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Definitions for comrade
ˈkɒm ræd, -rɪdcom·rade

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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. Comradenoun

    a fellow member of the Communist Party

  3. brother, comradenoun

    used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement

    "Greetings, comrade!"


  1. comradenoun

    A mate, companion, or associate.

  2. comradenoun

    A companion in battle, fellow soldier.

  3. comradenoun

    A fellow socialist or Communist.

  4. comradenoun

    (As a title replacing "Mr", "Mrs", "Miss", "Ms" etc in leftwing circles) Comrade Lenin

    Hello comrade, are you going to the CPC meeting?

  5. Etymology: From late comered, from camerade, from camerata, from *, from camara, camera; see chamber. Compare camaraderie.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Comradenoun

    Etymology: camerade, Fr. from camera, a chamber, one that lodges in the same chamber, contubernio fruitur.

    Rather I abjure all roofs, and chuse
    To be a comrade with the wolf and owl. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    He permitted them
    To put out both thine eyes, and fetter’d send thee
    Into the common prison, there to grind
    Among the slaves and asses, thy comrades,
    As good for nothing else. John Milton, Agonistes, l. 1159.

    A footman, being newly married, desired his comrade to tell him freely what the town said of it. Jonathan Swift.


  1. Comrade

    The term comrade (Russian: товарищ, romanized: tovarisch) generally means 'mate', 'colleague', or 'ally', and derives from the Spanish and Portuguese, term camarada, literally meaning 'chamber mate', from Latin camera, meaning 'chamber' or 'room'. It may also specifically mean "fellow soldier". Political use of the term was inspired by the French Revolution, after which it grew into a form of address between socialists and workers. Since the Russian Revolution, popular culture in the Western world has often associated it with communism.


  1. comrade

    A comrade is a companion or associate, typically a person who shares one's activities or is a fellow member of an organization. In particular contexts, like military or political groups, it can also refer to a fellow soldier or a member of the same political party. The term often implies a sense of solidarity or shared beliefs and goals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comradenoun

    a mate, companion, or associate

  2. Etymology: [Sp. camarada, fr. L. camara, a chamber; hence, a chamber-fellowship, and then a chamber-fellow: cf. F. camarade. Cf. Chamber.]


  1. Comrade

    Comrade means "friend", "colleague", or "ally". The word comes from French camarade and this French word has it roots in the Spanish term camarada. The term is frequently used by left-wing organizations around the globe. "Comrade" has often become a stock phrase and form of address. This word has its regional equivalents available in many languages.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Comrade

    kom′rād, n. a close companion: an intimate associate—ns. Com′radery; Com′radeship. [Sp. camarada, a roomful, a chamber-mate—L. camera, a chamber.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. comrade

    A barrack term for a fellow-soldier, serving in the same company.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. comrade

    A soldier who acts as the friend of another soldier, rendering him friendly services, etc. Each soldier generally has one special friend who is recognized as his comrade. The term comrade is also extended so as to include all the members of a particular corps, branch of the service, or the army generally.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comrade in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comrade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of comrade in a Sentence

  1. Valery Anisimov:

    They said to us: 'You're in Syria,' and they handed out our weapons, we didn't call each other 'Comrade Major' or 'Comrade Colonel.' We greeted each other by name and patronymic, so no one would know we were Soviet officers.

  2. Anna Louise Strong:

    To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.

  3. Anna Louise Strong:

    To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.

  4. Jerry Lewis:

    Age is a wonderful, marvelous comrade when you get to it and you have to respect it.

  5. Rodrigo Londono:

    A common question is :' Comrade, will the same that happened to Patriotic Union happen to us ?' That is the fear.

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