[ kom-rad, -rid ]
/ ˈkɒm ræd, -rɪd /


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

1585–95; < Middle French camarade < Spanish camarada group of soldiers billeted together, equivalent to cámar(a) “room” (< Latin; see camera1) + -ada < Latin -āta, feminine of -ātus -ate1


com·rade·ship, nounpre·com·rade·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for comradeship

/ (ˈkɒmreɪd, -rɪd) /


an associate or companion
a fellow member of a political party, esp a fellow Communist or socialist

Derived forms of comrade

comradely, adjectivecomradeship, noun

Word Origin for comrade

C16: from French camarade, from Spanish camarada group of soldiers sharing a billet, from cámara room, from Latin; see camera, chamber
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