Definition of Companion. Meaning of Companion. Synonyms of Companion

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Definition of Companion

Companion
Companion 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.
Companion
Companion 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.

Meaning of Companion from wikipedia

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- term "companion" refers to a character who travels with, or shares the adventures of, the Doctor. In most Doctor Who stories, the primary companion acts...
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- Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than 24 living members, or Companions. The order also includes supernumerary knights and ladies (e.g., members...
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- and St George, the Order of the British Empire, and the Order of the Companions of Honour, as well as the distinction of Knight Bachelor. The change came...
- gained public acceptance. Often, in the early to mid-20th century, a beard companion was used by homo****ual individuals to conceal one’s ****ual orientation...
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