comrade

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Etymology[edit]

From late Middle English comered, from Middle French camarade, from Spanish camarada or Italian camerata, from Medieval Latin *camarata, from Latin camara, camera (a chamber); see chamber. Compare camaraderie.

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comrade (plural comrades)

  1. A mate, companion, or associate.
  2. A companion in battle; fellow soldier.
  3. A fellow socialist, communist or other very politically leftist person.
    Hello, comrade. Are you going to the CCP meeting?
  4. A title, functionally similar to "Mr.", "Mrs.", "Miss", "Ms." etc, in left-wing circles.
    Comrade Lenin inspired our people to undertake great works.

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comrade (third-person singular simple present comrades, present participle comrading, simple past and past participle comraded)

  1. (transitive) To associate with in a friendly way.
    • Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger
      But she was happy, for she was far away under another sky, and comrading again with her Rangers, and her animal friends, and the soldiers.

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