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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 pleasant traveling companion He shared his cabin with his wife and constant companion of 62 years.
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companionnoun [C]

uk   /kəmˈpæn.jən/ 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 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.
(Definition of companion from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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