Companionable Com*pan"ion*a*ble, a. Fitted to be a companion; fit for good fellowship; agreeable; sociable. ``Each companionable guest.'' --Mallett. ``Companionable wit.'' --Clarendon. -- {Com*pan"ion*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Com*pan"ion*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • companionable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ friendly and sociable. DERIVATIVES companionably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • companionable — [kəm pan′yənə bəl] adj. having the qualities of a good companion; sociable companionably adv …   English World dictionary

  • companionable — adjective Date: 14th century marked by, conducive to, or suggestive of companionship ; sociable < companionable people > < companionable laughter > • companionability noun • companionableness noun • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • companionable — adjective Having the characteristics of a worthy companion; friendly and sociable. She returned presently, bringing a smoking basin and a basket of work; and, having placed the former on the hob, drew in her seat, evidently pleased to find me so… …   Wiktionary

  • companionable — adj. Companionable is used with these nouns: ↑silence …   Collocations dictionary

  • companionable — com|pan|ion|a|ble [kəmˈpænjənəbəl] adj literary friendly and pleasant to be with ▪ They sat together in companionable silence . >companionably adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • companionable — com|pan|ion|a|ble [ kəm pænjənəbl ] adjective 1. ) friendly and with the qualities of a good companion 2. ) a companionable occasion is enjoyable because you like the people you are with …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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