Companion hatch
Companion Com*pan"ion (k[o^]m*p[a^]n"y[u^]n), n. [F. compagnon, OF. compaing, fr. an assumed LL. companio (cf. companium fellowship, a mess), fr. L. com- + panis bread. See {Pantry}.] 1. One who accompanies or is in company with another for a longer or shorter period, either from choice or casually; one who is much in the company of, or is associated with, another or others; an associate; a comrade; a consort; a partner. [1913 Webster]

The companions of his fall. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The companion of fools shall smart for it. --Prov. xiii. 20 (Rev. Ver.). [1913 Webster]

Here are your sons again; and I must lose Two of the sweetest companions in the world. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A companion is one with whom we share our bread; a messmate. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

2. A knight of the lowest rank in certain orders; as, a companion of the Bath. [1913 Webster]

3. A fellow; -- in contempt. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. [Cf. OSp. compa[~n]a an outhouse, office.] (Naut.) (a) A skylight on an upper deck with frames and sashes of various shapes, to admit light to a cabin or lower deck. (b) A wooden hood or penthouse covering the companion way; a companion hatch. [1913 Webster]

{Companion hatch} (Naut.), a wooden porch over the entrance or staircase of the cabin.

{Companion ladder} (Naut.), the ladder by which officers ascend to, or descend from, the quarter-deck. --Totten.

{Companion way} (Naut.), a staircase leading to the cabin.

{Knights companions}, in certain honorary orders, the members of the lowest grades as distinguished from knights commanders, knights grand cross, and the like.

Syn: Associate; comrade; mate; compeer; partner; ally; confederate; coadjutor; accomplice. [1913 Webster]


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  • Companion hatch — Hatch Hatch, n. [OE. hacche, AS. h[ae]c, cf. haca the bar of a door, D. hek gate, Sw. h[ a]ck coop, rack, Dan. hekke manger, rack. Prob. akin to E. hook, and first used of something made of pieces fastened together. Cf. {Heck}, {Hack} a frame.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • companion hatch — noun The covering of an opening in a deck • • • Main Entry: ↑companion * * * companion hatch, the covering or hood over a cabin stairway …   Useful english dictionary

  • Companion — Com*pan ion (k[o^]m*p[a^]n y[u^]n), n. [F. compagnon, OF. compaing, fr. an assumed LL. companio (cf. companium fellowship, a mess), fr. L. com + panis bread. See {Pantry}.] 1. One who accompanies or is in company with another for a longer or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Companion ladder — Companion Com*pan ion (k[o^]m*p[a^]n y[u^]n), n. [F. compagnon, OF. compaing, fr. an assumed LL. companio (cf. companium fellowship, a mess), fr. L. com + panis bread. See {Pantry}.] 1. One who accompanies or is in company with another for a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Companion way — Companion Com*pan ion (k[o^]m*p[a^]n y[u^]n), n. [F. compagnon, OF. compaing, fr. an assumed LL. companio (cf. companium fellowship, a mess), fr. L. com + panis bread. See {Pantry}.] 1. One who accompanies or is in company with another for a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hatch — Hatch, n. [OE. hacche, AS. h[ae]c, cf. haca the bar of a door, D. hek gate, Sw. h[ a]ck coop, rack, Dan. hekke manger, rack. Prob. akin to E. hook, and first used of something made of pieces fastened together. Cf. {Heck}, {Hack} a frame.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • companion — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a (often foll. by in, of) a person who accompanies, associates with, or shares with, another (a companion in adversity; they were close companions). b a person, esp. an unmarried or widowed woman, employed to live with and assist… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hatch Up Your Troubles — Infobox Hollywood cartoon cartoon name = Hatch Up Your Troubles series = Tom and Jerry caption = director = William Hanna Joseph Barbera story artist = William Hanna Joseph Barbera animator = Ed Barge Ray Patterson Irven Spence Kenneth Muse… …   Wikipedia

  • companion — Synonyms and related words: Bayard, Don Quixote, Gawain, Lancelot, Ritter, Sidney, Sir Galahad, abigail, accompanier, accompanist, accompanyist, ace, adjunct, ally, alter ego, amah, amiable, amigo, analogon, analogue, associate, attend, attendant …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Booby hatch — Hatch Hatch, n. [OE. hacche, AS. h[ae]c, cf. haca the bar of a door, D. hek gate, Sw. h[ a]ck coop, rack, Dan. hekke manger, rack. Prob. akin to E. hook, and first used of something made of pieces fastened together. Cf. {Heck}, {Hack} a frame.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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