Syria mated the nerve agent with Scud missiles acquired from the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s.
Ophelia was to be mated to a pure Dane owned by a captain, who promised to bring "Prince" on his next trip from Europe.
I play and lo, all things are mated, Love giving, love receiving.
If our friend, Mr. Cobbe was mated to that hideous scold, Mrs. Cole, I reckon he would not get too much line.
So far as I knew to the contrary, my only child was mated to a felon.
Her name was called Lady Helena Herring and her age was 25 and she mated well with the earl.
He was mated with Adolphe, who was inclined to treat him as an inferior.
Many of these mated with the unattached coyotes as they straggled north.
Laurent found that he was mated to a woman who already had a drowned man for husband.
A man, forging destinies, is a king, to be mated only with a woman who loves.
"associate, fellow, comrade," mid-14c., also "companion" (late 14c.), from Middle Low German mate, gemate "one eating at the same table, messmate," from Proto-Germanic *ga-maton "having food (*matiz) together (*ga-)," which is etymologically identical with companion. Cognate with Danish and Swedish mat, German Maat "mate," Dutch maat, from German. Meaning "one of a wedded pair" is attested from 1540s. Used as a form of address by sailors, laborers, etc., since at least mid-15c. Meaning "officer on a merchant vessel is from late 15c.
in chess, "a condition of checkmate," c.1300, mat, from Middle French mat, from Old French mater (see mate (v.2)).
c.1500, "to equal, rival," 1590s as "to match, couple, marry, join in marriage," from mate (n.1). Also, of animals, "to pair for the purpose of breeding." Related: Mated; mating.
"checkmate," c.1300, from Old French mater "to checkmate, defeat, overcome," from mat "checkmated" (see checkmate (v.)).
mate 1 (māt)
Either of a pair of animals or birds that associate in order to propagate.
Either of a pair of animals brought together for breeding.
To become joined in marriage.
To be paired for reproducing; breed.
A friend of the same sex; a friend or companion: Give me a hand, mate (1380+)