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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.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɒmɹeɪd/
Audio (UK) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɑmɹæd/, /ˈkɑmɹəd/
- (Republic of Ireland) IPA(key): /ˈkɒmɹeɪd/, /ˈkʊmɹeɪd/, /-ɹeːd/
- (Northern Ireland) IPA(key): /ˈkɒmɹeɪd/, /ˈkʌmɹeɪd/, /-ɹeːd/
comrade (plural comrades)
- A mate, companion, or associate.
- A companion in battle; fellow soldier.
- 2019, Beevor, Antony, chapter 16, in Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944, Penguin Books, page 194:
- Wierzbowski and his men were so exhausted that they could hardly stay awake, but they knew they could not abandon their wounded comrades.
- (communism) A fellow socialist, communist or other similarly politically aligned person.
- Hello, comrade. Are you going to the Communist Party meeting tonight?
- (communism) A non-hierarchical title, functionally similar to "Mr.", "Mrs.", "Miss", "Ms." etc, in a communist or socialist state.
- Comrade Lenin inspired our people to undertake great works.
- see also Thesaurus:friend
- (title): compare sister, brother
- battle buddy
mate, companion, or associate
companion in battle, fellow soldier
title used in leftist circles
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comrade (third-person singular simple present comrades, present participle comrading, simple past and past participle comraded)
- (transitive) To associate with in a friendly way.
- 1916, 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.
- “comrade”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “comrade”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
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