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4 letters words from 'mate'

MATE 6MEAT 6
META 6TAME 6
TEAM 6 

3 letters words from 'mate'

AME 5ATE 3
EAT 3ETA 3
MAE 5MAT 5
MET 5TAE 3
TAM 5TEA 3

2 letters words from 'mate'

AE 2AM 4
AT 2EA 2
EM 4ET 2
MA 4ME 4
TA 2TE 2

All 4 letters words made out of mate

mate amte mtae tmae atme tame maet amet meat emat aemt eamt mtea tmea meta emta tema etma atem taem aetm eatm team etam

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word mate. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in mate.

Definitions and meaning of mate

mate

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /meɪt/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /meiʔ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Etymology 1

From Middle English mate, a borrowing from Middle Low German mate (messmate) (replacing Middle English mette from Old English ġemetta (sharer of food, table-guest)), derived from Proto-Germanic *gamatjô, itself from *ga- (together) (related to German and Dutch ge-) + *matjô (from *matiz (food)), related to Old English mete (food)). From the same Middle Low German source stems German Maat (naval non-commissioned officer). Cognates include Saterland Frisian Moat (friend, buddy, comrade, mate), Dutch maat (mate, partner, colleague, friend). More at ge-, co-, meat.

Noun

mate (plural mates)

  1. A fellow, comrade, colleague, partner or someone with whom something is shared, e.g. shipmate, classmate.
  2. (especially of a non-human animal) A breeding partner.
  3. (colloquial, Britain, Australia, New Zealand) A friend, usually of the same sex.
  4. (colloquial, Britain, Australia, New Zealand) friendly term of address to a stranger, usually male, of similar age
  5. (nautical) In naval ranks, a non-commissioned officer or his subordinate (e.g. Boatswain's Mate, Gunner's Mate, Sailmaker's Mate, etc).
  6. (nautical) A ship's officer, subordinate to the master on a commercial ship.
  7. (nautical) 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.
Synonyms
  • fellow
  • fere (poetic, archaic)
  • friend
  • buddy
  • sir
  • partner
  • See also Thesaurus:friend
  • See also Thesaurus:spouse
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

mate (third-person singular simple present mates, present participle mating, simple past and past participle mated)

  1. (intransitive) To match, fit together without space between.
  2. (intransitive) To copulate.
  3. (intransitive) To pair in order to raise offspring
  4. (transitive) To arrange in matched pairs.
  5. (transitive) To introduce (animals) together for the purpose of breeding.
  6. (transitive, of an animal) To copulate with.
  7. (transitive) To marry; to match (a person).
  8. (transitive) To match oneself against; to oppose as equal; to compete with.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Death
      There is no passion in the mind of man so weak but it mates and masters the fear of death.
  9. (transitive) To fit (objects) together without space between.
  10. (transitive, aerospace) To move (a space shuttle orbiter) onto the back of an aircraft that can carry it.
Synonyms
  • couple
  • match
  • pair
Antonyms
  • (aerospace): demate
Derived terms
  • mating
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English verb maten, Middle French mater, from Old French noun mat (checkmate), from Persian شاه مات(šâh mât).

Noun

mate (plural mates)

  1. (chess) Clipping of checkmate.
Translations

Verb

mate (third-person singular simple present mates, present participle mating, simple past and past participle mated)

  1. (chess) Clipping of checkmate.
  2. To confuse; to confound.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
Translations

Etymology 3

See maté.

Noun

mate (plural mates)

  1. Alternative spelling of maté, an aromatic tea-like drink prepared from the holly yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis).
  2. The abovementioned plant; the leaves and shoots used for the tea

Anagrams

  • AEMT, ATEM, Atem, META, Meta, Tame, Team, Tema, meat, meta, meta-, tame, team

Asturian

Verb

mate

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of matar

Cebuano

Etymology

Short for English checkmate, from Middle English chekmat, from Old French eschec mat, from Arabic شَاهُ مَاتَ(šāhu māta), from Persian شاه مات(šâh mât, the king [is] amazed).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ma‧te

Noun

mate

  1. (chess) a checkmate

Verb

mate

  1. (chess) to checkmate; to put the king of an opponent into checkmate

Interjection

mate

  1. (chess) checkmate

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:mate.


Dutch

Etymology

A more archaic form of maat (measure), in petrified use in various contexts and expressions. From Middle Dutch mate, from Old Dutch *māta, from Proto-Germanic *mētō.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ma‧te

Noun

mate f (plural maten, diminutive maatje n)

  1. A measure, degree: quantity or intensity of something abstract

See also

  • maat

Verb

mate

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of meten

Fijian

Etymology

From Proto-Central-Pacific *mate, from Proto-Oceanic *mate, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(m-)atay, from Proto-Austronesian *(m-)aCay.

