Translation of "mate" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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matenoun [ C ]

uk /meɪt/ us /meɪt/

mate noun [ C ] (SEXUAL PARTNER)

an animal's sexual partner

(動物的)偶
Peacocks use their beautiful tails to attract mates. 孔雀用美麗的尾巴來吸引配偶。

mate noun [ C ] (FRIEND)

B1 UK informal a friend

朋友,夥伴
We've been mates since our school days. 我們從學生時代起就是朋友。
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。

[ as form of address ] UK informal used as a friendly way of talking to someone, especially a man

(尤用作男人間的友善稱呼)老兄,老弟,夥計
Have you got the time, mate?

More examples

  • "I've bought you a drink." "Cheers, mate."
  • "How was your party?" "Top, mate."
  • I'm meeting my mates at seven.

mate noun [ C ] (HELPER)

UK a person who is employed to help a skilled worker

助手,幫手
a carpenter's/plumber's mate 木工/管道工的助手

mate noun [ C ] (SHIP)

a type of officer on a trading ship rather than a military ship

(商船上的)大副
He had worked as a ship's mate for ten years. 他當了十年的大副。

mateverb [ I or T ]

uk /meɪt/ us /meɪt/

to have sex and produce young, or to make animals do this

(使)交配
Tigers mate repeatedly over a period of several days. 老虎在幾天裡多次交配。
Mating a horse with a donkey produces a mule. 馬和驢交配後生出騾子。

Idiom(s)

-matesuffix

uk / -meɪt/ us / -meɪt/

used to show that two people share a space or are involved in the same activity

…同伴
flat mate 合住一個公寓的室友
team-mate 隊友
workmate 同事

(Translation of “mate” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)