1. A person who joins with others in some activity.
2. Any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another.
1. A person with whom one shares a bed.
2. A temporary associate.
1 Scottish; a lively smart assertive person
2 Scottish; fellow, boy
ETYM Old Eng. budde; cf. Dutch bot, German butze, butz, the core of a fruit, bud, LG. butte in hagebutte, hainbutte, a hip of the dog-rose, or Old Fren. boton, French bouton, bud, button, Old Fren. boter to bud, push. Related to Button.
Undeveloped shoot usually enclosed by protective scales; inside is a very short stem and numerous undeveloped leaves, or flower parts, or both. Terminal buds are found at the tips of shoots, while axillary buds develop in the axils of the leaves, often remaining dormant unless the terminal bud is removed or damaged. Adventitious buds may be produced anywhere on the plant, their formation sometimes stimulated by an injury, such as that caused by pruning.
1. A partially opened flower.
2. A swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals.
A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities; SYN. brother, chum, crony, pal, sidekick.
ETYM Old Fren. and Prov. French bistarde, French outarde, from Latin avis tarda, lit., slow bird.
Large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight; classified with wading birds but frequents grassy steppes.
Large cranelike bird of Europe; American and Canadian, the Canada goose. great bustard, largest European land bird.
Bird of the family Otididae, related to cranes but with a rounder body, a thicker neck, and a relatively short beak. Bustards are found on the ground on open plains and fields.
The great bustard Otis tarda is one of the heaviest flying birds at 18 kg/40 lb, and the larger males may have a length of 1 m/3 ft and wingspan of 2.3 m/7.5 ft. It is found in N Asia and Europe, although there are fewer than 30,000 great bustards left in Europe and two-thirds of these live on the Spanish steppes.
A roommate, especially in a college or university; an old and intimate friend.
ETYM Latin cohors, prop. an inclosure: cf. French cohorte. Related to Court.
Company of soldiers, numbering from 300 to 600, in ancient Roman army; band of associates; American, associate.
1. A band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion).
2. A company of companions or supporters.
ETYM French collčgue, Latin collega one chosen at the same time with another, a partner in office; col- + legare to send or choose as deputy. Related to Legate.
1. A person who is member of one's class or profession; SYN. confrere, fellow.
2. An associate one works with; SYN. co-worker, fellow worker, workfellow.
ETYM French compagnon, Old Fren. compaing, from an assumed Late Lat. companio (cf. companium fellowship, a mess), from Latin com- + panis bread. Related to Pantry.
1. A person who is frequently in the company of another; SYN. comrade, fellow, familiar, associate.
2. A traveler who accompanies you; SYN. fellow traveler, fellow traveller.
3. One paid to accompany or assist or live with another.
One who is equal in rank; a companion; equal; peer.
1. An intimate friend or associate; companion; a fellow soldier
3. A fellow member of the Communist Party.
ETYM Latin consore, -sortis; con- + sors lot, fate, share. Related to Sort.
1. One who shares the lot of another; a companion; a partner; especially, a wife or husband.
2. A ship keeping company with another.
3. Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union.
4. An assembly or association of persons; a company; a group; a combination.
5. Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments.
ETYM Orig., an old woman. Related to Crone.
An intimate companion; a familiar frend. ®.
ETYM Old Eng. felawe, felaghe, Icel. fęlagi, from fęlag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; fę property + lag a laying, pl. lög law, akin to liggja to lie. Related to Fee, and Law, Lie to be low.
1. A companion; a comrade; an associate; a partner; a sharer.
2. A man without good breeding or worth.
3. An equal in power, rank, character, etc.
4. A person; an individual.
6. In certain universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges.
8. A member of a literary or scientific society.
(Irregular plural: matches).
1. An exact duplicate; SYN. mate.
2. Something that resembles or harmonizes with.
3. Thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction; SYN. lucifer, friction match.
Small strip of wood or paper, tipped with combustible material for producing fire. Friction matches containing phosphorus were first made 1816 in France by François Derosne.
A safety match is one in which the oxidizing agent and the combustible body are kept apart, the former being incorporated into the striking surface on the side of the box, the latter into the match. Safety matches were patented by a Swede, J E Lundström, 1855. Book matches were invented in the us 1892 by Joshua Pusey.
Sinonimi: first mate
1. The partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)
2. Informal term (Australian or British) for a friend of the same sex.
3. The officer below the master on a commercial ship; SYN. first mate.
ETYM For parcener, influenced by part.
1. An associate in any business or occupation; esp., a member of a partnership.
2. One who shares something with an other; a partaker; an associate.
3. A husband or a wife.
4. An unmarried companion.
5. Either one of a couple who dance together.