companion

companion com∙pan∙ion noun 1. a person or an animal that travels with you or spends a lot of time with you • 旅伴;伴侣;陪伴:
»travelling companions
旅伴
»(figurative) Fear was the hostagesˈ constant companion.
人质一直都感到恐惧不安。
2. a person who has similar tastes, interests, etc. to your own and whose company you enjoy • (爱好、志趣等相投的)伙伴,同伴:
»She was a charming dinner companion.
与她同桌进餐使人感到十分高兴。
»His younger brother is not much of a companion for him.
他的弟弟和他志趣不太相投。
»Theyˈre drinking companions (= they go out drinking together).
他们是酒友。
3. a person who shares in your work, pleasures, sadness, etc. • 同甘共苦的伙伴:
»We became companions in misfortune.
我们成了患难之交。
4. a person, usually a woman, employed to live with and help sb, especially sb old or ill / sick • 陪护(通常受雇照料老人或病人) 5. one of a pair of things that go together or can be used together • 成对的物品之一;一副物品中的一个:
»A companion volume is soon to be published.
这卷书的姊妹篇即将问世。
6. used in book titles to describe a book giving useful facts and information on a particular subject • (用于书名)指南,手册:
»A Companion to French Literature
《法国文学指南》
--› see also boon companion
* * *
[kәm'pænjәn]
n. 同伴, 共事者

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