mate Definitions


a suitable companion; a match; an equal.

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


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

to confuse; to confound.

mate thesaurus


Examples include mate

  • * barge captain* barge master* boat pilot* car ferry captain* car ferry master* coastal tug mate* deck officer* docking pilot* ferry boat captain* ferry captain* ferryboat captain* first mate* harbor boat pilot* harbor pilot* harbor tug captain* port captain* river boat captain* river pilot* sailboat captain* ship harbor pilot* tow boat captain* towboat pilot* tug boat captain* tugboat captain* tugboat mate* tugboat operator* tugboat pilot bls.gov

  • despite that may 1967 defection, mcnamara continued to support the war publicly for some time. but as the year wore on, it became clear to observers that he had lost heart. late in november lbj administered the coup de grace--to the official he had once asked to be his vice presidential running mate--by suddenly announcing that mcnamara was leaving the defense department to head the world bank. cia.gov

  • in one study, those drinking more than one liter per day of mate at a very hot temperature had a three-fold increase in risk of esophageal cancer. other studies have shown that consumption of very hot beverages like mate can lead to oral cancers. although the exact mechanism of how mate contributes to cancer is still unknown; available information suggests that mate drinking should be considered one of the risk factors for oral and oropharyngeal cancer. everydayhealth.com

  • the preference of one mate over another is sexual selection. in some cases, a demonstrative mating dance, elegant plumage, or overall size and physical/mental characteristics may influence the decision to mate or not mate with a given individual. in sharp contrast to evasive and camouflaged behaviors to avoid predation, these acts often appear ostentatious, regardless of the negative possible consequences, such as increased predation. some will mate and pass on their genes; others will not. the results of this type of selection are most closely aligned with directional or diversifying selection as it affects the overall population structure. sexual selection is different in that the form of selection is generated by factors within other members of the same species as opposed to an outside event. factmonster.com

  • about 95% of the head start families are receiving afdc; about 85% are single parents. "single" simply means that they are unmarried; many have a mate of some kind, at least someone who is in the house with them some hours of the day. in the full-day class, about 30% are working -- marginally employed -- and about 70% are in school or training. hhs.gov

  • a man does not get his hands out of the tar by becoming second mate. a second mate is expected to put his hands into the tar bucket for tarring the rigging, like the men below him. the first mate is exempt from this dirty work. the rigging is tarred by the hands, and not by brushes. infoplease.com

  • ethan allen & mate and lantern & mate: crossing the score "a dead heat" time 2:24 1/2 in their great match for $10,000 over the union course, l.i. may 18th 1859, mile heats best 3 in 5 to wagons. c1859. | 1 printpga - currier & ives--ethan allen & mat and lantern & mate: crossing the score "a dead heat" ... (d size) [p&p] | lc-dig-pga-00692 (digital file from original print) loc.gov

  • the leaves and twigs of the yerba mate plant are dried, typically over a fire, and steeped in hot water to make an herbal tea. yerba mate may be served cold or hot. this beverage, commonly known simply as mate, is popular in parts of south america. like black tea, yerba mate contains caffeine, which is a stimulant. mayoclinic.org

  • "the use of the pill by women, by changing her mate preferences, might induce women to mate with otherwise less-preferred partners, which might have important consequences for mate choice and reproductive outcomes," said alexandra alvergne, lead author of a study appearing in the october issue of trends in ecology & evolution. medicinenet.com

  • estría en la fosa poplítea. las estrías son producto del estiramiento de la piel, o también pueden deberse a otras causas, como sucede en el síndrome de cushing. la mayoría de las mujeres embarazadas adquieren estrías en algún momento de su embarazo. esta ilustración muestra estrías en la fosa poplítea (área de la corva o parte posterior de la articulación de la rodilla). cuando aparecen por primera vez, las estrías son de color violáceo (entre rojo y morado), pero con el tiempo toman una apariencia blanco mate. medlineplus.gov

  • but while it won't infect mosquitoes naturally, it can be artificially transfected into them, such that succeeding generations are also infected. the advantage as a public health intervention is that infected females can mate with either infected or uninfected males to produce offspring, all of which are infected; but when uninfected females mate with infected males, they cannot lay viable eggs at all, thanks to a phenomenon called cytoplasmic incompatibility. medpagetoday.com

  • when a person eats meat containing live trichinella cysts, the cyst wall is digested, releasing larvae that quickly mature to adulthood and mate in the intestine. after the male worms mate, they die and thus play no further role in infection. the females burrow into the intestinal wall and, after several days, begin to produce larvae. merckmanuals.com

  • since 2014, paraguay mate and tea food supply quantity increased 1.8% year on year. in 2017, the country was number 1 among other countries in mate and tea food supply quantity at 12.99 kilograms. uruguay, argentina and mauritania respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. dominica recorded the best 5 years average growth at +91.3% per year, while serbia recorded the worst performance at -100% per year. nationmaster.com