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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  companion 
  n  1:  a  person  who  is  frequently  in  the  company  of  another; 
  "drinking  companions";  "comrades  in  arms"  [syn:  {comrade}, 
  {fellow},  {familiar},  {associate}] 
  2:  a  traveler  who  accompanies  you  [syn:  {fellow  traveler},  {fellow 
  traveller}] 
  3:  one  paid  to  accompany  or  assist  or  live  with  another 
  v  :  be  a  companion  to  somebody  [syn:  {company},  {accompany},  {keep 
  company}] 




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