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com·pan·ion 1

 (kəm-păn′yən)
n.
1.
a. A person who accompanies or associates with another; a comrade.
b. A domestic partner.
2. A person employed to assist, live with, or travel with another.
3. One of a pair or set of things; a mate.
tr.v. com·pan·ioned, com·pan·ion·ing, com·pan·ions
To be a companion to; accompany.

[Middle English compaignyon, from Old French compaignon, from Vulgar Latin *compāniō, *compāniōn- : Latin com-, com- + Latin pānis, bread; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]

com·pan·ion 2

 (kəm-păn′yən)
n. Nautical
A companionway.

companion

(kəmˈpænjən)
n
1. a person who is an associate of another or others; comrade
2. (esp formerly) an employee, usually a woman, who provides company for an employer, esp an elderly woman
3.
a. one of a pair; match
b. (as modifier): a companion volume.
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a guidebook or handbook
5. (Heraldry) a member of the lowest rank of any of certain orders of knighthood
6. (Astronomy) astronomy the fainter of the two components of a double star
vb
(tr) to accompany or be a companion to
[C13: from Late Latin compāniō, literally: one who eats bread with another, from Latin com- with + pānis bread]
comˈpanionless adj

companion

(kəmˈpænjən)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical
a. a raised frame on an upper deck with windows to give light to the deck below
b. (as modifier): a companion ladder.
[C18: from Dutch kompanje quarterdeck, from Old French compagne, from Old Italian compagna pantry, perhaps ultimately from Latin pānis bread]

com•pan•ion1

(kəmˈpæn yən)

n.
1. a person who frequently associates with or accompanies another; comrade.
2. a person in a usu. long-term, intimate relationship with another person; partner.
3. a person employed to accompany, assist, or live with another as a helper.
4. a mate or match for something.
5. a handbook or guide.
6. a member of the lowest rank in an order of knighthood.
7. the fainter of the two stars that constitute a double star. Compare primary (def. 15b).
8. Obs. a scamp; scoundrel.
v.t.
9. to be a companion to.
[1250–1300; M < Anglo-French; Old French compaignon < Late Latin compāniōnem,compāniō messmate <com- + pān(is) bread]
syn: See acquaintance.

com•pan•ion2

(kəmˈpæn yən)

n.
2. a covering over the top of a companionway.
[1755–65; alter. of Dutch kampanje quarterdeck < French (chambre de la) compagne pantry of a galley]

companion


Past participle: companioned
Gerund: companioning

Imperative
companion
companion
Present
I companion
you companion
he/she/it companions
we companion
you companion
they companion
Preterite
I companioned
you companioned
he/she/it companioned
we companioned
you companioned
they companioned
Present Continuous
I am companioning
you are companioning
he/she/it is companioning
we are companioning
you are companioning
they are companioning
Present Perfect
I have companioned
you have companioned
he/she/it has companioned
we have companioned
you have companioned
they have companioned
Past Continuous
I was companioning
you were companioning
he/she/it was companioning
we were companioning
you were companioning
they were companioning
Past Perfect
I had companioned
you had companioned
he/she/it had companioned
we had companioned
you had companioned
they had companioned
Future
I will companion
you will companion
he/she/it will companion
we will companion
you will companion
they will companion
Future Perfect
I will have companioned
you will have companioned
he/she/it will have companioned
we will have companioned
you will have companioned
they will have companioned
Future Continuous
I will be companioning
you will be companioning
he/she/it will be companioning
we will be companioning
you will be companioning
they will be companioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been companioning
you have been companioning
he/she/it has been companioning
we have been companioning
you have been companioning
they have been companioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been companioning
you will have been companioning
he/she/it will have been companioning
we will have been companioning
you will have been companioning
they will have been companioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been companioning
you had been companioning
he/she/it had been companioning
we had been companioning
you had been companioning
they had been companioning
Conditional
I would companion
you would companion
he/she/it would companion
we would companion
you would companion
they would companion
Past Conditional
I would have companioned
you would have companioned
he/she/it would have companioned
we would have companioned
you would have companioned
they would have companioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.companion - a friend who is frequently in the company of anothercompanion - a friend who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
date, escort - a participant in a date; "his date never stopped talking"
friend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"
playfellow, playmate - a companion at play
tovarich, tovarisch - a comrade (especially in Russian communism)
2.companion - a traveler who accompanies you
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
3.companion - one paid to accompany or assist or live with another
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
Verb1.companion - be a companion to somebodycompanion - be a companion to somebody    
affiliate, assort, consort, associate - keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"

