comrade

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

Definition of comrade

1 a :an intimate friend or associate :companion
  • " … reflecting upon all my comrades that were drowned … "
  • —Daniel Defoe
b :a fellow soldier
  • comrades in battle
2
[from its use as a form of address by communists]
:communist

comradeliness

play \ˈkäm-ˌrad-lē-nəs\ noun

comradely

adjective

comradeship

play \ˈkäm-ˌrad-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

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Did You Know?

In Latin, camara or camera denoted a vaulted ceiling or roof. Later, the word simply mean “room, chamber” and was inherited by many European languages with that meaning. In the Spanish, the word became cámara, and a derivative of that was camarada “a group of soldiers quartered in a room” and hence “fellow soldier, companion.” That Spanish word was borrowed into French as camarade and then into Elizabethan English as both camerade and comerade.

Origin and Etymology 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



COMRADE Defined for English Language Learners

comrade

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Definition of comrade for English Language Learners

  • : 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


COMRADE Defined for Kids

comrade

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noun com·rade \ ˈkäm-ˌrad , -rəd \

Definition of comrade for Students



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