- a person who shares in one's activities, occupation, etc.; companion, associate, or friend.
- a fellow member of a fraternal group, political party, etc.
- a member of the Communist Party or someone with strongly leftist views.
Origin of comrade
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Examples from the Web for comrade
Johnson heard officers around him screaming to their comrade.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops
December 22, 2014
“A steadfast soldier of the law,” Felsman had said of his friend and comrade.Killer Eric Frein Held in Murdered Cop’s Cuffs
October 31, 2014
Their fourth comrade, left behind at the cemetery, attempted scaling a fence and wound up in the hospital the next day.Invasion of the Celebrity Body Snatchers, From Charlie Chaplin to Casey Kasem
July 19, 2014
Antonios, like his comrade in arms Martin Ssempa in Uganda, has called for the death penalty.The Christian Do-Gooders Secretly Attacking Gays
July 7, 2014
Update: Just gave secret speech denouncing excesses of Comrade Josef Stalin.Putin Was Right: This Internet Thing Really Was Created by the CIA
April 24, 2014
Tell me, comrade, is it sooth that we shall have another fling at these Frenchmen?The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
They evidently sympathized with their comrade's objection to the duties of a policeman.
The man with the gun swore fearfully, but his comrade with the hammer was silent.
She had become so habituated to his presence that she was quite at her ease, and treated him as a comrade.The Dream
Comrade Ossipon met the shock of this blasphemy by an awful, vacant stare.The Secret Agent
- an associate or companion
- a fellow member of a political party, esp a fellow Communist or socialist
Word Origin and History for comrade
1590s, "one who shares the same room," from Middle French camarade (16c.), from Spanish camarada "chamber mate," originally "chamberful," from Latin camera (see camera). In Spanish, a collective noun referring to one's company. In 17c., sometimes jocularly misspelled comrogue. Related: Comradely; comradeship.