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1 [kuhm-pan-yuhn]
a person who is frequently in the company of, associates with, or accompanies another: my son and his two companions.
a person employed to accompany, assist, or live with another in the capacity of a helpful friend.
a mate or match for something: White wine is the usual companion of fish.
a handbook or guide: a bird watcher's companion.
a member of the lowest rank in an order of knighthood or of a grade in an order.
Also called companion star, comes. Astronomy. the fainter of the two stars that constitute a double star. Compare primary ( def 19b ).
Obsolete. a fellow.
verb (used with object)
to be a companion to; accompany.

1250–1300; Middle English compainoun < Anglo-French; Old French compaignon < Late Latin compāniōn- (stem of compāniō) messmate, equivalent to com- com- + pān(is) bread + -iōn- -ion; presumably as translation of a Gmc word; compare Gothic gahlaiba, Old High German galeipo

companionless, adjective
uncompanioned, adjective

1. comrade, partner, mate. See acquaintance.
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companion1 (kəmˈpænjən)
1.  a person who is an associate of another or others; comrade
2.  (esp formerly) an employee, usually a woman, who provides company for an employer, esp an elderly woman
3.  a.  one of a pair; match
 b.  (as modifier): a companion volume
4.  a guidebook or handbook
5.  a member of the lowest rank of any of certain orders of knighthood
6.  astronomy the fainter of the two components of a double star
7.  (tr) to accompany or be a companion to
[C13: from Late Latin compāniō, literally: one who eats bread with another, from Latin com- with + pānis bread]

companion2 (kəmˈpænjən)
 a.  a raised frame on an upper deck with windows to give light to the deck below
 b.  (as modifier): a companion ladder
[C18: from Dutch kompanje quarterdeck, from Old French compagne, from Old Italian compagna pantry, perhaps ultimately from Latin pānis bread]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. compaignon "fellow, mate," from L.L. companionem (nom. companio), lit. "bread fellow, messmate," from L. com- "with" + panis "bread." Found first in 6c. Frankish Lex Salica, and probably a translation of a Gmc. word (cf. Gothic gahlaiba "messmate," from hlaib "loaf of bread"). Replaced
O.E. gefera "traveling companion," from faran "go, fare." Related: companionable (mid-17c.), companionship (1540s).
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