Communication to Companion
(Com*mu`ni*ca"tion) n. [L. communicatio.]
1. The act or fact of communicating; as, communication of smallpox; communication of a secret.
2. Intercourse by words, letters, or messages; interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or
other means; conference; correspondence.
Argument . . . and friendly communication.
3. Association; company.
Evil communications corrupt good manners.
1 Cor. xv. 33.
4. Means of communicating; means of passing from place to place; a connecting passage; connection.
The Euxine Sea is conveniently situated for trade, by the communication it has both with Asia and Europe.
5. That which is communicated or imparted; intelligence; news; a verbal or written message.
6. Participation in the Lord's supper. Bp. Pearson.
7. (Rhet.) A trope, by which a speaker assumes that his hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and
says we, instead of I or you. Beattie.
Syn. Correspondence; conference; intercourse.
(Com*mu"ni*ca*tive) a. [Cf. F. Communicatif, LL. communicativus.] Inclined to communicate; ready
to impart to others.
Determine, for the future, to be less communicative.
(Com*mu"ni*ca*tive*ness), n. The quality of being communicative. Norris.
(Com*mu"ni*ca`tor) n. [L.] One who communicates. Boyle.
(Com*mu"ni*ca"to*ry) a. [LL. communicatorius.] Imparting knowledge or information.
Canonical and communicatory letters.
(Com*mun"ion) n. [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See Common.]
1. The act of sharing; community; participation. "This communion of goods." Blackstone.
2. Intercourse between two or more persons; esp., intimate association and intercourse implying sympathy
and confidence; interchange of thoughts, purposes, etc.; agreement; fellowship; as, the communion of
We are naturally induced to seek communion and fellowship with others.
What communion hath light with darkness?
2 Cor. vi. 14.
Bare communion with a good church can never alone make a good man.
3. A body of Christians having one common faith and discipline; as, the Presbyterian communion.
4. The sacrament of the eucharist; the celebration of the Lord's supper; the act of partaking of the sacrament; as,
to go to communion; to partake of the communion.