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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 never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. - Henry David Thoreau
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
Coco Chanel

For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
Erma Bombeck

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.
William Penn
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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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