equal, rival," 1590s as "to match, couple, marry, join in marriage," from mate (n.1). Also, of animals, "to pair for the purpose of breeding." Related: Mated; mating.
"checkmate," c.1300, from Old French mater "to checkmate, defeat, overcome," from mat "checkmated" (see checkmate (v.)).
in chess, "a condition of checkmate," c.1300, mat, from Middle French mat, from Old French mater (see mate (v.2)).
Etymology 1 n. 1 A fellow, comrade, colleague, partner or someone with whom something is shared, e.g. shipmate, classmate. 2 (context especially of a non-human animal English) A breeding partner. 3 (context colloquial British Australia New Zealand English) A friend, usually of the same sex. 4 (context colloquial British Australia New Zealand English) a colloquial "sir"; an informal and friendly term of address to a stranger, usually male 5 (context nautical English) In naval ranks, a non-commissioned officer or his subordinate (e.g. (w: Boatswain's Mate), (w: Gunner's Mate), Sailmaker's Mate, etc). 6 (context nautical English) A ship's officer, subordinate to the master on a commercial ship. 7 (context nautical English) A first mate. 8 A technical assistant in certain trades (e.g. ''gasfitter's mate'', ''plumber's mate''); sometimes an apprentice. 9 The other member of a matched pair of objects. 10 A suitable companion; a match; an equal. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To match, fit together without space between. 2 (context intransitive English) To copulate. 3 (context intransitive English) To pair in order to raise offspring 4 (context transitive English) To arrange in matched pairs. 5 (context transitive English) To introduce (animals) together for the purpose of breeding. 6 (context transitive English) To marry; to match (a person). 7 (context transitive English) To match oneself against; to oppose as equal; to compete with. 8 (context transitive English) To fit (objects) together without space between. 9 (context transitive aerospace English) To move (a space shuttle orbiter) onto the back of an aircraft that can carry it. Etymology 2
n. (context chess English) Short for checkmate. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To win a game of chess by putting the opponent in checkmate 2 To confuse; to confound. Etymology 3
n. 1 (alternative spelling of maté nodot=1 English), an aromatic tea-like drink prepared from the holly yerba maté ((taxlink Ilex paraguariensis species noshow=1)). 2 The abovementioned plant; the leaves and shoots used for the tea
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" [syn: match, couple, pair, twin]
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" [syn: checkmate]
n. the officer below the master on a commercial ship [syn: first mate]
a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates" [syn: teammate]
the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates"
an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook" [syn: match]
South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea [syn: Paraguay tea, Ilex paraguariensis]
informal term for a friend of the same sex
South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king [syn: checkmate]
Mate may refer to:
Mate (foaled 1928 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1931 Preakness Stakes.
Mate (, ; sometimes hypercorrected as maté in English, but never in Spanish or Portuguese, where it is often pronounced "jerba"), also known as yerba mate, chimarrão or cimarrón , is a traditional South American caffeine-rich infused drink, particularly in Argentina (where it is defined by law as the "national infusion"), Uruguay, Paraguay, the Bolivian Chaco and Southern Brazil, and in southern Chile. It is also consumed in Syria, the largest importer in the world, and by the Druze in Lebanon.
It is prepared by steeping dried leaves of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis, known in Portuguese as erva-mate) in hot water and is served with a metal straw from a shared hollow calabash gourd. The straw is called a bombilla in Spanish, a bomba in Portuguese, and a bombija or, more generally, a masassa (type of straw) in Arabic. The straw is traditionally made of silver. Modern, commercially available straws are typically made of nickel silver, called alpaca; stainless steel, or hollow-stemmed cane. The gourd is known as a mate or a guampa; while in Brazil, it has the specific name of cuia, or also cabaça (the name for Indigenous-influenced calabash gourds in other regions of Brazil, still used for general food and drink in remote regions). Even if the water is supplied from a modern thermos, the infusion is traditionally drunk from mates or cuias.
Yerba mate leaves are dried, chopped, and ground into a powdery mixture called yerba. The bombilla acts as both a straw and a sieve. The submerged end is flared, with small holes or slots that allow the brewed liquid in, but block the chunky matter that makes up much of the mixture. A modern bombilla design uses a straight tube with holes, or a spring sleeve to act as a sieve.
"Tea-bag" type infusions of mate (Spanish: mate cocido, Portuguese: chá mate) have been on the market in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay for many years under such trade names as "Taragüi" in Argentina, "Pajarito" and "Kurupí" in Paraguay, and Matte Leão in Brazil.
