companionable

Definitions

  • The princess and her companions by the brook
    The princess and her companions by the brook
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj companionable suggestive of companionship "a companionable pet"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Treacherous Companions Treacherous Companions
Aeneas asks his companions to take the body Aeneas asks his companions to take the body
The dying Camilla supported by one of her companions The dying Camilla supported by one of her companions

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The electric automobile self-starter was invented to make it possible for women to drive without a companion, who was previously needed to crank the engine.
    • companionable Fitted for good-fellowship; qualified or inclined to be agreeable in company; sociable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first cookbook published in the United States was Compleat Housewife, or Accomplished Gentlewoman's Companion, printed in Williamsburg, VA in 1742.
    • Companionable fit to be a companion: agreeable
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Quotations

  • Joseph Addison
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    “True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “The thing that counts most in the pursuit of happiness is choosing the right companion.”
  • Samuel Smiles
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    “Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.”
  • The Koran
    The Koran
    “He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.”
  • The Koran
    The Koran
    “Blessed is he who makes his companions laugh.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
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    “When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. compagnon, from Low L. companium, a mess—L. com, with, and panis, bread.

Usage

In literature:

As soon as I had collected my thoughts, I remembered my companion.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Perhaps he was of a coarser "make" than any of his three companions.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
I was now alone, having dropped my companions at intervals along the margin of the timber.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Then she heard the even breathing of her companion on the seat ahead.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
So have all my companions.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Deane could not help feeling puzzled at times at the caution his companion considered necessary to use.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
Belle-bouche suffered her glance to follow that of her companion.
"The Youth of Jefferson" by Anonymous
Perhaps the voice of one of his companions would respond to his.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
His companion, who understands the business well, is kindly assisting him.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
He and his companions secured such articles as appeared most worth saving.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

"Oh, dallying's a sad mistake;
'Tis craven to survey the morrow!
Go give your heart, and if it break-
A wise companion is Sorrow.
"To Newcastle" by Dorothy Parker
Now, but companioned by my pain,
Among each well-remembered scene
I can but let my Fancy feign
The happiness that might have been;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
God's gardener, upwards lift! For friends,
Companions from the sky,
Angels shall visit thee and raise
Thy soul with converse high.
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
Ye brave companions of his life,
Ye heroes of the Curieux,
Who join'd him in th' unequal strife,
Who saw him bid the world adieu—
"The Curieux" by John Mayne
SHIPMATE, leave the ghostly shadows,
Where thy boon companions throng!
We will put to sea together
Through the twilight with a song.
"A Captain Of The Press Gang" by Bliss William Carman
Hail, mildly pleasing Solitude,
Companion of the wise and good,
But from whose holy piercing eye
The herd of fools and villains fly.
"Hymn On Solitude" by James Thomson

In news:

Welcome to the companion Web site to " Lost Tribes of Israel," originally broadcast on February 22, 2000.
Pluto may have been kicked out of the planet club, but it has gained yet another companion.
Among big news was Roche's companion diagnostic alliance with Clovis, a melanoma deal with BMS, and FDA's Avastin decision.
Suddenly alone after the death of her husband, Susan Lindley is unmoored in Millet's elegant meditation on death and what it means to be alone, even when you're not, in this companion piece to How the Dead Dream and Ghost Lights.
The cause was AIDS, said John Sugg, his companion of 29 years.
Haas produced and submitted this video as a companion piece to the Thorlabs case study.
Companion Dog Group: Maltese .
The companion book can also be ordered at this site.
It can be used as a companion to virtually all textbooks dealing with scientific and engineering mathematics or specifically mathematics for chemists.
'Darling Companion' review: Lost dog, meandering movie.
(SONY PICTURES CLASSICS) Diane Keaton loses her "Darling Companion," and thereby wags a tail.
Welcome to the companion Web site to " Methuselah Tree," originally broadcast on December 11, 2001.
In Vitro Companion Diagnostic Devices.
We had one Shiba already, Zuri, and he was and is the perfect companion and addition to our family.
DxS to Develop K- RAS Mutation Kit as Companion Diagnostic to Erbitux.
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In science:

Details of the reduction are given in a companion paper on the planetary nebula system of NGC 5128 (Peng, Ford, & Freeman 2004).
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
In a companion paper we show that de Gennes’ local solution is inconsistent with a class of contact line models, such as the slip model considered here.
Hydrodynamic theory of de-wetting
In companion papers and we show that Brownian bridge asymptotics apply for models of random mappings more general than the uniform model, in particular for the p-mapping model [24, 29], and that proofs can be simplified by use of Joyal’s bijection between mappings and trees.
Two recursive decompositions of Brownian bridge
In the companion paper we illustrate that there exists a generalized optical geometry (within a finite region of any spacetime point) for any spherically symmetric spacetime.
Generalizing Optical Geometry
In the companion paper , we in fact find it more convenient to work in coordinates, starting from (40).
Generalizing Optical Geometry
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