'Mating' definitions:

Definition of 'mating'

From: WordNet
The act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring" [syn: coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union]

Definition of 'Mating'

  • Mate \Mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mated; p. pr. & vb. n. Mating.]
  • 1. To match; to marry. [1913 Webster]
  • If she be mated with an equal husband. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To match one's self against; to oppose as equal; to compete with. [1913 Webster]
  • There is no passion in the mind of man so weak but it mates and masters the fear of death. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
  • I, . . . in the way of loyalty and truth, . . . Dare mate a sounder man than Surrey can be. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To breed; to bring (animals) together for the purpose of breeding; as, she mated a doberman with a German shepherd. [PJC]
  • 4. To join together; to fit together; to connect; to link; as, he mated a saw blade to a broom handle to cut inaccessible branches. [PJC]

Synonyms of 'mating'

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