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companion

noun [C] uk   /kəmˈpæn.jən/ us  

companion noun [C] (PERSON)

B2 a person you spend a lot of time with often because you are friends or because you are travelling together: The dog has been her constant companion these past ten years. a travelling companion in the past, a young woman who was paid to care for and provide friendship for an old or ill woman, especially while she was travelling
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companion noun [C] (OBJECT)

old-fashioned either of two matching objects: I've still got one of the candlesticks but I've lost its companion.

companion noun [C] (BOOK)

used in the title of a type of book that gives you information on a particular subject or tells you how to do something: the Music Lover's Companion
Translations of “companion”
in Korean 동반자…
in Arabic رَفيْق…
in French compagnon, compagne, manuel…
in Turkish ahbap, arkadaş, yol arkadaşı…
in Italian compagno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 同伴, 夥伴…
in Russian спутник, компаньон…
in Polish towarzysz/ka…
in Spanish compañero, guía, manual…
in Portuguese companheiro, -a…
in German der/die Begleiter/in, das Handbuch…
in Catalan company, -a…
in Japanese 連れ, 付添い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 同伴, 伙伴…
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