What does companion mean?

Definitions for companion
kəmˈpæn yəncom·pan·ion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associate(noun)

    a friend who is frequently in the company of another

    "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"

  2. companion, fellow traveler, fellow traveller(noun)

    a traveler who accompanies you

  3. companion(verb)

    one paid to accompany or assist or live with another

  4. company, companion, accompany, keep company(verb)

    be a companion to somebody


  1. companion(Noun)

    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.

  2. companion(Noun)

    A person employed to accompany or travel with another.

  3. companion(Noun)

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

  4. companion(Noun)

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

  5. companion(Noun)

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

  6. companion(Noun)

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

  7. companion(Noun)

    A celestial object that is associated with another.

  8. companion(Verb)

    To qualify as a companion; to make equal.

  9. Origin: 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. Companion(noun)

    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. Companion(noun)

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

  3. Companion(noun)

    a fellow; -- in contempt

  4. Companion(noun)

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

  5. Companion(noun)

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

  6. Companion(verb)

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

  7. Companion(verb)

    to qualify as a companion; to make equal


  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    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. Garrison Keillor:

    A Prairie Home Companion.

  2. Saint Augustine:

    Patience is the companion of wisdom.

  3. Homer:

    A companion's words of persuasion are effective.

  4. Talia Howard:

    He has been a great companion; the best dog I've ever had.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    I have never found a companion so companionable as solitude.

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