Definition of comrade
- " … reflecting upon all my comrades that were drowned … "
- —Daniel Defoe
- comrades in battle
He enjoys spending time with his old army comrades.
the boy, and two others who are known to be his comrades, are wanted for questioning by the police
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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.
: 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
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