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"companion" in British English

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companionnoun [C]

uk   us   /kəmˈpæn.jən/
  • 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 ​providefriendship for an ​old or ​ill woman, ​especially while she was ​travelling

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  • companion noun [C] (OBJECT)

old-fashioned either of two ​matchingobjects: I've still got one of the ​candlesticks but I've ​lostits companion.
  • companion noun [C] (BOOK)

used in the ​title of a ​type of ​book that gives you ​information on a ​particularsubject or ​tells you how to do something: the Music Lover's Companion
(Definition of companion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"companion" in American English

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companionnoun [C]

 us   /kəmˈpæn·jən/
someone or something you ​spend a lot of ​time with or ​travel with, or a ​friend who ​lives with you: a ​pleasanttraveling companion He ​shared his ​cabin with his ​wife and ​constant companion of 62 ​years.
(Definition of companion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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