In Ghana, West Africa, this would be the conductor of a Tro-Tro. The mate collects bus fares, makes change, signals stops, arranges passengers and advertizes the tro-tro route, simultaneously.
Passenger: "Mate, Bus-stop, Atomic Junction"

Translation: Mate, could you please stop the van at Atomic Junction (name of a bus stop).

Mate: Pounds on door (and driver stops)

Passenger: Meedaase.

Translation: Thank-you
by & March 29, 2006
When something is favourable, that thing is mate.
Aw mate, that was fuckin' well mate.
My mate? He's mate, mate.
by Womsam December 04, 2007
a word that is commonly used by irish males,generally between the ages of twenty one up to the mid thirties.

it is a word that has only come to light over previous years,and is generally used when a male does not want to become very well attached to another individual (another male) ,often heard in the workplace,a bar,a nightclub,on a street corner,a pool hall,anywhere really.

The word "mate" is used in a completley different way from its use in Austrailia and new Zealand,and also Great Britain,and is not to be confused.

(chiefly used in the north/south dublin area,and its leafy suburbs)
"Alrite mate,whats the craic? you never got back to me."

"ah not much happenin' here,look mate,id better head off,im up to me eyeballs in work,seeya mate"

"whats the story mate? what were you doin' slackin' off work??"
by Roland808 January 27, 2009
Pronouced like Ma-ddie ]

A Bawm Ass Singer Who Is SUPER HELLA GORGEOUS And Super Obsessed With Twilight!
Like No Joke !!
Dayummmmmm. She Sings Like A Mate !!
by A.R.R June 27, 2009
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