company has definitions from the fields of business,performing arts,military,nautical,work
1
[ noun ] (business) an institution created to conduct business

Examples

"he only invests in large well-established companies" "he started the company in his garage"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Natural_gas public_utility companies would be given the right of eminent_domain , under a bill by Sen._Frank_Owen /3 , of El_Paso , to acquire sites for underground storage reservoirs for gas .

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

Dover `` publishes '' what the company calls `` Listen_and_Learn '' productions designed to teach foreign languages .

Decca is not the only large commercial company to impart instruction .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Consultation with architects , clients , real_estate men , fabric houses and furniture companies is essential to the proper development of class problems just as in actual work .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

`` Hang this around your neck or attach it to other parts of your anatomy , and its rays will cure any disease you have '' , said the company .

2
[ noun ] (performing arts) organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)

Synonyms

troupe

Examples

"the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

But barring a miracle , and do n't hold your breath for it , Chicago will not see the Leningrad-Kirov_Ballet , which stems from the ballet cradle of the Maryinsky and is one of the great companies of the world .

(The Providence Journal...)

The company which performed the Pulitzer_Prize musical here last night and will repeat it twice today is full of bounce , the politicians are in fine voice , the chorines evoke happy memories , and the Little_Flower rides to break a lance again .

I saw `` Fiorello ! '' performed in New_York by the original cast and I think this company is every_bit as good , and perhaps better .

3
[ noun ] the state of being with someone

Examples

"he missed their company" "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

Used in print

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

She loved him and missed his company .

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

`` Chickens have short memories '' , the doctor remarked , `` that 's why they are better company than most people I know '' , and he went_on to break some important news to Alex .

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

He felt a puppyish need for company as strong as his earlier necessity for quiet .

In_the_meantime he was pleased with the warm night and the still more pleasing company of his water_brother .

Related terms

friendship freemasonry

4
[ noun ] (military) small military unit; usually two or three platoons

Used in print

(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

In September 1822 two companies of infantry arrived_at the mouth of the St._Peter's_River , the head of navigation on the Mississippi , and began construction of Fort_St._Anthony which , upon completion , was renamed in_honor_of its commander , Colonel_Josiah_Snelling .

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

Another force flanked the company and took_up a position on a hill to the rear .

He assembled a group of 25 men , composed of wounded troopers awaiting evacuation , the company clerk , supply men , cooks and drivers , and led them to the hill .

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

With our company of soldiers , we made one long column of reddish dust .

5
[ noun ] a band of people associated temporarily in some activity

Synonyms

party

Examples

"they organized a party to search for food" "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"

Used in print

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

Old_Order , acted and atonally sung by Grunnfeu_Arapacis , the lovely Serbantian import , then entered and delivered the well-known invocation to the god Phineoppus , whereupon the stage is quite unexpectedly visited by a company of wandering Gorshek priests , symbolizing Love , Lust , Prudence and General_Motors , respectively .

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[ noun ] a social gathering of guests or companions

Examples

"the house was filled with company when I arrived"

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

Hansen arrived just before nightfall , two hours late , in company with Lee_MacPhail ; J._A._W._Iglehart , chairman of the Oriole board_of_directors , and Public_Relations_Director Jack_Dunn .

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

But then one day , while on a week 's visit to the country home of a retired Swiss jeweler , Rousseau amused the company with a_few little melodies he had written , to which he attached no great importance .

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

He had become the center of the company , such stories he had to tell .

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[ noun ] a social or business visitor

Synonyms

caller

Examples

"the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"

Used in print

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

She was wise enough to realize a man could be good company even if he did weigh too_much and did n't own the mint .

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

There was no room for company in the tiny Weaning_House ( where the Albright boys always took their brides , till they could get a house and a farm of their own ) .

(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)

An hour before , with the children asleep and nothing but the strange darkness , he would have appreciated company .

Related terms

visitor visit

8
[ noun ] a unit of firefighters including their equipment

Examples

: "a hook-and-ladder company"

Related terms

unit

9
[ verb ] be a companion to somebody

Related terms

consort companion party escort

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[ noun ] (nautical,work) crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship

Synonyms

ship's_company

Related terms

complement crew

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