copulate vs mate what difference

what is difference between copulate and mate

English

Etymology

Latin copulare (to couple) perfect participle, from stem copulat-.

Pronunciation

  • (verb)
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒp.jʊ.leɪt/
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɔ.pjə.leɪt/
    • Rhymes: -ɒpjəleɪt
  • (adjective)
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒp.jʊ.lət/
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɔ.pjə.lət/

Verb

copulate (third-person singular simple present copulates, present participle copulating, simple past and past participle copulated)

  1. (somewhat formal) To engage in sexual intercourse.

Synonyms

  • fuck, have sex, make love, screw, swive, bang, sleep together, boff
  • See also Thesaurus:copulate

Related terms

  • copulin
  • copulation
  • copulator
  • copulatee
  • copulable
  • copulability

Translations

Adjective

copulate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Joined; associated; coupled.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Custom and Education
      the force of custome copulate, and conioyn’d
  2. (grammar) Joining subject and predicate; copulative.
    • 1870, Francis March, A Comparative Grammar of the Anglo-Saxon Language
      Copulate words may be really a simple subject, 1, a repetition of the same notion, often a climax

Anagrams

  • outplace

Italian

Verb

copulate

  1. inflection of copulare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of copulato

Anagrams

  • peculato

Latin

Verb

cōpulāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of cōpulō

References

  • copulate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • copulate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /meɪt/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /meiʔ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Etymology 1

From Middle English mate, a borrowing from Middle Low German mate (messmate) (replacing Middle English mette (table companion, mate, partner), from Old English ġemetta (sharer of food, table-guest)), derived from Proto-Germanic *gamatjô, itself from *ga- (together) (related to German and Dutch ge-) + *matjô (from *matiz (food)), related to Old English mete (food)). From the same Middle Low German source stems German Maat (naval non-commissioned officer). Cognates include Saterland Frisian Moat (friend, buddy, comrade, mate), Dutch maat (mate, partner, colleague, friend). More at Old English ġe-, English co-, English meat. Doublet of maat.

Noun

mate (plural mates)

  1. A fellow, comrade, colleague, partner or someone with whom something is shared, e.g. shipmate, classmate.
    Synonyms: fellow, (poetic, archaic) fere
  2. (especially of a non-human animal) A breeding partner.
  3. (colloquial, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, sometimes elsewhere in the Commonwealth) A friend, usually of the same sex.
    Synonyms: friend, buddy; see also Thesaurus:friend
  4. (colloquial, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, sometimes elsewhere in the Commonwealth) Friendly term of address to a stranger, usually male, of similar age.
    Synonym: buddy
  5. (nautical) In naval ranks, a non-commissioned officer or his subordinate (e.g. Boatswain’s Mate, Gunner’s Mate, Sailmaker’s Mate, etc).
  6. (nautical) A ship’s officer, subordinate to the master on a commercial ship.
  7. (nautical) A first mate.
  8. A technical assistant in certain trades (e.g. gasfitter’s mate, plumber’s mate); sometimes an apprentice.
  9. The other member of a matched pair of objects.
  10. A suitable companion; a match; an equal.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

mate (third-person singular simple present mates, present participle mating, simple past and past participle mated)

  1. (intransitive) To match, fit together without space between.
    Synonyms: match, couple, pair
  2. (intransitive) To copulate.
    Synonyms: couple; see also Thesaurus:copulate
  3. (intransitive) To pair in order to raise offspring.
  4. (transitive) To arrange in matched pairs.
  5. (transitive) To introduce (animals) together for the purpose of breeding.
  6. (transitive, of an animal) To copulate with.
  7. (transitive) To marry; to match (a person).
  8. (transitive) To match oneself against; to oppose as equal; to compete with.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Death
      There is no passion in the mind of man so weak but it mates and masters the fear of death.
  9. (transitive) To fit (objects) together without space between.
  10. (transitive, aerospace) To move (a space shuttle orbiter) onto the back of an aircraft that can carry it.
    Antonym: demate
Derived terms
  • mating
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English verb maten, Middle French mater, from Old French noun mat (checkmate), from Persian شاه مات(šâh mât).

