Definition of companion
2 obsolete : rascal
3a : one that is closely connected with something similar The book is a companion to the television series with the same title.b : one employed to live with and serve another We hired a companion for our elderly mother.
4 : a celestial body that appears close to another but that may or may not be associated with it in space
Examples of companion in a Sentence
movie heroes are often companioned by wisecracking sidekicks
Origin and Etymology of companion
by folk etymology from Dutch kampanje poop deck
First Known Use: 1762See Words from the same year
COMPANION Defined for Kids
Definition of companion for Students
1 : a person or thing that accompanies another
2 : one of a pair of things that go together The book is the companion to the TV show.
3 : a person employed to live with and assist another
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