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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Goodwill and lighthearted rapport between or among friends; comradeship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Close friendship in a group of friends or teammates.
  • n. A spirit of familiarity and closeness

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Comradeship and loyalty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Companionship; good-fellowship; intimacy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability

Etymologies

French, from camarade, comrade, from Old French, roommate; see comrade.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French, from Spanish camarada, from cámara ("bedroom"), from Latin camara, camera ("a chamber"); see chamber. Literally “one with whom one shares one's bedroom”. Compare comrade. (Wiktionary)

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