comrade
noun Etymology: Middle French camarade group sleeping in one room, roommate, companion, from Old Spanish camarada, from cámara room, from Late Latin camera, camara — more at chamber Date: 1544 1. a. an intimate friend or associate ; companion b. a fellow soldier 2. [from its use as a form of address by communists] communistcomradeliness nouncomradely adjectivecomradeship noun

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  • Comrade — Com rade (? or ?; 277), n. [Sp. camarada, fr. L. camara, a chamber; hence, a chamber fellowship, and then a chamber fellow: cf. F. camarade. Cf. {Chamber}.] A mate, companion, or associate. [1913 Webster] And turned my flying comrades to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comrade — ► NOUN 1) (among men) a companion who shares one s activities or is a fellow member of an organization. 2) (also comrade in arms) a fellow soldier. 3) a fellow socialist or communist. DERIVATIVES comradely adjective comradeship noun …   English terms dictionary

  • comrade — index cohort, colleague, confederate, consociate, consort, contributor (contributor), copartner ( …   Law dictionary

  • comrade — 1590s, one who shares the same room, from M.Fr. camarade (16c.), from Sp. camarada chamber mate, originally chamberful, from L. camera (see CAMERA (Cf. camera)). In Spanish, a collective noun referring to one s company. In 17c., sometimes… …   Etymology dictionary

  • comrade — *associate, companion, crony Analogous words: *friend, intimate, confidant: colleague, *partner, confederate, ally …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • comrade — [n] ally associate, bosom buddy, buddy, chum, colleague, comate, companion, compatriot, compeer, confederate, confidant, confidante, co worker, crony, friend, intimate, mate, pal, partner, sidekick; concept 423 Ant. enemy, foe, opponent …   New thesaurus

  • comrade — [käm′rad΄, käm′rəd] n. [Fr camarade < Sp camarada, chamber mate < L camera: see CAMERA] 1. a friend; close companion 2. a person who shares interests and activities in common with others; partner; associate: used as a form of address, as in …   English World dictionary

  • Comrade — Comrades redirects here. For other uses, see Comrades (disambiguation). This article is about the word. For the 2011 film, see Comrade (film). Comrade means friend , colleague , or ally . The word comes from French camarade. The term is… …   Wikipedia

  • comrade —    This word is similar to ‘chum’ in some respects. Both words originally meant ‘chamber mate’ and both came to have the general meaning of ‘friend’. ‘Comrade’, however, was early associated with comrades in arms, fellow soldiers who shared one’s …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • comrade — n. 1) one s fallen comrades 2) a comrade in arms 3) an old comrade * * * [ kɒmr(e)ɪd] a comrade in arms an old comrade one s fallen comrades …   Combinatory dictionary

  • comrade — UK [ˈkɒmreɪd] / US [ˈkɑmˌræd] noun [countable] Word forms comrade : singular comrade plural comrades 1) mainly literary a friend, especially someone you have fought together with in a war or worked with 2) Comrade used for talking to or about a… …   English dictionary

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