HyperDic: company

English > 10 senses of the word company:
NOUNgroupcompanyan institution created to conduct business
groupcompanysmall military unit
statecompany, companionship, fellowship, societythe state of being with someone
groupcompany, troupeorganization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
person company, callera social or business visitor
groupcompanya social gathering of guests or companions
groupcompany, partya band of people associated temporarily in some activity
groupcompany, ship's companycrew / crew of a ship including the officers
groupcompanya unit of firefighters including their equipment
VERBstativecompany, companion, accompany, keep companybe a companion / companion / companion to somebody
company > pronunciation
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English > company: 10 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningAn institution created to conduct business.
Example "he started the company in his garage"
NarrowerEast India CompanyAn English company formed in 1600 to develop trade with the new British colonies in India and southeastern Asia
broadcasting companyA company that manages tv or radio stations
bureau de change(French) an establishment where you can exchange foreign money
car company, auto companyA company that makes and sells automobiles
closed shopA company that hires only union members
corporate investorA company that invests in (acquires control of) other companies
distributorA company that markets merchandise
dot-com, dot com, dot com companyA company that operates its business primarily on the internet using a URL that ends in '.com'
drug company, pharmaceutical company, pharmaA company that makes and sells pharmaceuticals
electronics companyA company that makes and sells electronic instruments
film companyA company that makes, advertises, and distributes movies
food companyA company that processes and sells food
furniture companyA company that sells furniture
holding companyA company with controlling shares in other companies
joint-stock companyA company (usually unincorporated) which has the capital of its members pooled in a common fund
limited company, Ltd., Ld.A company that is organized to give its owners limited liability
livery companyOne of the chartered companies of London originating with the craft guilds
mining companyA company that owns and manages mines
mover, public mover, moving company, removal firm, removal companyA company that moves the possessions of a family or business from one site to another
oil companyA company that sells oil
open shopA company whose workers are hired without regard to their membership in a labor union
packaging company, packaging concernA company that packages goods for sale or shipment or storage
pipeline companyA company that operates oil pipelines for the oil industry
printing concern, printing business, printing companyA company that does commercial printing
record companyA company that makes and sells musical recordings
serviceA company or agency that performs a public service
shipperA company in the business of shipping freight
shipping companyA company that provides shipping services
steel companyA company that makes and sells steel
stock companyA company whose capital is represented by stock
subsidiary company, subsidiaryA company that is completely controlled by another company
target company, takeover targetA company that has been chosen as attractive for takeover by a potential acquirer
think tank, think factoryA company that does research for hire and issues reports on the implications
transportation companyA company providing transportation / transportation
union shopA company allowed to hire nonunion workers on the condition that they will join the union within a specified time
white knightA company that is a friendly acquirer in a takeover
Broaderinstitution, establishmentAn organization founded and united for a specific purpose
Spanishcompañía, empresa, sociedad
Catalancompanyia, empresa, societat
English > company: 10 senses > noun 2, group
Meaningsmall military unit; usually two or three platoons.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Member ofbattalionAn army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies
battle groupAn army unit usually consisting of five companies
MembersplatoonA military unit that is a subdivision of a company
NarrowertrainbandA company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century
Broaderarmy unitA military unit that is part of an army
Spanishcompañía, empresa
English > company: 10 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe state of being with someone.
Example"he missed their company"
Synonymscompanionship, fellowship, society
NarrowerfreemasonryA natural or instinctive fellowship between people of similar interests
Broaderfriendship, friendly relationshipThe state of being friends (or friendly)
Spanishcamaradería, compañerismo
Catalancompanyonia, germanor
English > company: 10 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningOrganization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical).
Example"the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
Memberscast, cast of characters, dramatis personaeThe actors in a play
Narrowerballet companyA company that produces ballets
chorus, Greek chorusA company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
circusA travelling company of entertainers
minstrel showA troupe of performers in blackface typically giving a comic program of negro songs and jokes
minstrelsyA troupe of minstrels
opera companyA company / company that produces operas
theater companyA company / company that produces plays
Broaderorganization, organisationA group of people who work together
Spanishcompañía, empresa
Catalancompanyia, empresa
English > company: 10 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA social or business visitor.
Example"the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"
Broadervisitor, visitantsomeone who visits
English > company: 10 senses > noun 6, group
MeaningA social gathering of guests or companions.
Example"the house was filled with company when I arrived"
NarrowerattendanceThe number of people that are present
cohortA company of companions or supporters
numberA select company of people
Broadersocial gathering, social affairA gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship
Spanishcompañía, visita, visitas
Catalancompanyia, visita, visites
English > company: 10 senses > noun 7, group
MeaningA band of people associated temporarily in some activity.
Example "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
Narrowerfatigue partyA group of soldiers on fatigue duty
landing partyA part of a ship's company organized for special duties ashore
party to the action, party to the transactionA party of people taking a role in legal proceedings
rescue partyA party of rescuers
search partyA party of people to search / search for someone
stretcher partyA party of people with stretchers to carry an injured person
war partyA band of warriors who raid or fight an enemy (used especially of Native Americans)
Broaderset, circle, band, lotAn unofficial association of people or groups
Spanishcompañía, partida
Catalanbanda, companyia, partida
Verbscompanybe a companion / companion / companion to somebody
English > company: 10 senses > noun 8, group
Meaningcrew / crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship.
Synonymship's company
MemberscrewThe men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
Broadercomplement, full complementNumber needed to make up a whole force
English > company: 10 senses > noun 9, group
MeaningA unit of firefighters including their equipment.
Example"a hook-and-ladder company"
Broaderunit, social unitAn organization regarded as part of a larger / larger social group
English > company: 10 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe a companion / companion / companion to somebody.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymscompanion, accompany, keep company
Broaderconsort, associate, affiliate, assortkeep company with
Nounscompanya band of people associated temporarily in some activity

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