Companion vs Confederate - What's the difference?
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Companion is a related term of confederate.
As nouns the difference between companion and confederate
is that companion
is a friend, acquaintance, or partner; someone with whom one spends time or keeps company while confederate
is a supporter or resident of the confederate states of america.
As a verb companion
is (obsolete) to be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany.
As an adjective confederate is
of or relating to the confederate states of america.
A friend, acquaintance, or partner; someone with whom one spends time or keeps company
- His dog has been his trusted companion for the last five years.
(dated) A person employed to accompany or travel with another.
(nautical) The framework on the quarterdeck of a sailing ship through which daylight entered the cabins below.
(nautical) The covering of a hatchway on an upper deck which leads to the companionway; the stairs themselves.
(topology) A knot in whose neighborhood another, specified knot meets every meridian disk.
(figuratively) A thing or phenomenon that is closely associated with another thing, phenomenon, or person.
(astronomy) A celestial object that is associated with another.
A knight of the lowest rank in certain orders.
- Here are your sons again; and I must lose / Two of the sweetest companions in the world.
(obsolete, derogatory) A fellow; a rogue.
* 1599 , , III. i. 111:
- a companion of the Bath
- and let us knog our / prains together to be revenge on this same scald, scurvy, / cogging companion ,
* See also
* companionable, uncompanionable
* companion hatch
* companion ladder
(obsolete) To be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany.
(obsolete) To qualify as a companion; to make equal.
* (rfdate) (William Shakespeare)
- Companion me with my mistress.
a member of a confederacy
an accomplice in a plot
(psychology) An actor who participates in a psychological experiment pretending to be a subject but in actuality working for the researcher (also known as a "stooge").
- He found some of his confederates in gaol.
of, relating to, or united in a confederacy
banded together; allied.
- All the swords / In Italy, and her confederate arms, / Could not have made this peace.
* , Youth's Antiphony, lines 11-12
*: Hour after hour, remote from the world's throng,
*: Work, contest, fame, all life's confederate pleas
To combine into a confederacy.