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Definitions of companion

  1. be a companion to somebody
  2. a person who is frequently in the company of another; " drinking companions"; " comrades in arms"
  3. one paid to accompany or assist or live with another
  4. a traveler who accompanies you
  5. 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.
  6. A knight of the lowest rank in certain orders; as, a companion of the Bath.
  7. A fellow; -- in contempt.
  8. A skylight on an upper deck with frames and sashes of various shapes, to admit light to a cabin or lower deck.
  9. A wooden hood or penthouse covering the companion way; a companion hatch.
  10. To qualify as a companion; to make equal.
  11. A comrade; an associate or partner.
  12. To accompany; attend; companionway, the stairway leading from the deck to the cabin of a ship.
  13. Companionable.
  14. Companionableness.
  15. To accompany.
  16. One who keeps company or frequently associates with another: an associate or partner.
  17. COMPANIONSHIP.
  18. An associate; comrade.
  19. Attendant.
  20. One who keeps company or frequently associates with another; a comrade; one who accompanies another; an associate; a particular grade in an order of knighthood.
  21. A raised window- frame on the quarter- deck to admit light into the cabin; a sort of wooden porch placed over the entrance or staircase of the cabin in some ships. The companionway, the cabin stairs. The companion- ladder, the ladder by which officers ascend to and descend from the quarter- deck.
  22. One who goes with another habitually as a friend; an associate; a comrade.

Usage examples for companion

  1. What kind of a woman do you want as a companion for your mother? – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  2. They waited till Burnamy and his companion came in sight again. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  3. Pete and his companion watched them for a while. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  4. A son of Mr. Gentry's was his companion. – Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln by James H. Shaw
  5. An angry ill- pleased wife is no pleasant companion for a gentleman on a long evening. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  6. My boy, my own, my beautiful companion, is with me. – Falkland, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  7. " It is already done," said Romayne; " I have a new companion in Mr. Penrose." – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  8. I'm sure he'll be a dear little dog and a great companion. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  9. His companion, looking for the bishop's daughter, scarcely heard what he said. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  10. But her companion made no remark. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  11. " It has been for many years my best friend and companion," he said, in a low tone. – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  12. And I am with them- as Mrs. Fielding's companion. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  13. Who is your crazy companion? – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  14. Sydney's marriage would take from her her only companion, and was an evil that the old lady recognized as necessary, but to be put off as long as possible. – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  15. I remarked this to my companion. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. " Well, John," said my companion, when we went in, " how are you getting on?" – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  17. Master, and my old companion, Daddy Bob! – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
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