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companion

1
Astronomy the fainter of the two components of a double star

companion

2
Nautical
a. a raised frame on an upper deck with windows to give light to the deck below
b. (as modifier): a companion ladder

companion

[kəm′pan·yən]
(astronomy)
References in classic literature ?
At first he refused to leave his human friend for the companionship of his own kind; but when he saw the last of the tribe wandering off into the jungle again and his glance rested upon the lithe figure of the dead king's young mate as she cast admiring glances at her lord's successor the call of blood would not be denied.
Miss Pippin adoring young Pumpkin, and dreaming along endless vistas of unwearying companionship, was a little drama which never tired our fathers and mothers, and had been put into all costumes.
Paul adored her, and the companionship between them was beautiful to see.
And during these hours of companionship Michael learned many things.
No, we have knowledge of no world but yours, though for us it holds no sunlight, no warmth, no music, no laughter, no song of birds, nor any companionship. O God!
And certainly the companionship of school has had a good effect on him, and he is perfectly well, and making good progress."
If the homemaker is removed, then the continuity for the children created by her presence, the love and affection, the security, the companionship, etc., may also be removed.
Pets, especially cats and dogs, provide companionship, generate exercise and teach children about sharing and caring as well as giving heaps of pure pleasure.
One of these is the household consumption of pet companionship. Over the years 1983-91, dog ownership by households in the U.S.
For us, from different backgrounds and histories, it was a time of intense companionship and sharing which provided us with a sense of "we-ness" that tempered the "I-ness" prevalent in so much of American literature and art.
A FORMER RAF operations officer has launched a new business providing specialist transport and companionship for older people and those with disabilities.
Patricia has been visiting companionship centre Sundale House in Bradley for three years.