Definitions for Company
ˈkʌm pə nicom·pa·ny
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Company.
an institution created to conduct business
"he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
small military unit; usually two or three platoons
company, companionship, fellowship, societynoun
the state of being with someone
"he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends"
organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
"the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
a social or business visitor
"the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"
a social gathering of guests or companions
"the house was filled with company when I arrived"
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"
ship's company, companynoun
crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
a unit of firefighters including their equipment
"a hook-and-ladder company"
company, companion, accompany, keep companyverb
be a companion to somebody
A group of individuals with a common purpose
a company of actors.
An entity that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture. A corporation.
Any business, without respect to incorporation.
A unit of approximately sixty to one hundred and twenty soldiers, typically consisting of two or three platoons and forming part of a battalion.
A unit of firefighters and their equipment.
The entire crew of a ship.
Nickname for an intelligence service.
To accompany, keep company with.
Etymology: 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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: compagnie, French; either from con and pagus, one of the same town; or con and panis, one that eats of the same mess.
Go, carry sir John Falstaff to the Fleet;
Take all his company along with him. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
Honest company, I thank you all,
That have beheld me give away myself
To this most patient, sweet, and virtuous wife. William Shakespeare.
A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, where there is no love. Francis Bacon, Essay 28.
Monsieur Zulichem came to me among the rest of the good company of the town. William Temple.
Knowledge of men and manners, the freedom of habitudes, and conversation with the best company of both sexes, is necessary. Dryden.
It is more pleasant to enjoy the company of him that can speak such words, than by such words to be persuaded to follow solitariness. Philip Sidney.
Nor will I wretched thee
In death forsake, but keep thee company. John Dryden, Fables.
Abdallah grew by degrees so enamoured of her conversation, that he did not think he lived when he was not in company with his beloved Balsora. Guardian, №. 167.
William Shakespeare was an actor, when there were seven companies of players in the town together. John Dennis.
This emperor seems to have been the first who incorporated the several trades of Rome into companies, with their particular privileges. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
Every captain brought with him thrice so many in his company as was expected. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.
I do desire thee
To bear me company, and go with me. William Shakespeare.
Those Indian wives are loving fools, and may do well to keep company with the Arrias and Portias of old Rome. Dryd.
Admitted to that equal sky,
His faithful dog shall bear him company. Alexander Pope, Essay on Man.
Why should he call her whore? Who keeps her company? William Shakespeare, Othello.
To accompany; to attend; to be companion to; to be associated with.
Etymology: from the noun.
The soldier that did company these three. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
Thus, through what path soe’er of life we rove,
Rage companies our hate, and grief our love. Matthew Prior.
To associate one’s self with.
I wrote to you not to company with fornicators. 1 Cor. v. 9.
Company is a song by Canadian singer Justin Bieber from his fourth studio album Purpose (2015). Written by Bieber, Poo Bear, James Abrahart, Andreas Schuller, Thomas Troelsen, James Wong and Leroy Clampitt, the song was produced by Axident, Gladius, Big Taste and co-produced by Boyd. It was released to American rhythmic contemporary and contemporary hit radio stations on March 8, 2016 as the album's fourth and final single. It is an electropop and R&B song, with bass guitar, guitar and percussion in its instrumentation. Lyrically, "Company" talks about looking forward to getting to know someone attractive, but also sets some healthy boundaries for doing so. As an album track, it reached the top-forty in the majority of the countries it charted. When it was released as a single, the song managed to reach the top-forty in Australia and peaked at number 53 in the United States. Bieber performed the track on the 3rd iHeartRadio Music Awards and 2016 Billboard Music Awards, as well as on his Purpose World Tour. Two music videos were made for the song: the video which is part of the "Purpose: The Movement" narrative, released on November 14, 2015, and the official music video released on June 8, 2016.
A company is a legal entity formed by a group of individuals, known as shareholders, to engage in a specific business activity. It is typically established to generate profit by producing and selling goods or services. A company may have its own distinct identity, assets, liabilities, and legal status, separate from its shareholders. It operates under a set of rules and regulations defined by the jurisdiction in which it is registered.
the state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse
a companion or companions
an assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient
guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine
society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse
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
partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co
a subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men
the crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company
the body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play
to accompany or go with; to be companion to
to be a gay companion
to have sexual commerce
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
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.]
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
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
(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.
