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companion

Noun

1 a person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms" [syn: comrade, fellow, familiar, associate]
2 a traveler who accompanies you [syn: fellow traveler, fellow traveller]
3 one paid to accompany or assist or live with another v : be a companion to somebody [syn: company, accompany, keep company]

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English

Etymology

From compaignon (French: compagnon), from companionem (nominative of companio) (with + bread).

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A friend, acquaintance, or partner; someone with whom one spends time or keeps company
    His dog has been his trusted companion for the last five years.
  2. A person employed to accompany or travel with another.
  3. The framework on the quarterdeck of a sailing ship through which daylight entered the cabins below.
  4. The covering of a hatchway on an upper deck which leads to the companionway; the stairs themselves.

Translations

someone with whom one spends time or keeps company

Extensive Definition

Companion may refer to:
In fiction:
companion in German: Gefährte
companion in French: Compagnon

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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