Noun

mate (plural mates)

  1. (chess) Clipping of checkmate.
Translations

Verb

mate (third-person singular simple present mates, present participle mating, simple past and past participle mated)

  1. (chess) Clipping of checkmate.
  2. To confuse; to confound.
Translations

Etymology 3

See maté.

Noun

mate (plural mates)

  1. Alternative spelling of maté, an aromatic tea-like drink prepared from the holly yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis).
  2. The abovementioned plant; the leaves and shoots used for the tea

Anagrams

  • AEMT, ATEM, Atem, META, Meta, Tame, Team, Tema, meat, meta, meta-, tame, team

Asturian

Verb

mate

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of matar

Cebuano

Etymology

Short for English checkmate, from Middle English chekmat, from Old French eschec mat, from Arabic شَاهُ مَاتَ(šāhu māta), from Persian شاه مات(šâh mât, the king [is] amazed).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ma‧te

Noun

mate

  1. (chess) a checkmate

Verb

mate

  1. (chess) to checkmate; to put the king of an opponent into checkmate

Interjection

mate

  1. (chess) checkmate

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:mate.


Dutch

Etymology

A more archaic form of maat (measure), in petrified use in various contexts and expressions. From Middle Dutch mate, from Old Dutch *māta, from Proto-Germanic *mētō.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ma‧te

Noun

mate f (plural maten, diminutive maatje n)

  1. A measure, degree: quantity or intensity of something abstract

See also

  • maat

Verb

mate

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of meten

Fijian

Etymology

From Proto-Central-Pacific *mate, from Proto-Oceanic *mate, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(m-)atay, from Proto-Austronesian *(m-)aCay.

Adjective

mate

  1. dead (no longer alive)

Noun

mate

  1. death

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mat/

Adjective

mate

  1. feminine singular of mat

Verb

mate

  1. inflection of mater:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Anagrams

  • méat

Galician

Verb

mate

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of matar

Gothic

Romanization

matē

  1. Romanization of ????????????????

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.te/
  • Rhymes: -ate
  • Hyphenation: mà‧te

Etymology 1

From Latin māter, from Proto-Italic *mātēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

Noun

mate m (plural mati)

  1. (obsolete) mother
    Synonym: madre

See also

  • pate

Etymology 2

From Quechua mati (gourd).

Alternative forms

  • matè (influenced from French maté)

Noun

mate m (invariable)

  1. (botany) yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis)
  2. maté (beverage)

References

  • mate1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana
  • mate2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams

  • Meta, meta, meta-, metà, team, tema

Japanese

Romanization

mate

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まて

Laboya

Verb

mate

  1. to die

Derived terms

  • haʼmate (to kill)

References

  • Rina, A. Dj.; Kabba, John Lado B. (2011), “mate”, in Kamus Bahasa Lamboya, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat [Dictionary of Lamboya Language, West Sumba Regency], Waikabubak: Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat, page 66

Maori

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mate (compare Hawaiian make, Rapa Nui mate, Tahitian mate), from Proto-Oceanic [Term?] (compare Fijian mate), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(m-)atay (compare Cebuano matay, Chamorro matai, Ilocano matay, Indonesian mati, Javanese mati, Kapampangan mate, mete, Malagasy maty, Malay mati, Palauan mad, Tagalog matay), from Proto-Austronesian *(m-)aCay.

Adjective

mate

  1. dead (no longer alive)

Noun

mate

  1. death
  2. disease
  3. in want of

Derived terms

  • mate hukapuri

Mapudungun

Noun

mate (Raguileo spelling)

  1. The drink maté, prepared of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis).

See also

  • matetun

References

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

mate (imperative mat, present tense mater, passive mates, simple past and past participle mata or matet, present participle matende)

  1. to feed

Synonyms

  • fôre (about animals)

Related terms

  • mat (noun)

References

  • “mate” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Pali

Alternative forms

Adjective

mate

  1. inflection of mata (dead; thought):
    1. masculine/neuter locative singular
    2. masculine accusative plural
    3. feminine vocative singular

Noun

mate

  1. locative singular of mata (opinion)

Portuguese

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Spanish mate, from Quechua mati.

