Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who shares one's interests or activities; a friend or companion.
  • noun A fellow member of a group, especially a fellow member of the Communist Party.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An intimate associate in occupation or friendship; a close companion; a fellow; a mate.
  • noun Synonyms Friend, Companion, etc. See associate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A mate, companion, or associate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A mate, companion, or associate.
  • noun A companion in battle; fellow soldier.
  • noun Comrade Lenin

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

  • noun used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
  • noun a fellow member of the Communist Party

Etymologies

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From late Middle English comered, from French camerade, from Italian camerata, from Medieval Latin *camarata, from Latin camara, camera ("a chamber"); see chamber. Compare camaraderie.

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