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auto company

  • noun a company that makes and sells automobiles
    auto company.
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ballet company

  • noun a company that produces ballets
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bank holding company

  • noun a holding company owning or controlling one or more banks
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banking company

  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; bank.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home
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broadcasting company

  • noun a company that manages tv or radio stations
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bus company

  • noun a public utility providing local transportation
    bus service.
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captive finance company

  • noun a finance company owned by a manufacturer to finance dealers' inventories or to make loans to consumers buying the company's products
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car company

  • noun a company that makes and sells automobiles
    auto company.
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closed-end investment company

  • noun a regulated investment company that issues a fixed number of shares which are listed on a stock market
    closed-end fund.
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commercial credit company

  • noun a finance company that makes loans to manufacturers and wholesalers
    commercial credit company.
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commercial finance company

  • noun a finance company that makes loans to manufacturers and wholesalers
    commercial credit company.
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company man

  • noun an employee whose first loyalty is to the company rather than to fellow workers
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company name

  • noun the name by which a corporation is identified
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company operator

  • noun an operator who works for a company
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company union

  • noun a union of workers for a single company; a union not affiliated with a larger union
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consulting company

  • noun a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
    consulting firm.
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consumer finance company

  • noun a finance company that makes loans to people who have trouble getting a bank loan
    consumer finance company.
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dot com company

  • noun a company that operates its business primarily on the internet using a URL that ends in `.com'
    dot com; dot-com.
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drug company

  • noun a company that makes and sells pharmaceuticals
    drug company; pharma.
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east india company

  • noun an English company formed in 1600 to develop trade with the new British colonies in India and southeastern Asia; in the 18th century it assumed administrative control of Bengal and held it until the British army took over in 1858 after the Indian Mutiny
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electric company

  • noun a public utility that provides electricity
    light company; power service; electric company.
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electronics company

  • noun a company that makes and sells electronic instruments
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face-amount certificate company

  • noun a regulated investment company that pays a stated amount to certificate holders on a stated maturity date
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film company

  • noun a company that makes, advertises, and distributes movies
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finance company

  • noun a financial institution (often affiliated with a holding company or manufacturer) that makes loans to individuals or businesses
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Fire company

  • noun a private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight fires
    fire brigade.
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  • a company of men managing an engine in extinguishing fires.
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Flank company

  • (Mil.), a certain number of troops drawn up on the right or left of a battalion; usually grenadiers, light infantry, or riflemen.
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food company

  • noun a company that processes and sells food
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Foot company

  • (Mil.), a company of infantry. Milton.
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furniture company

  • noun a company that sells furniture
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gas company

  • noun a public utility that provides gas
    gas service.
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holding company

  • noun a company with controlling shares in other companies
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Hose company

  • a company of men appointed to bring and manage hose in the extinguishing of fires. U.S.
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Independent company

  • (Mil.), one not incorporated in any regiment.
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industrial loan company

  • noun a finance company that makes small loans to industrial workers
    industrial bank.
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Insurance company

  • noun a financial institution that sells insurance
    insurance underwriter; insurer; underwriter; insurance firm.
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  • a company or corporation whose business it is to insure against loss, damage, or death.
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investment company

  • noun a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies
    investment firm; investment trust; fund.
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Joint-stock company

  • noun a company (usually unincorporated) which has the capital of its members pooled in a common fund; transferable shares represent ownership interest; shareholders are legally liable for all debts of the company
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  • (Law), a species of partnership, consisting generally of a large number of members, having a capital divided, or agreed to be divided, into shares, the shares owned by any member being usually transferable without the consent of the rest.
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keep company

  • verb be a companion to somebody
    company; accompany; companion.
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light company

  • noun a public utility that provides electricity
    light company; power service; electric company.
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Limited company

  • noun a company that is organized to give its owners limited liability
    Ltd.; Ld..
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  • a company in which the liability of each shareholder is limited by the number of shares he has taken, so that he can not be called on to contribute beyond the amount of his shares. Eng. Mozley & W.
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livery company

  • noun one of the chartered companies of London originating with the craft guilds
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mining company

  • noun a company that owns and manages mines
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moving company

  • noun a company that moves the possessions of a family or business from one site to another
    moving company; public mover; mover; removal firm.
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multibank holding company

  • noun a bank holding company owning several banks
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mutual fund company

  • noun a regulated investment company with a pool of assets that regularly sells and redeems its shares
    mutual fund company; open-end fund; mutual fund.
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Mutual insurance company

  • one which does a business of insurance on the mutual principle, the policy holders sharing losses and profits pro rata.
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oil company

  • noun a company that sells oil
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open-end investment company

  • noun a regulated investment company with a pool of assets that regularly sells and redeems its shares
    mutual fund company; open-end fund; mutual fund.
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opera company

  • noun a company that produces operas
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packaging company

  • noun a company that packages goods for sale or shipment or storage
    packaging concern.
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pharmaceutical company

  • noun a company that makes and sells pharmaceuticals
    drug company; pharma.
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phone company

  • noun a public utility that provides telephone service
    telco; phone service; phone company; telephone service.
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pipeline company

  • noun a company that operates oil pipelines for the oil industry
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power company

  • noun a public utility that provides electricity
    light company; power service; electric company.
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printing company

  • noun a company that does commercial printing
    printing business; printing concern.
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public utility company

  • noun a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
    public-service corporation; public utility; utility.
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publishing company

  • noun a firm in the publishing business
    publisher; publishing house; publishing firm.
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record company

  • noun a company that makes and sells musical recordings
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removal company

  • noun a company that moves the possessions of a family or business from one site to another
    moving company; public mover; mover; removal firm.
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repertory company

  • noun a theatrical company that performs plays from a repertoire
    repertory company.
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sales finance company

  • noun a finance company that buys (at a discount) the installment sales contracts of retail merchants
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Ship's company

  • noun crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
    company.
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  • the crew of a ship or other vessel.
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shipping company

  • noun a company that provides shipping services
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small loan company

  • noun a finance company that makes loans to people who have trouble getting a bank loan
    consumer finance company.
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steamship company

  • noun a line responsible for the operation of a fleet of steamships
    steamship line.
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steel company

  • noun a company that makes and sells steel
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Stock company

  • noun a company whose capital is represented by stock
  • noun a theatrical company that performs plays from a repertoire
    repertory company.
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  • (Com.), an incorporated company the capital of which is represented by marketable shares having a certain equal par value. also, joint-stock company
  • (Theater), a company of actors regularly employed at one theater, or permanently acting together in various plays under one management.
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subsidiary company

  • noun a company that is completely controlled by another company
    subsidiary.
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target company

  • noun a company that has been chosen as attractive for takeover by a potential acquirer
    takeover target.
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telephone company

  • noun a public utility that provides telephone service
    telco; phone service; phone company; telephone service.
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theater company

  • noun a company that produces plays
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To keep company with

  • . (a) To frequent the society of; to associate with; as, let youth keep company with the wise and good. (b) To accompany; to go with; as, to keep company with one on a voyage; also, to pay court to, or accept attentions from, with a view to marriage . Colloq.
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To part company

  • to separate, as travelers or companions.
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transportation company

  • noun a company providing transportation
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trucking company

  • noun a company that ships goods or possessions by truck
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trust company

  • noun an organization (usually with a commercial bank) that is engaged as a trustee or fiduciary or agent in handling trust funds or estates of custodial arrangements or stock transfers or related services
    trust corporation.
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water company

  • noun a public utility that provides water
    waterworks.
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