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Definition of Companion


  1. One who accompanies or is in company with another for a longer or shorter period, either from choice or casually; one who is much in the company of, or is associated with, another or others; an associate; a comrade; a consort; a partner.
  2. A knight of the lowest rank in certain orders; as, a companion of the Bath.
  3. A fellow; -- in contempt.
  4. A skylight on an upper deck with frames and sashes of various shapes, to admit light to a cabin or lower deck.
  5. A wooden hood or penthouse covering the companion way; a companion hatch.
  6. To be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany.
  7. To qualify as a companion; to make equal.

Companion Quotations

I have no companion but Love, no beginning, no end, no dawn. The Soul calls from within me: 'You, ignorant of the way of Love, set Me free.'

A merry companion is as good as a wagon.
John Lyly

On the intimate level, anyone who has loved a companion animal knows the uniquely wonderful experience these 'other nations' provide, and their important presence in our shared lives. In their very local way they show us the global truth of our real wealth, our biodiversity.
April Gornik

The companion of an evening, and the companion for life, require very different qualifications.
Samuel Richardson

I spoke so much about being a manic-depressive. I want to bring everyone back to my earliest memories of this companion of mine. Some people call this companion I have an ailment, or worse a terrible nightmare from which some people cannot awaken. I know that I have nothing to be ashamed of. I have nothing that should garner a stigma.
Richard Dreyfuss
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Companion Translations

companion in Afrikaans is makker
companion in Dutch is maat, kameraad, kornuit, makker
companion in French is compagne, camarade
companion in Latin is comes comitis, socius-i
companion in Portuguese is companheiro
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