from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who accompanies or associates with another, either habitually or casually; one who shares the lot of another; a mate; a comrade.
- noun A fellow; a worthless person.
- noun One who holds the lowest rank in an English honorary order: as, a companion of the Bath (abbreviated C. B.), St. Michael and St. George, etc.
- A simplified spelling of
- To be a companion to; accompany.
- To make equal; put on the same level.
- noun Nautical: The framing and sash-lights on the quarter-deck or round-house, through which light passes to the cabins and deck below.
- noun A raised hatch or cover to the cabin-stair of a merchant vessel.
- To associate or keep company: used with with: as, to
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb rare To be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany.
- transitive verb obsolete To qualify as a companion; to make equal.
- noun One who accompanies or is in company with another for a longer or shorter period, either from choice or casually; one who is much in the company of, or is associated with, another or others; an associate; a comrade; a consort; a partner.
- noun A knight of the lowest rank in certain orders.
- noun obsolete A fellow; -- in contempt.
- noun A skylight on an upper deck with frames and sashes of various shapes, to admit light to a cabin or lower deck.
- noun A wooden hood or penthouse covering the companion way; a companion hatch.
- noun (Naut.) a wooden porch over the entrance or staircase of the cabin.
- noun (Naut.) the ladder by which officers ascend to, or descend from, the quarter-deck.
- noun (Naut.) a staircase leading to the cabin.
- noun in certain honorary orders, the members of the lowest grades as distinguished from knights commanders, knights grand cross, and the like.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
friend, acquaintance, or partner; someone with whom one spends timeor keeps company
- noun dated A person
employedto accompanyor travelwith another.
- noun nautical The
frameworkon the quarterdeckof a sailing shipthrough which daylightentered the cabinsbelow.
- noun nautical The
coveringof a hatchwayon an upper deck which leads to the companionway; the stairsthemselves.
- noun topology A
knotin whose neighborhoodanother, specified knot meets every meridian disk.
- noun figuratively A thing or phenomenon that is closely associated with another thing, phenomenon, or person.
- noun astronomy A celestial object that is associated with another.
- verb obsolete To be a companion to; to attend on; to
- verb obsolete To qualify as a companion; to make
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun one paid to accompany or assist or live with another
- verb be a companion to somebody
- noun a traveler who accompanies you
- noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
II. i.29 (189,4) every companion] The use of _companion_ was the same as of _fellow_ now.
The word companion means someone who walks with us in the same direction; it denotes someone with whom we can relate and with whom we can begin to build trust.
You know, the word companion comes from the Latin root for bread ...
In the Klondike, as Tom Vincent found out, such a companion is absolutely essential.
The only other living thing he has as a companion is a cockroach (which does play on some long-ago statements that such insects would be the last survivors of a world catastrophe).
These online additions can take the place of what you call a companion book, which I can tell you, the publisher would never go for.
He's talking - it's gotta be Williams Syndrome - and his companion is absently nodding.
Klondike, as Tom Vincent found out, such a companion is absolutely essential.
The woman whom you call my companion is my Mother in
Then there was his much-merited reputation as a bon viveur - he was a famously heavy smoker and admitted to having had problems with alcohol, which he described as his "companion", though he maintained that it never limited his effectiveness on the pitch.