Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

comrade

play
noun com·rade \ˈkäm-ˌrad, -rəd, especially British -ˌrād\

Simple Definition of comrade

  • : a close friend you have worked with, been in the military with, etc.

  • Comrade —used as a title for a member of a communist party

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of comrade

  1. 1 a :  an intimate friend or associate :  companion b :  a fellow soldier

  2. 2 [from its use as a form of address by communists] :  communist

comradeliness play \-lē-nəs\ noun
comradely adjective
comradeship play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of comrade in a sentence

  1. He enjoys spending time with his old army comrades.

  2. <the boy, and two others who are known to be his comrades, are wanted for questioning by the police>



Origin of comrade

Middle French camarade group sleeping in one room, roommate, companion, from Old Spanish camarada, from cámara room, from Late Latin camera, camara — more at chamber


First Known Use: 1544



COMRADE Defined for Kids

comrade

play
noun com·rade \ˈkäm-ˌrad, -rəd\

Definition of comrade for Students

  1. :  companion 1





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up comrade? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin angry oily prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