comrade

Your close friend or associate is your comrade. Teenagers often prefer seeing movies with a comrade or two, rather than with their parents.

Comrade sometimes refers to a fellow soldier, and it is found in the phrase "comrade-in-arms." Movies about World War II comrades-in-arms often show them risking their lives to rescue each other. Comrade is also the form of address for members of the Communist party. If Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin ran into other at a party, Stalin would say, "Hello, Comrade Lenin!" The root is the Latin camera, or vaulted room, and originally comrade meant someone who shares a room.

Definitions of comrade
  1. noun
    a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    comrades in arms”
    synonyms: associate, companion, familiar, fellow
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    date, escort
    a participant in a date
    playfellow, playmate
    a companion at play
    tovarich, tovarisch
    a comrade (especially in Russian communism)
    blind date
    a participant in a blind date (someone you meet for the first time when you have a date with them)
    type of:
    friend
    a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
  2. noun
    someone with whom one has endured a dangerous situation, especially a fellow soldier
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    associate
    a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
  3. noun
    used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement
    “Greetings, comrade!”
    synonyms: brother
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    friend
    a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
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