Definition of comrade noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmreɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmræd//
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  1. 1a person who is a member of the same communist or socialist political party as the person speaking We must fight for our rights, comrades!
  2. 2(also comrade-in-arms) (old-fashioned) a friend or other person that you work with, especially as soldiers during a war They were old army comrades. Wordfinderacquaintance, bond, buddy, companion, comrade, friend, mate, neighbour, platonic, playmate See related entries: Friends
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (originally also camerade): from French camerade, camarade (originally feminine), from Spanish camarada ‘room-mate’, from Latin camera ‘chamber’. Compare with chum.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: comrade