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WordNet 2.0
  • an institution created to conduct business
  • "he only invests in large well-established companies"
  • "he started the company in his garage"
  • a unit of firefighters including their equipment
  • "a hook-and-ladder company"
  • a social gathering of guests or companions
  • "the house was filled with company when I arrived"
  • organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
  • "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
  • small military unit
  • usually two or three platoons
  • crew of a ship including the officers
  • the whole force or personnel of a ship
  • 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"
  • a social or business visitor
  • "the room was a mess because he hadn''t expected company"
  • the state of being with someone
  • "he missed their company"
  • "he enjoyed the society of his friends"
  • be a companion to somebody
company
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse. Shak.

    "Evil company doth corrupt good manners. 1 Cor. xv. 33. (Rev. Ver.)." --

    "Brethren, farewell: your company along I will not wish. Milton." --

    2. A companion or companions.

    "To thee and thy company I bid A hearty welcome. Shak." --

    3. An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.

    "Thou shalt meet a company of prophets. 1 Sam. x. 5." --

    4. Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.

    5. Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.

    "Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company. Swift." --

    6. 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.

    7. Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co.

    8. (Mil.) A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.

    9. (Naut.) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.

    10. The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.

    To keep company with
    See under Keep, v. t.

    Syn. -- Assemblage; assembly; society; group; circle; crowd; troop; crew; gang; corporation; association; fraternity; guild; partnership; copartnery; union; club; party; gathering.

  • 1. To accompany or go with; to be companion to. [Obs.]

  • 1. To associate.

    "Men which have companied with us all the time. Acts i. 21." --

    2. To be a gay companion. [Obs.] Spenser.

    3. To have sexual commerce. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.

 

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