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helpmate

1. A companion who provides assistance or support, especially a wife or husband. It's only by the support of my lifelong helpmate that I was able to get through the hardship of my father's death.
2. Anything or anyone that aids, assists, or is helpful, especially regularly or constantly. We've entered an age where phones are no longer merely tools for communication—they've become helpmates in nearly every facet of life.

she'll be right(, mate)

Everything will be OK; things will get better; don't worry about it. Primarily heard in Australia. Dave: "I'm just really worried that something's going to go wrong at the conference." Jim: "I know she'll be right, with how hard you've worked!" Sarah: "Things have felt really rocky between me and John lately." Janet: "She'll be right, mate. I'm sure it's just the stress of his final exams that's making things hard at the moment."

she'll be apples

Everything will be fine; things will get better; don't worry about it. Primarily heard in Australia. Don't worry about the presentation. She'll be apples, considering how hard you've worked! A: "Things have felt really rocky between me and John lately." B: "She'll be apples, mate. I'm sure it's just the stress of his final exams that's making things hard at the moment."
See also: apple

she's right(, mate)

Everything will be OK; things will get better; don't worry about it. Primarily heard in Australia. Dave: "I'm just really worried that something's going to go wrong at the conference." Jim: "She's right. With how hard you've worked, it will be great!" Sarah: "Things have felt really rocky between me and John lately." Janet: "She's right, mate. I'm sure it's just the stress of his final exams that's making things hard at the moment."

she's sweet(, mate)

Everything will be OK; things will get better; don't worry about it. Primarily heard in Australia. Dave: "I'm just really worried that something's going to go wrong at the conference." Jim: "She's sweet. With how hard you've worked, it will be great!" Sarah: "Things have felt really rocky between me and John lately." Janet: "She's sweet, mate. I'm sure it's just the stress of his final exams that's making things hard at the moment."

label mate

Someone who is a recording artist with the same studio label (as another person). I was a little worried to become label mates with a such a controversial artist, but the extra publicity has actually helped spur sales of our albums as well. The two were label mates for nearly 15 years before becoming a couple.
See also: label, mate

mate with

1. To copulate so as to produce children or offspring with. The female praying mantis is notorious for eating the head of its male mate after—or sometimes while—mating with him. A: "She's a nice girl and all, but I don't know if she's someone I'd want to mate with." B: "Ugh, can you please not refer to it as mating?"
2. To pair an animal with a mate so that the two will copulate and produce offspring. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "mate" and "with." I'm been mating my English bulldog with a number of female dogs around the state.
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mate someone with someone

 and mate an animal with some other animal
to pair or breed people or animals. The king sought to mate his daughter with the son of a magician. Harry wanted to mate his guppies with June's guppies.
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mate with an animal

[for an animal] to copulate with its own kind. The gander mated with the goose in the barnyard. The coyote acted as if it wanted to mate with the dog.
See also: animal, mate

mate with someone

to marry with someone, and presumably, to copulate with someone. Did you meet anyone you would like to mate with and spend the rest of your life with?
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label mate

n. someone who records on the same label (as the speaker). (Record industry.) Frank Duke is my label mate, and we like to get together and gossip about the record industry.
See also: label, mate
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Out of 225 queens released in polycarbonate box 169 queens mated whereas 139 and 111 queen mated with males in iron mesh box and wooden box respectively.
Blonde Lucy, runner-up in the Caffreys National Oaks at Nottingham in 2009, has been mated to Droopys Bogart.
Three singly mated animals did accept a second sperm donation immediately after laying their first egg mass (Fig.
Twenty-three of 28 males (82.1%) mated with the first virgin female presented them within the 30 min period.
The procedure for extracting sex pheromones from either mated or virgin females was the same.
Most females mated only once; only a small percentage (7%) of females mated twice (Table 1).
Overall, hydrocarbon extracts and synthetic 7-tricosene both increased the speed with which Canton-S females mated with Tai-Y males.
cactorum at 200 Gy were found, and no differences in mating frequency or longevity of ir radiated male moths or of female moths mated to irradiated males were detected in our laboratory tests.
Following the methods presented above, females were mated and held for testing 1 week later.
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These 4 males were not included in further analysis so that information presented below is only based on males that successfully mated. The remaining 15 males mated a total of 32 times under our laboratory conditions resulting in a mean mating frequency of 2.2 mating events per male.
When virgins received corpora allata from mated beetles, their phenoloxidase activity dropped--about a fifth for males and a half for females--compared with virgins receiving transplants from unmated donors.
Adult females mated on the side to boost genetic diversity within their home groups, the researchers suggested.
Females forced to wait 9 days to mate after they've molted into adults bear fewer young in their first clutch than roaches that mated sooner do, the scientists report in the July 31 PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.