a friend or person one works with
one of a male-female pair, usually of animals
(not in the navy) a ship's officer next in rank below the captain
(of birds or animals) to unite for the purpose of having sexual intercourse, producing young
"it was his first start against his former teammates"
"he loved the mare and all her mates"
"camels hate leaving their mates"
"when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
"he lost the mate to his shoe"
"one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
"Birds mate in the Spring"
"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"
"Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
She expected to see two of his mates but no, the men were strangers.
出自： P. Barker
I was with my mate, John's brother.ssplaymatess, ssrunning matess, ssschoolmatess, etc.
It was like trying to make a move at chess when you were already mated.
出自： G. Orwell
In speed His galley mates the flying steed.
出自： Sir W. Scott
Dogs do not mate with cats.
The queen bee is likely to mate with two or three drones.
后蜂可能会与两三只雄蜂交配。 mate sth with sth
They mated a horse with a donkey.
Farmers keep trying to produce better cattle by mating their strongest bulls with their healthiest cows.