Noun

mate m (uncountable)

  1. (South Brazil) maté (Ilex paraguariensis) (a shrub native to southern South America)
    Synonyms: erva mate, erva
  2. (South Brazil) maté (a beverage prepared from the leaves of this plant)
    Synonym: chimarrão

Etymology 2

Verb

mate

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of matar
    É importante que eu mate seus inimigos.

    It’s important that I kill your enemies.
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of matar
    É importante que ele mate seus inimigos.

    It’s important that he kills your enemies.
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of matar
    Você aí, mate seus inimigos sozinho.

    You there, kill your enemies by yourself.
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of matar
    Você aí, não mate seus inimigos sozinho.

    You there, don’t kill your enemies by yourself.

Rapa Nui

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mate, from Proto-Oceanic *mate, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(m-)atay, from Proto-Austronesian *(m-)aCay.

Adjective

mate

  1. dead (no longer alive)

Verb

mate

  1. to die

Romanian

Etymology

Clipping of matematică.

Noun

mate f (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) maths

Shona

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *màtáì.

Noun

maté 6

  1. saliva (liquid secreted into the mouth)

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmate/, [ˈma.t̪e]

Etymology 1

Borrowed from French mat, mate.

Adjective

mate (plural mates)

  1. matte (not reflective of light)

Etymology 2

From jaque mate (checkmate).

Noun

mate m (plural mates)

  1. (chess) mate, checkmate
    Synonym: jaque mate
  2. (colloquial, El Salvador) a hand gesture
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Quechua mati.

Noun

mate m (plural mates)

  1. maté (the drink prepared from yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis))
  2. a hollow gourd or cup in which maté is traditionally served
  3. (colloquial, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay) head (top part of the body)
    Synonym: cabeza
Derived terms
  • mateína
  • yerba mate, hierba mate
Descendants
  • English: maté, mate
  • French: maté

Etymology 4

Possibly from sense 1 in the sense of “dull” or “not reflective of light.”

Adjective

mate (plural mates)

  1. (South America) tan, tanned (skin colour)

Etymology 5

Clipping of matemática.

Noun

mate f (plural mates)

  1. (colloquial) math / maths
    Synonym: mates

Etymology 6

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

mate

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of matar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of matar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of matar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of matar.

Further reading

  • “mate” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.
  • Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN

Swahili

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *màtáì.

Pronunciation

Noun

mate (ma class, plural only)

  1. saliva (liquid secreted into the mouth)

Tahitian

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mate, from Proto-Oceanic *mate, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(m-)atay, from Proto-Austronesian *(m-)aCay.

Adjective

mate

  1. dead (no longer alive)

Verb

mate

  1. to die

Tetum

Etymology

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *mate, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(m-)atay, from Proto-Austronesian *(m-)aCay.

Adjective

mate

  1. dead (no longer alive)

Noun

mate

  1. death

Verb

mate

  1. to die

Tokelauan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.te/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧te

Etymology 1

From Proto-Polynesian *mate. Cognates include Hawaiian make and Samoan mate.

Verb

mate (plural mamate)

  1. (intransitive) to die
  2. (stative) to be paralysed
  3. (intransitive, of fire) to go out
  4. (intransitive, of players) to go out
  5. (intransitive, of engines) to stop
Usage notes
  • In the sense “to die”, mate is normaly used to refer to plants and animals.
  • When used to refer to a human, mate may be perceived as either disrespectful or humorous.

Etymology 2

From Proto-Polynesian *mate. Cognates include Tongan mate and Samoan mate.

Noun

mate

  1. guess

Verb

mate

  1. (transitive) to guess
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Noun

mate

  1. (to a male) sororal nephew

References

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 229

Tongan

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mate.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ma.te/

Noun

mate

  1. death
  2. the dead

Adjective

mate

  1. dead

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