A group of united people who work together with a perfect, accurate, simple and specific budget, goals, laws, legislation, objectives, plans, processes, procedures, rules, strategies, structures, systems, treaties, vision, identical and equal pay, sense of solidarity and cohesion. This group employs a moderate amount of employees. All profit earned is used to reinvest in the business where just and fair or contribute to the teams chosen local, regional, national, european or international SDG.
The company vision is simple everyone working together in unity to meet the requirement of the client, vision of the company and goals of the employees also.
Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020
A person or people to share time with.
We love to have company at our house and to visit others when we have a family gathering as the company and joy of spending time with our loved ones is a gift to value.
Submitted by MaryC on April 11, 2020
Pronunciated as cohort in Greek meaning a Roman military unit that's numbered as many as 600 men.
A company of my legion enforced my financial dictatorship.
Submitted by Tony_Elyon on October 29, 2023
The activity of providing commodities, goods, products or services.
To manage a company is a real gift that many chose to do as it gives them the freedom to create according to their sense of ethics and morals.
Submitted by MaryC on August 20, 2020
Song lyrics by company -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by company on the Lyrics.com website.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Company is ranked #115034 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Company surname appeared 152 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Company.
51.3% or 78 total occurrences were White.
40.1% or 61 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
8.5% or 13 total occurrences were Black.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Company' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #199
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Company' in Written Corpus Frequency: #547
Rank popularity for the word 'Company' in Nouns Frequency: #22
The numerical value of Company in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Company in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate.
The company has a duty to consider its options to maximize shareholder value as part of its conduct of normal business, the company has not made any decision with respect to, and has not entered into any agreement for, a potential sale of the company and there is no assurance that any agreement for the sale of the company will be entered into.
The Weinstein Company's The Weinstein Company and we didn't spend a ton of money on it, but we were obviously hoping for more, we love Bradley Cooper and Bradley Cooper worked so hard on The Weinstein Company with John Wells. The Weinstein Company's a passion project that hit a tough weekend.
The company has grown by leaps and bounds over the last three years. I think it has more than doubled in size. ... It's strange, we had a company where three years makes you one of the more tenured people, it's also a company, I think, that's coming to grips with its importance in the world, right ? What started as a fun dorm room project... people have realized it has an incredibly central geopolitical role that we can't ignore. So it is definitely, I think, a more serious company than the one I started at.
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
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Translations for Company
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- maatskappy, besoek, besoekers, geselskapAfrikaans
- фі́рма, кампа́ніяBelarusian
- о́бщество, ро́та, гост, компа́ния, корпора́ция, фи́рмаBulgarian
- companyiaCatalan, Valencian
- společnost, rotaCzech
- virksomhed, SelskabDanish
- Gesellschaft, Unternehmen, Kompanie, FirmaGerman
- εταιρία, συντροφιά, φιλία, λόχος, παρέα, εταιρεία, συντροφικότηταGreek
- empresa, compañíaSpanish
- کمپانی, شرکتPersian
- palokunta, liike, yhtiö, ryhmä, komppania, kumppanuus, yritys, vieraatFinnish
- entreprise, compagnie, firme, sociétéFrench
- cumann, comhlachtIrish
- companaidh, cuideachdScottish Gaelic
- פלוגה, חברהHebrew
- कंपनी, समवायHindi
- perusahaan, kompiIndonesian
- 消防隊, 企業, 中隊, 会社, 仲間, 訪問者Japanese
- კომპანია, ფირმაGeorgian
- 회사, 會社Korean
- pargîdanî, şirîke, fîrma, şirket, kompanyaKurdish
- kompanija, bendrovėLithuanian
- kompānija, sabiedrībaLatvian
- дру́штво, фи́рма, претприја́тие, компа́нија, дру́жинаMacedonian
- teman, kompeni, syarikatMalay
- bedrijf, gezelschap, bezoek, firma, bezoekers, zaakDutch
- selskapNorwegian Nynorsk
- kompania, przedsiębiorstwo, firmaPolish
- empresa, companhia, visitaPortuguese
- companie, firmă, societate, întreprindereRomanian
- о́бщество, предприя́тие, гость, фи́рма, ро́та, корпора́ция, компа́ния, това́риществоRussian
- kompanija, компанија, tvrtka, твртка, društvo, poduzeće, подузећеSerbo-Croatian
- කොම්පැනියSinhala, Sinhalese
- bolag, företag, sällskap, verksamhet, firmaSwedish
- işletme, dernek, dernekçiTurkish
- شىركەتUyghur, Uighur
- товари́ство, ла́нка, компа́нія, сотня, фі́рма, ді́лоUkrainian
- کمپنی, کمپنی کےUrdu
- 公司, công tyVietnamese
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