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companionable

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adjective com·pan·ion·able \kəm-ˈpan-yə-nə-bəl\

Definition of companionable

  1. :  marked by, conducive to, or suggestive of companionship :  sociable <companionable people> <companionable laughter>

companionability

play \-ˌpan-yə-nə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

companionableness

noun

companionably

play \-ˈpan-yə-nə-blē\ adverb


Examples of companionable in a sentence

  1. <a companionable pat on the back let me know that my shipmates were now my friends>

  2. <a good club for companionable enthusiasts of the great outdoors>



Did You Know?

A "companionable" person is someone who (etymologically at least) is willing to share bread with you. "Companionable" is the adjective form of "companion," which ultimately derives from a combination of the Latin prefix com-, meaning "with" or "together," and the noun panis, meaning "bread, loaf, or food." "Companionable" first appeared in print in English in the 14th century ("companion" has been around for at least a century longer). Other descendants of "panis" include "pantry" (a place for storing food), "pannier" (a basket such as might carry food), and "panettone" (a kind of yeast bread). Even "food" itself is derived from the same ancient root that gave rise to "panis" in Latin.

14th Century

First Known Use of companionable

14th century



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