companionable

[ kuh m-pan-yuh-nuh-buh l ]
/ kəmˈpæn yə nə bəl /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. companion piece,
  2. companion planting,
  3. companion set,
  4. companion star,
  5. companion vein,
  6. companionate,
  7. companionate marriage,
  8. companionship,
  9. companionway,
  10. company

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

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British Dictionary definitions for companionable

companionable

/ (kəmˈpænjənəbəl) /

adjective

suited to be a companion; sociable
Derived Formscompanionableness or companionability, nouncompanionably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for companionable

companionable

adj.

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

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