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comrade

[kom-rad, -rid] /ˈkɒm ræd, -rɪd/
noun
1.
a person who shares in one's activities, occupation, etc.; companion, associate, or friend.
2.
a fellow member of a fraternal group, political party, etc.
3.
a member of the Communist Party or someone with strongly leftist views.
Origin of comrade
1585-1595
1585-95; < Middle French camarade < Spanish camarada group of soldiers billeted together, equivalent to cámar(a) room (< Latin; see camera) + -ada < Latin -āta, feminine of -ātus -ate1
Related forms
comradeship, noun
precomradeship, noun
Synonyms
1. crony, fellow, mate.
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  • She had risen and was looking at him expectantly, with a half smile that seemed to invite one to comradeship.

    The Long Shadow B. M. Bower
  • They knew, through the comradeship of all Bohemia, exactly what she meant.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Despite her lack of sentiment, she flashed Helen a smile of comradeship.

  • They laughed a great deal at this, and it was plain that they were on terms of comradeship.

    The Princess Virginia C. N. Williamson
  • He knew himself and the child in the artist that cried out for comradeship and love.

    The Woman Gives Owen Johnson
  • In all that he will not avoid the comradeship of the clergyman.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • Brotherliness, or comradeship, shows itself in unselfish service and cooperation with others.

  • She had the gift for comradeship, and with it a freedom of mind unusual in one of her class.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • Considerations of sex should not interfere with comradeship.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for comradeship

comrade

/ˈkɒmreɪd; -rɪd/
noun
1.
an associate or companion
2.
a fellow member of a political party, esp a fellow Communist or socialist
Derived Forms
comradely, adjective
comradeship, noun
Word Origin
C16: from French camarade, from Spanish camarada group of soldiers sharing a billet, from cámara room, from Latin; see camera, chamber
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Word Origin and History for comradeship

comrade

n.

1590s, "one who shares the same room," from Middle French camarade (16c.), from Spanish camarada "chamber mate," originally "chamberful," from Latin camera (see camera). In Spanish, a collective noun referring to one's company. In 17c., sometimes jocularly misspelled comrogue. Related: Comradely; comradeship.

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