[kuh m-pan-yuh-nuh-buh l]


possessing the qualities of a good companion; pleasant to be with; congenial.

Origin of companionable

1350–1400; Middle English. See companion1, -able
Related formscom·pan·ion·a·bil·i·ty, com·pan·ion·a·ble·ness, nouncom·pan·ion·a·bly, adverbun·com·pan·ion·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of companionable

  • Can be seen as either slightly sinister or companionable, as in “Me and my shadow.”

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Historical Examples of companionable

British Dictionary definitions for companionable



suited to be a companion; sociable
Derived Formscompanionableness or companionability, nouncompanionably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for companionable

1620s, from companion + -able. Related: Companionably; companionability.

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