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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.



comrade (plural comrades)

  1. A mate, companion, or associate.
  2. 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.
  3. (communism) A fellow socialist, communist or other similarly politically aligned person.
    Hello, comrade. Are you going to the Communist Party meeting tonight?
  4. (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.


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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.
    • 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.

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