Definition of Company in English :

Define Company in English

Company meaning in English

Meaning of Company in English

Pronunciation of Company in English

Company pronunciation in English

Pronounce Company in English


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1. company

an institution created to conduct business

Example Sentences:
'he only invests in large well-established companies'
'he started the company in his garage'

2. company

small military unit; usually two or three platoons

3. companionship, company, fellowship, society

the state of being with someone

Example Sentences:
'he missed their company'
'he enjoyed the society of his friends'

4. company, troupe

organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)

Example Sentences:
'the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel'

5. caller, company

a social or business visitor

Example Sentences:
'the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company'

6. company

a social gathering of guests or companions

Example Sentences:
'the house was filled with company when I arrived'

7. company, party

a band of people associated temporarily in some activity

Example Sentences:
'they organized a party to search for food'
'the company of cooks walked into the kitchen'

8. company, ship's company

crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship

9. company

a unit of firefighters including their equipment

Example Sentences:
'a hook-and-ladder company'


10. accompany, companion, company, keep company

be a companion to somebody

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -nies
a number of people gathered together; assembly
the fact of being with someone; companionship
I enjoy her company
a social visitor or visitors; guest or guests
a business enterprise
the members of an enterprise not specifically mentioned in the enterprise's title
. Abbreviation: Co, co
a group of actors, usually including business and technical personnel
a unit of around 100 troops, usually comprising two or more platoons
the officers and crew of a ship
a unit of Girl Guides
10. English history
a medieval guild
11.  keep company
12.  part company
verb -nies, -nying or -nied
13. archaic
to keep company or associate (with someone)

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈcompanied or ˈcompanying
9.  Archaic
to accompany
nounWord forms: plural ˈcompanies
companionship; society
to enjoy another's company
a group of people
; specif.,
a group gathered for social purposes
a group associated for some purpose, as to form a commercial or industrial firm
a theatrical company, a manufacturing company
a trade guild in the Middle Ages
the partners whose names are not given in the title of a firm
John Smith and Company
a guest or guests; visitor or visitors
a habitual associate or associates
people are judged by the company they keep
7.  Military
a body of troops; specif., the lowest administrative unit, as of infantry, normally composed of two or more platoons and a headquarters
all of a ship's personnel, including the officers
: in full ship's company
verb intransitive
10.  Archaic
to associate (with)

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see synonyms of company
n. pl. com·pa·nies
1. A group of persons: a company of scientists.
a. One's companions or associates: moved in fast company; is known by the company she keeps.
b. A guest or guests: had company for the weekend.
c. The state of friendly companionship; fellowship: was grateful for her company; friends who finally parted company.
a. A business enterprise; a firm.
b. A partner or partners not specifically named in a firm's title: Lee Rogers and Company.
4. A troupe of dramatic or musical performers: a repertory company.
a. A subdivision of a military regiment or battalion that constitutes the lowest administrative unit. It is usually under the command of a captain and is made up of at least two platoons.
b. A unit of firefighters.
6. A ship's crew and officers. See Usage Note at collective noun.
v. com·pa·nied, com·pa·ny·ing, com·pa·nies
To accompany or associate with.
To keep company with someone; associate.

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