companion

noun
1. friend, partner, ally, colleague, associate, mate (informal), gossip (archaic), buddy (informal), comrade, accomplice, crony, confederate, consort, main man (slang, chiefly U.S.), homeboy (slang, chiefly U.S.), cobber (Austral. or old-fashioned N.Z. informal) He has been her constant companion for the last six years.
2. assistant, aide, escort, attendant She was employed as companion to a wealthy old lady.
3. complement, match, fellow, mate, twin, counterpart The book was written as the companion to a trilogy of television documentaries.

companion

noun
1. One who shares interests or activities with another:
Informal: buddy, pal.
2. One that accompanies another:
3. One of a matched pair of things:
verb
To be with or go with (another):
Obsolete: consort.
Idiom: go hand in hand with.
Translations
رَفيقصَاحِبكِتاب، دَليل
společníkkamarádpříručkaprůvodce
ledsagervejledninghåndbog
kumppaniseuralainen
pratilac
félagihandbók, leiîbeiningabók
仲間
동반자
socius
draugijapalydovasžinynas
biedrspavadonisrokasgrāmata
tovariš
följeslagare
เพื่อนเดินทาง
arkadaşel kitabı…rehberi
bạn đồng hành

companion

[kəmˈpænjən]
A. N
1. (= accompanying person) → compañero/a m/f; (lady's) → señora f de compañía
travelling companioncompañero/a m/f de viaje
2. (= book) → guía f, manual m
3. (= one of pair of objects) → compañero m, pareja f
4. (Naut) → lumbrera f; (= companionway) → escalerilla f (que conduce a los camarotes)
B. CPD companion volume Ntomo m complementario

companion

[kəmˈpænjən] n (= person) → compagnon (compagne)m/f

companion

n
(= person with one)Begleiter(in) m(f); companions in armsKampfgefährten pl, → Waffenbrüder pl (geh); my companions on the journeymeine Reisegefährten pl; travelling/holiday/drinking companionReisebegleiter(in) m(f)/Urlaubsgefährte m, → -gefährtin f/Zechgenosse m, → -genossin f
(= friend)Freund(in) m(f), → Kamerad(in) m(f); his elder brother is not much of a companion for himsein älterer Bruder ist ihm kein richtiger Freund; a faithful companion for fifty yearsein treuer Gefährte über fünfzig Jahre
(= one of pair of objects)Pendant nt
(= lady companion)Betreuerin f
(= handbook) “the Gardener’s Companion”„der Ratgeber für den Gartenfreund“
(of order of knighthood)Ritter m
attrpassend; volumeBegleit-; they have just brought out a companion set of Dickensin derselben Reihe ist jetzt eine Dickens-Ausgabe erschienen

companion

:
companion piece
nPendant nt(to zu)
companion set
n (= fire irons)Kaminbesteck nt
companionship
nGesellschaft f
companionway
n (Naut) → Niedergang m

companion

[kəmˈpænjən] ncompagno/a; (lady's) → dama di compagnia; (book) → manuale m, guida

companion

(kəmˈpӕnjən) noun
1. a person etc who accompanies another person as a friend etc. She was his constant companion in his childhood.
2. a helpful handbook on a particular subject. The Gardening Companion.
comˈpanionable adjective
pleasantly friendly.
comˈpanionship noun
state of being or of having companion(s). She enjoys the companionship of young people.

companion

صَاحِب společník ledsager Begleiter συνοδός compañero kumppani compagnon pratilac compagno 仲間 동반자 metgezel ledsager towarzysz companheiro попутчик följeslagare เพื่อนเดินทาง arkadaş bạn đồng hành 同伴

companion

n. compañero-a; acompañante;
___ diseaseenfermedad concomitante.

companion

n compañero -ra mf, (person accompanying) acompañante mf
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