Companion of Literature

noun a holder of an honour awarded by the Royal Society of Literature.

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  • Companion of Literature — An honour (instituted 1961) conferred by the Royal Society of Literature (abbrev CLitt.) • • • Main Entry: ↑companion …   Useful english dictionary

  • companion — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a (often foll. by in, of) a person who accompanies, associates with, or shares with, another (a companion in adversity; they were close companions). b a person, esp. an unmarried or widowed woman, employed to live with and assist… …   Useful english dictionary

  • companion — companion1 [kəm pan′yən] n. [ME compainoun < OFr compagnon < VL * companio, lit., bread fellow, messmate (calque of Goth gahlaiba, one who eats of the same bread < ga , with + hlaifs, bread, LOAF1) < L com , with + panis, bread] 1. a… …   English World dictionary

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Companion cavalry — For similarly spelled words, see Hetair (disambiguation). Alexander Mosaic, showing the Battle of Issus, from the House of the Faun, Pompeii The Companions (Greek: ἑταῖροι, hetairoi) were the elite cavalry o …   Wikipedia

  • companion — com|pan|ion W3 [kəmˈpænjən] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: compagnon, from Late Latin companio, from Latin com ( COM ) + panis bread, food ] 1.) someone you spend a lot of time with, especially a friend ▪ For ten years he had been her… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • companion */*/ — UK [kəmˈpænjən] / US noun [countable] Word forms companion : singular companion plural companions 1) someone who is with you a travelling companion a) a friend or pet that you spend a lot of time with The dog soon became my constant companion. b) …   English dictionary

  • companion — com|pan|ion [ kəm pænjən ] noun count ** 1. ) someone who is with you: a traveling companion a ) a friend who you spend a lot of time with: The dog soon became my constant companion. b ) someone who is paid to live or travel with another person 2 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Companion to British History — The Companion to British History (ISBN 978 0 9560983 0 6) is a single volume encyclopaedic reference work bigger than a foundation stone, longer than the Bible (Daily Telegraph) written by the sole hand of Charles Arnold Baker and originally… …   Wikipedia

  • companion piece — noun Date: 1844 a work (as of literature) that is associated with and complements another …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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