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companion         

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      n  
1    a person who is an associate of another or others; comrade  
2    (esp. formerly) an employee, usually a woman, who provides company for an employer, esp. an elderly woman  
3   
a    one of a pair; match  
b    (as modifier)  
a companion volume     
4    a guidebook or handbook  
5    a member of the lowest rank of any of certain orders of knighthood  
6      (Astronomy)   the fainter of the two components of a double star  
      vb  
7    tr   to accompany or be a companion to  
     (C13: from Late Latin companio, literally: one who eats bread with another, from Latin com- with + panis bread)  
  companionless      adj  
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companion          [2]  
      n     (Nautical)  
a    a raised frame on an upper deck with windows to give light to the deck below  
b    (as modifier)  
a companion ladder     
     (C18: from Dutch kompanje quarterdeck, from Old French compagne, from Old Italian compagna pantry, perhaps ultimately from Latin panis bread)  

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companion

  
1    accomplice, ally, associate, buddy     (informal)   colleague, comrade, confederate, consort, crony, friend, gossip     (archaic)   homeboy     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   mate     (informal)   partner  
2    aide, assistant, attendant, chaperon, duenna, escort, squire  
3    complement, counterpart, fellow, match, mate, twin  

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n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
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