Máté may refer to:
- Máté Burkus (born 1990), Hungarian footballer
- Máté Csák (disambiguation), several people
- Máté Fejes, (born 1988), Hungarian ice dancer
- Máté Fenyvesi (born 1933), Hungarian footballer
- Máté Halász (born 1984), Hungarian handballer
- Máté Helebrandt (born 1989), Hungarian racewalker
- Máté Hidvégi (born 1955), Hungarian biochemist
- Máté Katona (born 1990), Hungarian footballer
- Máté Kiss (born 1991), Hungarian footballer
- Máté Kocsis (born 1981), Hungarian jurist and politician
- Máté Lékai (born 1988), Hungarian handballer
- Máté Pátkai (born 1988), Hungarian footballer
- Máté Skriba, (born 1992), Hungarian footballer
- Máté Tóth, (born 1991), Hungarian footballer
- Máté Toroczkai (1553–1616), fifth bishop of the Unitarian Church in Cluj
- Máté Vass (born 1990), Hungarian footballer
- Máté Zalka (born 1896), Hungarian writer and revolutionary
MATE is a desktop environment forked from the now-unmaintained code base of GNOME 2. It is named after the South American plant yerba mate and tea made from the herb, mate. The name was originally all capital letters to follow the nomenclature of other Free Software desktop environments like KDE and LXDE. The backronym "MATE Advanced Traditional Environment" was subsequently adopted by most of the MATE community, again in the spirit of Free Software like GNU. The use of a new name, instead of GNOME, avoids conflicts with GNOME 3 components.
Máté is a surname of Hungarian origin.
Notable examples of the surname Máté include:
A Mate is a Deck naval officer aboard a merchant vessel "sails and tree - ships", such as the chief mate (first mate), second mate, or third mate.
One of the mates is always the watch keeping officer, unless the master takes that responsibility. Each mate also has other duties, such as making the passage planning, overseeing loading and unloading and personnel management.
- Eifler, Edgar G. The Sails and Sails - motor Navy (Naval Architecture Book) Anapolis Academy Navy United States North America Editor, 1960.
Usage examples of "mate".
He should boast of his accomplishment and use it as a warning to any others who might attempt to abscond with the affections of his mate.
Tim had always found himself especially attuned to the deserted charms of Candie Gardens in winter, enjoying the bare traceries of the trees and the widened harbour view, the few points of colour against the monochrome background - the red and pink of the camellias near the top gate, the hanging yellow bells of the winter-flowering abutilon with their red clappers, even the iridescence of the mallard drake circling the largest of the ponds with his speckled mate.
If mi mates ivver tempt me an get me to rooam, Aw sup pop when awm aght an sup whisky at hooam.
She is of a direct line of eight generations of the alated, and because of the strength of her blood you are commanded to take her to mate in hope that you can bring forth a child that is worthy of Mentor!
Himalayas, knowing a mate must be somewhere up there among the alpenglow and mist.
He headed for the fountain to wait for his grandson, treading like a snow leopard across the Himalayas, knowing a mate must be somewhere up there among the alpenglow and mist.
When matesi struggled to escape a shrewd crack over his scalp with a marlin spike quieted him and, with his mates, he was shoved into the longboat and rowed out to where the Gull lay anchored at the edge of the shoals.
Every arachnoid still emerged for sexual mating, and also for certain ritual gymnastic exercises.
While every healthy arachnoid longed to take part in the adventurous new life, he or she longed also, through sheer affection and symbiotic entanglement, to assist his or her ichthyoid mate to have an equal share in that life.
The beast had been killed but there had been a mate and Arthen who should have maintained watch had been taken by surprise.
Say that I am woman, for now the prophecy of this dead Atene lies heavy on my soul, Atene who said that mortal and immortal may not mate.
This meal was fresh fish, beans and onions, bread, oil, and watered wine, but when he tried to leave a big portion for Aumery, his squadron mates frowned and finger-signed their displeasure.
I told the aunt that I found her niece so pretty that I would renounce my bachelorhood if I could find such a mate.
In Basilica, where women had their pick of men, it would be one piss-poor specimen of womanhood who would choose a cripple like Issib for a mate.
Whilst the Grey Swords, bereft of one god, have chosen to kneel before two othersa mated, if riven, pair.