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mate

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noun
1 noun informal friendcara masc5  c m ucomrádaí masc4  c m uméithe's a good mate of mine comrádaí mór de mo chuid atá ann, is cara mór liom é, táimid an-mhór le chéilethey became mates d'éirigh siad mór le chéilethey were best mates ba dhlúthchomrádaithe iad, ba chairde cléibh iad 2 noun informal form of addresssorry, mate tá brón orm, a chomrádaí; tá mé buartha, a chara; tá brón orm, a dheartháir
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3 noun (also -mate) colleague, partnercomrádaí masc4  c m ucomhghleacaí masc4  c m ushe didn't tell her band-mates ní dúirt sí lena comhghleacaithe sa bhuíon cheoilthey were sparring mates bhídís ag speáráil lena chéilehe was a cell-mate of mine bhí sé in aon chillín liom, bhí sé sa chillín céanna liom 4 noun sexual partnerpáirtí masc4  c m ucéile masc4  c m u 5 noun ZOOL one of a paircéile masc4  c m uinsects use signals to attract a mate úsáideann feithidí comharthaí chun céile a mhealladhif a blackbird loses its mate má chailleann an lon dubh a chéile, má chailleann an lon dubh a leathéan 6 noun sth that forms a pair with sth elseleathcheann masc1leathbhreac masc1  c m ucan you find the mate of this cable? an féidir leat leathcheann an chábla seo a fháil?I've lost the mate of this glove tá leathlámhainn an chinn seo caillte agam 7 noun NAUT officermáta masc4ship's mate máta loinge 8 noun junior workercúntóir masc3  c m ubuilder's mate cúntóir tógálaí 9 noun checkmatemarbhsháinn fem2
verb
10 verb ZOOL have sex with another animal INTRANSITIVEcúpláil verb  c m u 11 verb AGR, ZOOL put animals together to produce young TRANSITIVEcúpláil verb  c m uif a brown female is mated with a grey male má chúpláiltear ceann baineann donn le ceann fireann liath 12 verb checkmate TRANSITIVEmarbhsháinnigh verb
phrases

to mate for life

swans mate for life fanann na healaí ina bpéirí lena saol