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companion

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

1companion

noun, com·pan·ion often attributive \kəm-ˈpan-yən\

Definition of COMPANION

1
:  one that accompanies another :  comrade, associate; also :  one that keeps company with another
2
obsolete :  rascal
3
a :  one that is closely connected with something similar
b :  one employed to live with and serve another
4
:  a celestial body that appears close to another but that may or may not be associated with it in space

Origin of COMPANION

Middle English compainoun, from Anglo-French cumpaing, cumpaignun, from Late Latin companion-, companio, from Latin com- + panis bread, food — more at food
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with COMPANION

2companion

verb

Definition of COMPANION

transitive verb
:  accompany
intransitive verb
:  to keep company

Examples of COMPANION

  1. <movie heroes are often companioned by wisecracking sidekicks>

First Known Use of COMPANION

1622

3companion

noun

Definition of COMPANION

1
:  a hood covering at the top of a companionway

Origin of COMPANION

by folk etymology from Dutch kampanje poop deck
First Known Use: 1762

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