Companion

Definition of Companion

Com`pan´ion   Pronunciation: kǒm`păn´yŭn
n.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.
4.(Naut.) A skylight on an upper deck with frames and sashes of various shapes, to admit light to a cabin or lower deck.
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.
Companion way
(Naut.) a staircase leading to the cabin.
- Totten.
Knights companions
in certain honorary orders, the members of the lowest grades as distinguished from knights commanders, knights grand cross, and the like.
v. t.1.To be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany.
2.To qualify as a companion; to make equal.
Companion me with my mistress.
- Shak.

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