1. A person who joins with others in some activity.
2. Any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another.
An author who collaborated with another author (or with many authors) in the production of a volume.
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 Latin collaborare to labor together; col- + laborare to labor: cf. French collaborateur.
1. An associate who works with others toward a common goal; SYN. cooperator, partner, pardner.
2. Someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force; SYN. collaborationist, quisling.
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.
A writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book.
1. A contract between two or more persons who agree to pool talent and money and share profits or losses.
2. The members of a business venture created by contract.
Two or more persons carrying on a common business for shared profit. The business can be of any kind—for instance, solicitors, shop owners, or window cleaners. A partnership differs from a corporation in that the individuals remain separate in identity and are not protected by limited liability, so that each partner is personally responsible for any debts of the partnership.
In a limited partnership, a general partner or partners with a limited liability manage the enterprise, while limited partners have no management rights and their liability is limited to their investment.