What does COMPANY mean?

Definitions for COMPANY
ˈkʌm pə niCOMPANY

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word COMPANY.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. company(noun)

    an institution created to conduct business

    "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"

  2. company(noun)

    small military unit; usually two or three platoons

  3. company, companionship, fellowship, society(noun)

    the state of being with someone

    "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

  4. company, troupe(noun)

    organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)

    "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"

  5. caller, company(noun)

    a social or business visitor

    "the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"

  6. company(noun)

    a social gathering of guests or companions

    "the house was filled with company when I arrived"

  7. party, company(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"

  8. ship's company, company(noun)

    crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship

  9. company(verb)

    a unit of firefighters including their equipment

    "a hook-and-ladder company"

  10. company, companion, accompany, keep company(verb)

    be a companion to somebody


  1. company(Noun)

    A group of individuals with a common purpose

    a company of actors.

  2. company(Noun)

    An entity that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture. A corporation.

  3. company(Noun)

    Any business, without respect to incorporation.

  4. company(Noun)

    Social visitors.

  5. company(Noun)


  6. company(Noun)

    A unit of approximately sixty to one hundred and twenty soldiers, typically consisting of two or three platoons and forming part of a battalion.

  7. company(Noun)

    A unit of firefighters and their equipment.

  8. company(Noun)

    The entire crew of a ship.

  9. company(Noun)

    Nickname for an intelligence service.

  10. company(Verb)

    To accompany, keep company with.

  11. Origin: From compaignie (Modern French: compagnie), possibly from *compania, but this word is not attested. compaignie is equivalent to compaignon (Modern French: compagnon) + -ie. More at companion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Company(noun)

    the state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse

  2. Company(noun)

    a companion or companions

  3. Company(noun)

    an assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient

  4. Company(noun)

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

  5. Company(noun)

    society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse

  6. Company(noun)

    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. Company(noun)

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

  8. Company(noun)

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

  9. Company(noun)

    the crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company

  10. Company(noun)

    the body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play

  11. Company(verb)

    to accompany or go with; to be companion to

  12. Company(verb)

    to associate

  13. Company(verb)

    to be a gay companion

  14. Company(verb)

    to have sexual commerce


  1. Company

    A company is an association or collection of individuals people or "warm-bodies" or else contrived "legal persons". Company members share a common purpose and unite in order to focus their various talents and organize their collectively available skills or resources to achieve specific, declared goals. Companies take various forms such as: ⁕Voluntary associations which may be registered as a Nonprofit organization ⁕A group of soldiers ⁕Business entity with an aim of gaining a profit ⁕Financial entities and Banks A company or association of persons can be created at law as legal person so that the company is itself can accept Limited liability for civil responsibility and taxation incurred as members perform to discharge their duty within the publicly declared "birth certificate" or published policy. Because companies are legal persons, they also may associate and register themselves as companies - often known as a Corporate group. When the company closes it may need a "death certificate" to avoid further legal obligations.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Company

    kum′pa-ni, n. any assembly of persons: a number of persons associated together for trade, &c.: a society: a subdivision of a regiment: the crew of a ship: state of being a companion: fellowship: associates: society: a gathering of people for social intercourse.—v.t. to accompany.—v.i. to associate.—Be good, or bad, company, to have, or to lack, companionable qualities; Keep company, to associate with: to court; Know a man by his company, to determine his character by the quality of his friends. [Fr. compagnie. See Companion.]


  1. Company

    COMPANY (www.welcometocompany.com ) is an online and offline social network connecting collectors of contemporary art while providing compelling content, an on-line art exchange and original art works from emerging artists for sale commissioned by COMPANY. With the debut of its off-line networking salon - The Collector Series - and its cable TV show - CollectorNYC - COMPANY offers advertisers a multi-platform advertising opportunity to a highly sought-after targeted demographic.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. company

    The whole crew of any ship, including her officers, men, and boys. In the army, a small body of foot, or subdivision of a regiment, commanded by a captain.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. company

    (Fr. compagnie). In military organization, is a body of men commanded by a captain, and forming an aliquot part of a regiment or battalion. In the British service a full company consists of about 100 men, and a regiment of infantry generally comprises 10 or 12 companies, or if there is more than 1 battalion, each has this number of companies. The captain of each company is assisted by 2 subalterns. In the U. S. army each regiment of infantry is divided into 10 companies, and each company has a captain and 2 lieutenants. The artillery and cavalry regiments are divided into 12 companies each, and the former has a captain and 4 lieutenants to each company. See Organization.

Editors Contribution

  1. company

    A type of organization that runs as a business.

    The company vision was simple everyone working together in unity to meet the need of the client, vision of the company and goals of the employees also.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COMPANY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #199

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COMPANY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #547

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COMPANY' in Nouns Frequency: #22

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of COMPANY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of COMPANY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of COMPANY in a Sentence

  1. Vince Lombardi:

    Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

  2. Tianjin Port No. 5:

    This matter was caused completely by the illegal operations of the agent and a related downstream trader and the port company did not itself sign...or participate in any unauthorised cargo release, hence, the port company was not involved in any transgression. Furthermore, to protect its legal rights, the port company has already initiated legal proceedings.

  3. John Chen:

    We're patiently building the product pipeline and the sales channel, there is still a lot of work to do, I'd love for everything to move faster, but I caution people to be a bit patient because we can't rebound in a very short period of time, no company can. We are doing all the right things for the long term and the company is definitely out of financial trouble.

  4. Martin Leach:

    It will be electric cars. The company will be based partially in China, and the United States. I don't feel empowered to give you further details at this point.

  5. Scott Kupor:

    That's what the public market investor is struggling with in these hybrid companies, how much of the business looks like a hardware or other business and how much does it truly have margins and moats that look like a technology company?

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