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companion (noun)

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  • companion — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ agreeable (esp. BrE), boon (literary), charming, delightful, entertaining, good, pleasant, wonderful ▪ close …   Collocations dictionary

  • companion — ► NOUN 1) a person with whom one spends time or travels. 2) each of a pair of things intended to complement or match each other. 3) (Companion) a member of the lowest grade of certain orders of knighthood. DERIVATIVES companionship noun. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • companion ladder — noun Etymology: companion (III) : companionway; specifically : a companionway especially on a naval vessel leading down from the quarterdeck to the officers quarters * * * Naut. an inboard ladder or stair, as in a companionway. [1820 30] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • companion star — noun : companion 4d * * * Astron. companion1 (def. 6). [1775 85] * * * companion star noun A star appearing to be close to another though not necessarily near it in space, eg the fainter component of a double star • • • Main Entry: ↑companion …   Useful english dictionary

  • companion — noun (C) 1 someone you spend a lot of time with especially someone you are travelling with or a friend: His dog became his closest companion during the last years of his life. | constant companion (=someone you are always with) 2 one of a pair of …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • companion — noun 1) Harry and his companion Syn: associate, partner, escort, compatriot, confederate; friend, intimate, confidant, confidante, comrade; informal pal, chum, crony, sidekick, mate, buddy, amigo, compadre …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • companion hatch — noun The covering of an opening in a deck • • • Main Entry: ↑companion * * * companion hatch, the covering or hood over a cabin stairway …   Useful english dictionary

  • companion animal — UK US noun [countable] [singular companion animal plural companion animals] an animal that someone keeps for company and enjoyment. The more usual word is ‘pet’. Thesaurus: general animal typeshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • companion set — noun A set of fireside implements on a stand • • • Main Entry: ↑companion …   Useful english dictionary

  • Companion of Honour — [Companion of Honour] noun (pl Companions of Honour) any of the members of a British ↑order of chivalry which was started by King ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • companion — noun a) 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. b) A person employed to …   Wiktionary