Definitions for: Companion


[n] one paid to accompany or assist or live with another
[n] a person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
[n] a traveler who accompanies you
[v] be a companion to somebody



Webster (1913) Definition: Com*pan"ion, n. [F. compagnon, OF. compaing, fr. an
assumed LL. companio (cf. companium fellowship, a mess), fr.
L. com- + panis bread. See Pantry.]
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.

The companions of his fall. --Milton.

The companion of fools shall smart for it. --Prov.
xiii. 20 (Rev.
Ver.).

Here are your sons again; and I must lose Two of the
sweetest companions in the world. --Shak.

A companion is one with whom we share our bread; a
messmate. --Trench.

2. A knight of the lowest rank in certain orders; as, a
companion of the Bath.

3. A fellow; -- in contempt. [Obs.] --Shak.

4. [Cf. OSp. compa[~n]a an outhouse, office.] (Naut.)
(a) A skylight on an upper deck with frames and sashes of
various shapes, to admit light to a cabin or lower
deck.
(b) A wooden hood or penthouse covering the companion way;
a companion hatch.

Companion hatch (Naut.), a wooden porch over the entrance
or staircase of the cabin.

Companion ladder (Naut.), the ladder by which officers
ascend to, or descend from, the quarter-deck. --Totten.

Companion way (Naut.), a staircase leading to the cabin.

Knights companions, in certain honorary orders, the members
of the lowest grades as distinguished from knights
commanders, knights grand cross, and the like.

Syn: Associate; comrade; mate; compeer; partner; ally;
confederate; coadjutor; accomplice.


Com*pan"ion, v. t.
1. To be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany. [R.]
--Ruskin.

2. To qualify as a companion; to make equal. [Obs.]

Companion me with my mistress. --Shak.

Synonyms: accompany, associate, company, comrade, familiar, fellow, fellow traveler, fellow traveller, keep company

See Also: affiliate, associate, assort, attendant, attender, consort, date, escort, friend, playfellow, playmate, tender, traveler, traveller

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