Adjective

mate

  1. dead (no longer alive)

Noun

mate

  1. death

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mat/

Adjective

mate

  1. feminine singular of mat

Verb

mate

  1. inflection of mater:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Anagrams

  • méat

Galician

Verb

mate

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of matar

Gothic

Romanization

matē

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐍄𐌴

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.te/
  • Rhymes: -ate
  • Hyphenation: mà‧te

Etymology 1

From Latin māter, from Proto-Italic *mātēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

Noun

mate m (plural mati)

  1. (obsolete) mother
    Synonym: madre

See also

  • pate

Etymology 2

From Quechua mati (gourd).

Alternative forms

  • matè (influenced from French maté)

Noun

mate m (invariable)

  1. (botany) yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis)
  2. maté (beverage)

References

  • mate1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • mate2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Japanese

Romanization

mate

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まて

Laboya

Verb

mate

  1. to die

Derived terms

  • haʼmate (to kill)

References

  • Rina, A. Dj.; Kabba, John Lado B. (2011) , “mate”, in Kamus Bahasa Lamboya, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat [Dictionary of Lamboya Language, West Sumba Regency], Waikabubak: Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat, page 66

Maori

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mate (compare Hawaiian make, Rapa Nui mate, Tahitian mate), from Proto-Oceanic [Term?] (compare Fijian mate), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(m-)atay (compare Cebuano matay, Chamorro matai, Ilocano matay, Indonesian mati, Javanese mati, Kapampangan mate, mete, Malagasy maty, Malay mati, Palauan mad, Tagalog matay), from Proto-Austronesian *(m-)aCay.

Adjective

mate

  1. dead (no longer alive)

Noun

mate

  1. death
  2. disease
  3. in want of

Derived terms

  • mate hukapuri

Mapudungun

Noun

mate (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. The drink maté, prepared of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis).

See also

  • matetun

References

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

mate (imperative mat, present tense mater, passive mates, simple past and past participle mata or matet, present participle matende)

  1. to feed

Synonyms

  • fôre (about animals)

Related terms

  • mat (noun)

References

  • “mate” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Pali

Alternative forms

Adjective

mate

  1. inflection of mata (dead; thought):
    1. masculine/neuter locative singular
    2. masculine accusative plural
    3. feminine vocative singular

Noun

mate

  1. locative singular of mata (opinion)

Portuguese

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Spanish mate, from Quechua mati.

Noun

mate m (uncountable)

  1. (South Brazil) maté (Ilex paraguariensis) (a shrub native to southern South America)
    Synonyms: erva mate, erva
  2. (South Brazil) maté (a beverage prepared from the leaves of this plant)
    Synonym: chimarrão

Etymology 2

Verb

mate

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of matar
    É importante que eu mate seus inimigos.
    It’s important that I kill your enemies.
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of matar
    É importante que ele mate seus inimigos.
    It’s important that he kills your enemies.
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of matar
    Você aí, mate seus inimigos sozinho.
    You there, kill your enemies by yourself.
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of matar
    Você aí, não mate seus inimigos sozinho.
    You there, don’t kill your enemies by yourself.

Rapa Nui

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mate, from Proto-Oceanic *mate, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(m-)atay, from Proto-Austronesian *(m-)aCay.

Adjective

mate

  1. dead (no longer alive)

Verb

mate

  1. to die

Shona

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *màtáì.

Noun

maté class 6

  1. saliva (liquid secreted into the mouth)

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmate/, [ˈmat̪e]

Etymology 1

Borrowed from French mat, mate.

Adjective

mate (plural mates)

  1. matte (not reflective of light)

Etymology 2

From jaque mate (checkmate).

Noun

mate m (plural mates)

  1. (chess) mate, checkmate
    Synonym: jaque mate
  2. (colloquial, El Salvador) A hand gesture.
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Quechua mati.

Noun

mate m (plural mates)

  1. maté (the drink prepared from yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis))
  2. a hollow gourd or cup in which maté is traditionally served
  3. (colloquial, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay) head (top part of the body)
    Synonym: cabeza
Derived terms
  • mateína
  • yerba mate, hierba mate
Descendants
  • English: maté, mate
  • French: maté

Etymology 4

Possibly from sense 1 in the sense of "dull" or "not reflective of light."

Adjective

mate (plural mates)

  1. (South America) tan, tanned (skin colour)

Etymology 5

Clipping of matemática.

Noun

mate f (plural mates)

  1. (colloquial) math / maths
    Synonym: mates

Etymology 6

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

mate

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of matar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of matar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of matar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of matar.

Further reading

  • “mate” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.
  • Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN

Swahili

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *màtáì.

Noun

mate (ma class, plural only)

  1. saliva (liquid secreted into the mouth)

Tahitian

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mate, from Proto-Oceanic *mate, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(m-)atay, from Proto-Austronesian *(m-)aCay.

Adjective

mate

  1. dead (no longer alive)

Verb

mate

  1. to die

Tongan

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mate.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ma.te/

Noun

mate

  1. death
  2. the dead

Adjective

mate

  1. dead

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to couple with.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)