Companion and Familiar


Companion noun - A person frequently seen in the company of another.
Usage example: the reckless companions of one's youth

Familiar is a synonym for companion in associate topic. In some cases you can use "Familiar" instead a noun "Companion", when it comes to topics like trusted intimate.

Nearby Words: companionable, companionship, companioned


Familiar noun - A person who has a strong liking for and trust in another.
Usage example: with old familiars the normally reserved writer can be quite warm and funny

Companion is a synonym for familiar in person topic. You can use "Companion" instead a noun "Familiar", if it concerns topics such as associate, trusted intimate.

Both words in one sentence

  • Mentor Mascot In Magical Girl shows, this critter is usually the one who initially gives the girl her powers, and is known as a companion or a familiar.
    Source: Mentor Mascot
  • Subverted by Loiosh, an actual jhereg who can be quite courageous when acting on behalf of Vlad, who raised Loiosh as his companion and familiar.
  • A wizard's familiar or a ranger or druid's animal companion might be this, since they look like normal animals but have enhanced abilities due to being linked to the magic user.
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