matenoun [ C ]uk /meɪt/ us /meɪt/
mate noun [ C ] (SEXUAL PARTNER)
mate noun [ C ] (FRIEND)
B1 UK informal a friend朋友，伙伴
I usually go out with some of my mates from the office on Saturdays.
She's my best mate. 她是我最好的朋友。
Have you got the time, mate?
- "I've bought you a drink." "Cheers, mate."
- "How was your party?" "Top, mate."
- I'm meeting my mates at seven.