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com·rade

 (kŏm′răd′, -rəd)
n.
1. A person who shares one's interests or activities; a friend or companion.
2. often Comrade A fellow member of a group, especially a fellow member of the Communist Party.

[French camarade, from Old French, roommate, from Old Spanish camarada, barracks company, roommate, from camara, room, from Late Latin camera; see chamber.]

com′rade·ship′ n.

comrade

(ˈkɒmreɪd; -rɪd)
n
1. an associate or companion
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a fellow member of a political party, esp a fellow Communist or socialist
[C16: from French camarade, from Spanish camarada group of soldiers sharing a billet, from cámara room, from Latin; see camera, chamber]
ˈcomradely adj
ˈcomradeliness n
ˈcomradeˌship, comradery n

com•rade

(ˈkɒm ræd, -rɪd)

n.
1. a person who shares in one's activities, occupation, etc.; companion, associate, or friend.
2. a fellow member of a fraternal group, political party, etc.
3. (often cap.) a Communist or fellow Communist.
[1585–95; < Middle French camarade < Sp camarada group of soldiers billeted together]
com′rade•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comrade - a friend who is frequently in the company of anothercomrade - 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.Comrade - a fellow member of the Communist Party
commie, communist - a socialist who advocates communism
3.comrade - used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement; "Greetings, comrade!"
friend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"

comrade

noun companion, friend, partner, ally, colleague, associate, fellow, mate (informal), pal (informal), buddy (informal), compatriot, crony, confederate, co-worker, main man (slang, chiefly U.S.), homeboy (slang, chiefly U.S.), cobber (Austral. or old-fashioned N.Z. informal), compeer Unlike so many of his comrades, he survived the war.

comrade

noun
One who shares interests or activities with another:
Informal: buddy, pal.
Translations
другардругарка
druhkamarádsoudruhsoudružka
fællekammerat
toveri
bajtárselvtárselvtársnő
félagi; samherji
comescomitis
draugiška aplinkadraugiški santykiai
biedrs
tovarăş
kamrat
yakın arkadaşyoldaş
товариш
đồng chí

comrade

[ˈkɒmrɪd] Ncompañero/a m/f, camarada mf (Pol) → camarada mf

comrade

[ˈkɒmreɪd] ncamarade mfcomrade-in-arms comrade in arms [ˌkɒmreɪdɪnˈɑːrmz] ncompagnon d'armes(compagne)m/f

comrade

nKamerad m; (Pol) → Genosse m, → Genossin f

comrade

[ˈkɒmrɪd] ncompagno/a

comrade

(ˈkomrid) , ((American) -rӕd) noun
a close companion. his comrades in battle.
ˈcomradeship noun
the comradeship of the office.
References in classic literature ?
My schoolmates were none of them very interesting, but I somehow felt that, by Taking comrades of them, I was getting even with Antonia for her indifference.
In an instant the whole camp was in motion; the meanest soldier arousing from his lair to witness the departure of his comrades, and to share in the excitement and incidents of the hour.
For the rest of the day, the more timid went whole streets about, for the sake of avoiding the Seven Gables; while the bolder sig nalized their hardihood by challenging their comrades to race past the mansion at full speed.
You've never mentioned to me one of your masters, one of your comrades, nor the least little thing that ever happened to you at school.
Ere the cry could go aft Steelkilt was shaking one of the backstays leading far aloft to where two of his comrades were standing their mast-heads.
Then Gabriel shrieked out to his comrades to give way with their oars, and in that manner the mutinous boat rapidly shot away from the Pequod.
Every moment the ranks were thinned, but as our comrades fell, we closed in to keep them together; and instead of being shaken or staggered in our pace our gallop became faster and faster as we neared the cannon.
A man who will never more be trapped--whom no blandishments will cajole, whom no threats will frighten; who from tonight on will move forward, and not backward, who will study and understand, who will gird on his sword and take his place in the army of his comrades and brothers.
There he seemed to see familiar faces of comrades who had grown up with him from infancy; he saw his busy wife, bustling in her preparations for his evening meals; he heard the merry laugh of his boys at their play, and the chirrup of the baby at his knee; and then, with a start, all faded, and he saw again the canebrakes and cypresses and gliding plantations, and heard again the creaking and groaning of the machinery, all telling him too plainly that all that phase of life had gone by forever.
It seemed incredible that a man could outlast half a century shut up in a dark hole like a rat, but here were his old wife and some old comrades to testify to it.
These piteous wrecks that are my comrades here say we have reached the bottom of the scale, the final humiliation; they say that when a horse is no longer worth the weeds and discarded rubbish they feed to him, they sell him to the bull-ring for a glass of brandy, to make sport for the people and perish for their pleasure.
When the boat touched the levee at New Orleans she bade good-by to her comrades on the Grand Mogul and moved her kit ashore.