noun an institution created to conduct business
- he only invests in large well-established companies
- he started the company in his garage
noun small military unit; usually two or three platoons
noun the state of being with someone
fellowship; companionship; society.
- he missed their company
- he enjoyed the society of his friends
noun organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
- the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel
noun a social or business visitor
- the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company
noun a social gathering of guests or companions
- the house was filled with company when I arrived
noun a band of people associated temporarily in some activity
- they organized a party to search for food
- the company of cooks walked into the kitchen
noun crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
noun a unit of firefighters including their equipment
- a hook-and-ladder company
verb be a companion to somebody
keep company; accompany; companion.
, fr. OF. compaing
. See Companion
- The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompaying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.
Evil company doth corrupt good manners.
1 Cor. xv. 33. (Rev. Ver. ).
Brethren, farewell: your company along
I will not wish.
- A companion or companions.
To thee and thy company I bid
A hearty welcome.
- An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.
Thou shalt meet a company of prophets.
1 Sam. x. 5.
- Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.
- Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.
Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company.
- An association of persons for the purpose of carrying on some enterprise or business; a corporation; a firm; as, the East India Company; an insurance company; a joint-stock company.
- Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co.
- (Mil.) A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.
- (Naut.) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.
- The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.
Syn. -- Assemblage; assembly; society; group; assembly; society; group; circle; crowd; troop; crew; gang; corporation; association; fraternity; guild; partnership; copartnery; union; club; party; gathering.
Com"pa*ny transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Companied ; present participle & verbal noun Companying
- To accompany or go with; to be companion to. Obs.
Com"pa*ny intransitive verb
- To associate.
Men which have companied with us all the time.
Acts i. 21.
- To be a gay companion. Obs.
- To have sexual commerce. Obs.
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