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Meaning of “comrade” in the English Dictionary

"comrade" in British English

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comradenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒm.reɪd/  us   /ˈkɑːm.ræd/
  • comrade noun [C] (FRIEND)

old-fashioned (UK comrade-in-arms) a ​friend, ​especially one who you have been ​involved in ​difficult or ​dangerous, usually ​military, ​activities with: Many of his comrades were ​killed in the ​battle.
  • comrade noun [C] (POLITICAL MEMBER)

a ​member of the same ​politicalgroup, ​especially a communist or ​socialistgroup or a tradeunion: I ​know my ​opinion is ​shared by many of my comrades in the ​Labourmovement. [as form of address] Welcome to the ​conference, comrades.
comradely
adjective uk   us   /-li/
like a comrade: He gave me a comradely ​slap on the back.
(Definition of comrade from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"comrade" in American English

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comradenoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑm·ræd/
a ​friend or ​trustedcompanion, esp. one with whom you have been ​involved in ​difficult or ​dangerousactivities, or another ​soldier in a soldier’s ​group: After 20 ​years he ​reunited with comrades from his ​armyunit.
(Definition of comrade from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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