Meaning: of or relating to a marriage partner
Meaning: mated sexually
Meaning: used of gloves, socks, etc.
He located them, but it was only several staid old couples, a long time mated, and busy with their nest-building.
Had they been fairly mated, he had no more dared to put his nose within the gates of Dort than dare one of you here to go down yonder amid Count William's lions!"
The newly mated pair finally made up; the females speedily resumed their coquetting, and forgot the captivating stranger--all save the poor little one that had been kissed by accident.
He screamed a "Chip" of such savage jealousy at a pair of killdeer lovers that he sent them scampering down the river bank without knowing that the crime of which they stood convicted was that of being mated when he was not.