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/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɑmɹæd/, /ˈkɑmɹəd/
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.
mate, companion, or associate
companion in battle, fellow soldier
title used in leftist circles
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Translations to be checked
- (transitive) To associate with in a friendly way.
- comrade in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- comrade in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.