Definition of Company

1. Verb. Be a companion to somebody.

Exact synonyms: Accompany, Companion, Keep Company
Generic synonyms: Affiliate, Associate, Assort, Consort
Derivative terms: Accompaniment, Companion, Companion, Companion

2. Noun. An institution created to conduct business. "He started the company in his garage"

3. Noun. Small military unit; usually two or three platoons.
Generic synonyms: Army Unit
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Group relationships: Battle Group, Battalion
Member holonyms: Platoon
Specialized synonyms: Trainband

4. Noun. The state of being with someone. "He enjoyed the society of his friends"
Exact synonyms: Companionship, Fellowship, Society
Specialized synonyms: Freemasonry
Generic synonyms: Friendly Relationship, Friendship
Derivative terms: Companion, Companion, Fellow

5. Noun. Organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical). "The traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"

6. Noun. A social or business visitor. "The room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"
Exact synonyms: Caller
Generic synonyms: Visitant, Visitor
Derivative terms: Call

7. Noun. A social gathering of guests or companions. "The house was filled with company when I arrived"
Specialized synonyms: Attendance, Cohort, Number
Generic synonyms: Social Affair, Social Gathering

8. Noun. A band of people associated temporarily in some activity. "The company of cooks walked into the kitchen"

9. Noun. Crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship.
Exact synonyms: Ship's Company
Generic synonyms: Complement, Full Complement
Member holonyms: Crew

10. Noun. A unit of firefighters including their equipment. "A hook-and-ladder company"
Generic synonyms: Social Unit, Unit

Definition of Company

1. n. The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.

2. v. t. To accompany or go with; to be companion to.

3. v. i. To associate.

Definition of Company

1. Noun. A group of individuals with a common purpose ¹

2. Noun. (legal business) An entity that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture. A corporation. ¹

3. Noun. (business) Any business, without respect to incorporation. ¹

4. Noun. Social visitors. ¹

5. Noun. companionship. ¹

6. Noun. (military) A unit of approximately sixty to one hundred and twenty soldiers, typically consisting of two or three platoons and forming part of a battalion. ¹

7. Noun. A unit of firefighters and their equipment. ¹

8. Noun. (nautical) The entire crew of a ship. ¹

9. Noun. (espionage) Nickname for an intelligence service. ¹

10. Verb. (archaic) To accompany, keep company with. ¹

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Definition of Company

1. to associate with [v -NIED, -NYING, -NIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Company

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company store
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Literary usage of Company

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1906)
"TEXAS—Continued SHERMAN, Sherman Gas and Electric company TYLER, Tyler Electric Light and Power company WEATHERFORD, City of Weatherford Water, ..."

2. Bulletin by National Electric Light Association (1911)
"New Members Class A: Central Illinois Public Service company, Mat toon, 111.; ... San Francisco Gas and Electric company, San Francisco, Cal. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Singleton Copley Lyndhurst, Henry Brougham Brougham and Vaux (1837)
"March\s. WARE v. The GRAND JUNCTION WATER WORKS company. Injunction to restrain the Grand June- tion Water Works company from applying to ..."

4. Bulletin by Ohio State Geologist, Ohio Division of Geological Survey (1904)
"Commercial Wood and Cement company, New York, NY Contractors Plant company, Boston, Mass. Contractors Supply company, Chicago, I1l. FH Crafts, manufacturer, ..."

5. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam ( Smith, Joseph Shield Nicholson (1895)
"The Hudson's Bay company are, as to theii portion, than the sum which its owner stands I legal rights, in the same situation as the credited for in the ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"For instance, the Companies Clauses Consolidation Act empowers every company to which that Act applies, to make by-laws for the purpose of regulating the ..."

7. History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps: A Complete Record of the by Josiah Rhinehart Sypher (1865)
"... and Staff Officers— Roll of company A—Roll of company B—Roll of company ... of company D—Roll of company E—Muster-out Roll of company F—Roll of company ..."

8. Bulletin. by Dept. of Public Instruction, California, Michigan, State Board of Education (1914)
"The list of companies operating in the Salt Creek field is as follows: Barbados Oil company Blackmore Oil company Bluestone Oil company California Oil ..."

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