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Definitions of company

  1. be a companion to somebody
  2. a social or business visitor; " the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"
  3. small military unit; usually two or three platoons
  4. an institution created to conduct business; " he only invests in large well- established companies"; " he started the company in his garage"
  5. a unit of firefighters including their equipment; " a hook- and- ladder company"
  6. a social gathering of guests or companions; " the house was filled with company when I arrived"
  7. organization of performers and associated personnel ( especially theatrical); " the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
  8. crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
  9. 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"
  10. The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.
  11. A companion or companions.
  12. An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.
  13. Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.
  14. Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.
  15. 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.
  16. Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & amp; Co.
  17. A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States ( full strength) 100 men.
  18. The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.
  19. The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.
  20. To accompany or go with; to be companion to.
  21. To associate.
  22. To be a gay companion.
  23. To have sexual commerce.
  24. A group of people; a body of persons associated together; society; associates; as, a man is known by the company he keeps; a body of actors; a guest, or guests; fellowship; a firm; a ship's crew; a section of a regiment commanded by a captain.
  25. An assembly of persons: a number of persons associated together for trade, etc.: a society: a subdivision of a regiment: the crew of a ship: state of being a companion: fellowship: society.
  26. To associate with.
  27. Assembly or association of persons; part of a regiment; society.
  28. The society of another or others; fellowship; association.
  29. A gathering of persons for social purposes; an assemblage; a corporation.
  30. A body of men commanded by a captain.
  31. Any assemblage of persons; persons collected by invitation or otherwise, for entertainment or festivity; a number of persons associated together in one common interest, or in a joint concern; a society; fellowship; the state of being a companion; a body of soldiers under the command of a captain; the crew of a ship. To bear company, to accompany. To keep company, to accompany; to associate with frequently or habitually. See Companion.
  32. A large or small number of persons met together; a party of persons assembled for social intercourse; fellowship; a number of persons united for the purposes of trade, & c.; a firm; the crew of a ship, including officers; a division of soldiers in a foot regiment under a captain; to bear company, to go with; to attend; to keep company with, to associate with; to go with as an intimate friend frequently or habitually.
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Usage examples for company

  1. I ain't safe company just now." – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  2. Well, Mr. Trevison, the railroad company isn't ready to close with you. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  3. And in the best of company. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  4. My friends, that was the first time in his life that he ever found himself in really good company. – Madame Delphine by George W. Cable
  5. Indeed, I think the doctor will say I'm very good company for you. – Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  6. As for forcin' my company on you, though, that well, that's different. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  7. Here, he said, let's be company. – Jim Davis by John Masefield
  8. Yes, we must see what company you keep. – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  9. Grace ain't company any more than me. – Captain Horace by Sophie May
  10. Well, we will miss her, I'm sure, said Cora, for she is such good company. – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret
  11. My dear child-" " Has there been any trouble between my father and the company?" – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  12. The house is full of company, and there is to be a dinner- party to- night. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  13. Ye didna gie's the fawvour o' yer company last hairst! – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  14. Hes very poor company. – Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw
  15. It's been a sight o' company to me. – Strangers and Wayfarers by Sarah Orne Jewett
  16. I will tell the company what he did say, one of these days. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  17. Where is your company, Life? – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  18. They- they will be good company- if you wish. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  19. Unfortunately, I can't even spare you my company. – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  20. Just to keep the boys company. – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith
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