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noun     mate pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] British informal a friend

    He’s over there, talking to his mates.

  2. 2
    [countable] biology an animal’s sexual partner
    1. a.
      someone’s sexual partner

      Do you tell your mate everything?

  3. 3
    [countable] a junior officer in a navy
  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] checkmate in the game of chess
  5. 5
    [countable] an object that belongs with another and forms a pair with it
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