- The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
- The flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
- The inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone; "black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell"
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Definitions of: MATES
- A person's partner in marriage
- A fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates"
- South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
- One of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
- Place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
- Bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
- A pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
- Engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"
- A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
- An exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is m
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- Indian-european language group
- (n.) The elastic, aeriform fluid into which water is converted when heated to the boiling points; water in the state of vapor.
- (n.) The mist formed by condensed vapor; visible vapor; -- so called in popular usage.
- (n.) Any exhalation.
- (v. i.) To emit steam or vapor.
- (v. i.) To rise in vapor; to issue, or pass off, as vapor.
- (v. i.) To move or travel by the agency of steam.
- (v. i.) To generate steam; as, the boiler steams well.
- (v. t.) To exhale.
- (v. t.) To expose to the action of steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing; as, to steam wood; to steamcloth; to steam food, etc.
- Make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans; "The horse was domesticated a long time ago"; "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"
- Overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
- Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
- Make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
- Correct by punishment or discipline
- Two or more draft animals that work together to pull something
- Form a team; "We teamed up for this new project"
- A cooperative unit (especially in sports)