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English definition of “mate”

mate

noun [C]     /meɪt/
FRIEND UK informal B1 a friend: She's my best mate. Pete was there with a couple of mates.Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries
TALKING TO A MAN UK informal You call a man 'mate' when you are speaking to him informally: Thanks, mate.Friendly and unfriendly terms of address
ANIMAL an animal's sexual partner: Swans keep the same mate throughout their life.Animal reproduction
(Definition of mate noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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