What does company mean?

Definitions for company
ˈkʌm pə nicom·pa·ny

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

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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

How to say company in sign language?

  1. company


  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. Rome Aloise:

    Costco is a rare company.

  2. Paul Pittman:

    Our company is misunderstood.

  3. Rogerio Varga:

    The company has nothing to hide.

  4. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 166:

    We are always in our own company.

  5. Proverb:

    Better be alone than in bad company.

Images & Illustrations of company

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Translations for company

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  • maatskappy, besoek, besoekers, geselskapAfrikaans
  • شَرِكةArabic
  • фі́рма, кампа́ніяBelarusian
  • о́бщество, ро́та, гост, компа́ния, корпора́ция, фи́рмаBulgarian
  • কম্পনীBengali
  • companyiaCatalan, Valencian
  • společnost, rotaCzech
  • virksomhed, SelskabDanish
  • Gesellschaft, Unternehmen, Kompanie, FirmaGerman
  • εταιρία, συντροφιά, φιλία, λόχος, παρέα, εταιρεία, συντροφικότηταGreek
  • kompanioEsperanto
  • 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
  • ընկերությունArmenian
  • companiaInterlingua
  • perusahaan, kompiIndonesian
  • fyrirtækiIcelandic
  • 消防隊, 企業, 中隊, 会社, 仲間, 訪問者Japanese
  • კომპანია, ფირმაGeorgian
  • កងអនុសេនាធំKhmer
  • 회사, 會社Korean
  • pargîdanî, şirîke, fîrma, şirket, kompanyaKurdish
  • coetusLatin
  • kompanija, bendrovėLithuanian
  • kompānija, sabiedrībaLatvian
  • kamupeneMāori
  • дру́штво, фи́рма, претприја́тие, компа́нија, дру́жинаMacedonian
  • teman, kompeni, syarikatMalay
  • bedrijf, gezelschap, bezoek, firma, bezoekers, zaakDutch
  • selskapNorwegian Nynorsk
  • selskapNorwegian
  • 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
  • spoločnosťSlovak
  • podjetjeSlovene
  • kompaniAlbanian
  • bolag, företag, sällskap, verksamhet, firmaSwedish
  • kampuniSwahili
  • บริษัทThai
  • işletme, dernek, dernekçiTurkish
  • شىركەتUyghur, Uighur
  • товари́ство, ла́нка, компа́нія, сотня, фі́рма, ді́лоUkrainian
  • کمپنی, کمپنی کےUrdu
  • 公司, công tyVietnamese
  • פירמעYiddish

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