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1    an evergreen tree, Ilex paraguariensis, cultivated in South America for its leaves, which contain caffeine: family Aquifoliaceae  
2    a stimulating milky beverage made from the dried leaves of this tree,   (Also called)    Paraguay tea, yerba, yerba maté  
     (C18: from American Spanish (originally referring to the vessel in which the drink was brewed), from Quechua máti gourd)  

first mate  
      n   an officer second in command to the captain of a merchant ship,   (Also called)    first officer  
fool's mate  
      n     (Chess)   a checkmate achieved by Black's second move: the quickest possible mate  
mate   [1]  
1    the sexual partner of an animal  
2    a marriage partner  
a    Informal     (chiefly Brit., Austral., and N.Z.)   a friend, usually of the same sex: often used between males in direct address  
b    in combination   an associate, colleague, fellow sharer, etc.  
a classmate, a flatmate     
4    one of a pair of matching items  
5      (Nautical)  
a       short for       first mate  
b    any officer below the master on a commercial ship  
c    a warrant officer's assistant on a ship  
6    (in some trades) an assistant  
a plumber's mate     
7    Archaic   a suitable associate  
8    to pair (a male and female animal) or (of animals) to pair for reproduction  
9    to marry or join in marriage  
10    tr   to join as a pair; match  
     (C14: from Middle Low German; related to Old English gemetta table-guest, from mete meat)  
  mateless      adj  
mate   [2]  
      vb     (Chess)      See       checkmate  
mate's rates  
      pl n     (N.Z.)  
informal   preferential rates of payment offered to a friend  
running mate  
1      (U.S.)   a candidate for the subordinate of two linked positions, esp. a candidate for the vice-presidency  
2    a horse that pairs another in a team  
scholar's mate  
      n     (Chess)   a simple mate by the queen on the f7 square, achievable by white's fourth move  
second mate  
      n   the next in command of a merchant vessel after the first mate,   (Also called)    second officer  
smothered mate  
      n     (Chess)   checkmate given by a knight when the king is prevented from moving by surrounding men  
soul mate  
      n   a person for whom one has a deep affinity, esp. a lover, wife, husband, etc.  
      n   a fellow member of a team  
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1    better half     (humorous)   husband, partner, significant other     (U.S. informal)   spouse, wife  
2      (informal)   buddy     (informal)   china     (Brit. slang)   chum     (informal)   cock     (Brit. informal)   comrade, crony, friend, homeboy     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   pal     (informal)  
3    associate, colleague, companion, compeer, co-worker, fellow-worker  
4    assistant, helper, subordinate  
5    companion, double, fellow, match, twin  
6    breed, copulate, couple, pair  
7    marry, match, wed  
8    couple, join, match, pair, yoke  

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cell mate (in a prison)
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
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