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.
comradely
adjective uk /ˈkɒm.reɪd.li/ us /ˈkɑːm.ræd.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)

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comradenoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑm·ræd/

a friend or trusted companion, esp. one with whom you have been involved in difficult or dangerous activities, or another soldier in a soldier’s group:

After 20 years he reunited with comrades from his army unit.

(Definition of “comrade” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)