What does companion mean?

Definitions for companion
kəmˈpæn yəncom·pan·ion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associatenoun

    a friend who is frequently in the company of another

    "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"

  2. companion, fellow traveler, fellow travellernoun

    a traveler who accompanies you

  3. companionverb

    one paid to accompany or assist or live with another

  4. company, companion, accompany, keep companyverb

    be a companion to somebody

Wiktionary

  1. companionnoun

    A friend, acquaintance, or partner; someone with whom one spends time or keeps company

    His dog has been his trusted companion for the last five years.

    Etymology: From companion, from compaignon, from (nominative singular companio), from (literally, with + bread), a word first attested in the Lex Salica as a translation of a word, probably Old *, from * + *. Compare also galeipo, 033203300337033B0330033903310330. More at co-, loaf.

  2. companionnoun

    A person employed to accompany or travel with another.

    Etymology: From companion, from compaignon, from (nominative singular companio), from (literally, with + bread), a word first attested in the Lex Salica as a translation of a word, probably Old *, from * + *. Compare also galeipo, 033203300337033B0330033903310330. More at co-, loaf.

  3. companionnoun

    The framework on the quarterdeck of a sailing ship through which daylight entered the cabins below.

    Etymology: From companion, from compaignon, from (nominative singular companio), from (literally, with + bread), a word first attested in the Lex Salica as a translation of a word, probably Old *, from * + *. Compare also galeipo, 033203300337033B0330033903310330. More at co-, loaf.

  4. companionnoun

    The covering of a hatchway on an upper deck which leads to the companionway; the stairs themselves.

    Etymology: From companion, from compaignon, from (nominative singular companio), from (literally, with + bread), a word first attested in the Lex Salica as a translation of a word, probably Old *, from * + *. Compare also galeipo, 033203300337033B0330033903310330. More at co-, loaf.

  5. companionnoun

    A knot in whose neighborhood another, specified, knot meets every meridian disk.

    Etymology: From companion, from compaignon, from (nominative singular companio), from (literally, with + bread), a word first attested in the Lex Salica as a translation of a word, probably Old *, from * + *. Compare also galeipo, 033203300337033B0330033903310330. More at co-, loaf.

  6. companionnoun

    A thing or phenomenon that is closely associated with another thing, phenomenon, or person.

    Etymology: From companion, from compaignon, from (nominative singular companio), from (literally, with + bread), a word first attested in the Lex Salica as a translation of a word, probably Old *, from * + *. Compare also galeipo, 033203300337033B0330033903310330. More at co-, loaf.

  7. companionnoun

    A celestial object that is associated with another.

    Etymology: From companion, from compaignon, from (nominative singular companio), from (literally, with + bread), a word first attested in the Lex Salica as a translation of a word, probably Old *, from * + *. Compare also galeipo, 033203300337033B0330033903310330. More at co-, loaf.

  8. companionverb

    To qualify as a companion; to make equal.

    Etymology: From companion, from compaignon, from (nominative singular companio), from (literally, with + bread), a word first attested in the Lex Salica as a translation of a word, probably Old *, from * + *. Compare also galeipo, 033203300337033B0330033903310330. More at co-, loaf.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Companionnoun

    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. Companionnoun

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

  3. Companionnoun

    a fellow; -- in contempt

  4. Companionnoun

    a skylight on an upper deck with frames and sashes of various shapes, to admit light to a cabin or lower deck

  5. Companionnoun

    a wooden hood or penthouse covering the companion way; a companion hatch

  6. Companionverb

    to be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany

  7. Companionverb

    to qualify as a companion; to make equal

Freebase

  1. Companion

    In the long-running BBC television science fiction programme Doctor Who and related works, the 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 as an audience surrogate. He or she provides the lens through which the viewer is introduced to the series. The companion character, many times, furthers the story by asking questions and getting into trouble, or by helping, rescuing or challenging the Doctor. This designation is applied to a character by the show's producers, and appears in the BBC's promotional material and off-screen fictional terminology. Until the modern revival of the series in 2005, the term was rarely used on-screen. The Doctor also refers to the show's other leads as his "friends" or "assistants"; the British press have also used the latter term.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Companion

    kom-pan′yun, n. one who keeps company or frequently associates with another: an associate or partner: a higher rank of servant, who, though receiving pay, stands rather in the relation of a friend: fellow, in a bad sense.—v.t. to accompany.—adj. of the nature of a companion: accompanying.—adjs. Compan′iable (obs.), sociable; Compan′ionable, fit to be a companion: agreeable.—n. Compan′ionableness.—adv. Compan′ionably.—adj. Compan′ioned, having a companion.—ns. Compan′ionhood, Compan′ionary.—adj. Compan′ionless, without a companion.—n. Compan′ionship. [Fr. compagnon, from Low L. companium, a mess—L. com, with, and panis, bread.]

  2. Companion

    kom-pan′yun, n. (naut.) the skylight or window-frame through which light passes to a lower deck or cabin: companion-ladder.—ns. Compan′ion-ladd′er, the ladder or stair leading from the deck to the officers' cabin; Compan′ion-way, a staircase from the deck to a cabin. [Cf. Dut. kompanje; O. Fr. compagne; It. compagne.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. companion

    The framing and sash-lights upon the quarter-deck or round-house, through which light passes to the cabins and decks below; and a sort of wooden hood placed over the entrance or staircase of the master's cabin in small ships. Flush-decked vessels are generally fitted with movable companions, to keep the rain or water from descending, which are unshipped when the capstan is required.

Editors Contribution

  1. companion

    A person we share time with and love their company.

    My dad has a companion, he's like a good friend, they visit places together and love each other's company,

    Submitted by MaryC on April 11, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'companion' in Nouns Frequency: #1571

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of companion in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of companion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of companion in a Sentence

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

  2. Robert Crane:

    I was aware that he loved women and that he probably should not have been married, he probably should have been a single guy because he was not the most faithful companion in the world. I was aware of that. I was aware of his love of photography… When home video came out in the mid-60s, he had to have one of the first units. I was aware of him taping women with their consent… It was always consensual. There was nothing hidden. There were no drugs. Both people wanted to be there.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The man usually marries after his divorce to have an understanding companion, while the woman largely marries for the second time in search of a mute partner who has nothing in life as own opinion.

  4. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    He turned towards his companion and said: How did you find him? The other said : He is the richest who is content with the least !!

  5. Steve Maraboli:

    In a strong relationship, you should love your companion more than you need them."

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