companion

  • 1 Companion — may refer to: A friend or acquaintance you associate yourself with Companion (caregiving), a nurse assistant or similar professional who assists a patient one on one Companion (ship), an architectural feature of ships Companion animal, a pet… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 companion — COMPANIÓN, OÁNĂ, companioni, oane, s.m. şi f. (Franţuzism). 1. Camarad, tovarăş. 2. Persoană care făcea parte dintr o societate comercială, artistică etc. – Din fr. compagnon. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  COMPANIÓN s. v.… …

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  • 4 Companion — Com*pan ion, v. t. 1. To be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany. [R.] Ruskin. [1913 Webster] 2. To qualify as a companion; to make equal. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Companion me with my mistress. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 companion — c.1300, from O.Fr. compagnon fellow, mate, friend, partner (12c.), from L.L. companionem (nom. companio), lit. bread fellow, messmate, from L. com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + panis bread. Found first in 6c. Frankish Lex Salica, and probably a… …

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  • 6 companion — ► NOUN 1) a person with whom one spends time or travels. 2) each of a pair of things intended to complement or match each other. 3) (Companion) a member of the lowest grade of certain orders of knighthood. DERIVATIVES companionship noun. ORIGIN… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 companion — companion1 [kəm pan′yən] n. [ME compainoun < OFr compagnon < VL * companio, lit., bread fellow, messmate (calque of Goth gahlaiba, one who eats of the same bread < ga , with + hlaifs, bread, LOAF1) < L com , with + panis, bread] 1. a… …

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  • 8 companion — index associate, cohort, colleague, complement, confederate, consociate, consort, copartner (business associate) …

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  • 9 companion — n comrade, *associate, crony Analogous words: *friend, confidant, intimate, acquaintance: *partner, colleague: attendant, escort, chaperon (see corresponding verbs at ACCOMPANY) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 companion — [n] helper, friend accompaniment, accomplice, aide, ally, assistant, associate, attendant, buddy, chaperon, colleague, comate, complement, comrade, concomitant, confederate, consort, convoy, counterpart, cousin, co worker, crony, cuz*, double,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 companion — n. 1) a boon, close, inseparable companion 2) a life; traveling companion 3) a companion for, to (she worked as a companion to an elderly woman) * * * [kəm pænɪən] close display feel have companion inseparable companion …

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  • 13 companion — 01. Her sister was her constant [companion] for the last few months before she died. 02. Dogs are important [companions] for many people who live on the street. 03. He lives a life alone, with only his cat as a [companion]. 04. It is important to …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 companion — com|pan|ion W3 [kəmˈpænjən] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: compagnon, from Late Latin companio, from Latin com ( COM ) + panis bread, food ] 1.) someone you spend a lot of time with, especially a friend ▪ For ten years he had been her… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 companion —    The etymological idea behind ‘companion’ is ‘one with whom one shares bread’, a mess mate. In third person reference it usually has positive associations, but by the end of the sixteenth century, in vocative use, it was being used with… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 16 companion — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ agreeable (esp. BrE), boon (literary), charming, delightful, entertaining, good, pleasant, wonderful ▪ close …

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  • 17 companion */*/ — UK [kəmˈpænjən] / US noun [countable] Word forms companion : singular companion plural companions 1) someone who is with you a travelling companion a) a friend or pet that you spend a lot of time with The dog soon became my constant companion. b) …

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  • 18 companion — companion1 companionless, adj. /keuhm pan yeuhn/, n. 1. a person who is frequently in the company of, associates with, or accompanies another: my son and his two companions. 2. a person employed to accompany, assist, or live with another in the… …

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  • 19 companion — com|pan|ion [ kəm pænjən ] noun count ** 1. ) someone who is with you: a traveling companion a ) a friend who you spend a lot of time with: The dog soon became my constant companion. b ) someone who is paid to live or travel with another person 2 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 companion — noun (C) 1 someone you spend a lot of time with especially someone you are travelling with or a friend: His dog became his closest companion during the last years of his life. | constant companion (=someone you are always with) 2 one of a pair of …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English