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companion

com·pan·ion

companion

 
pronunciation:
km paen yn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who associates with another or others.
My travel companion stayed on the train while I got off to buy a newspaper.She was my favorite childhood companion, and we did everything together.The dog is a wonderful companion for my mother, who has lived alone since my father died.
synonyms:
associate, fellow, friend
similar words:
ally, attendant, buddy, chum, colleague, company, compeer, comrade, crony, escort, mate, pal, partner, sidekick
definition 2: one employed to assist and often to live with another.
We hired a companion to take care of my husband's elderly mother.
synonyms:
attendant
similar words:
aid, aide, assistant, helper
definition 3: a match or mate in a pair.
I found one shoe, but where is its companion?
synonyms:
fellow, mate
similar words:
comrade, match
derivation: companioned (adj.)