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. companynoun

    an institution created to conduct business

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

  2. companynoun

    small military unit; usually two or three platoons

  3. company, companionship, fellowship, societynoun

    the state of being with someone

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

  4. company, troupenoun

    organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)

    "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"

  5. caller, companynoun

    a social or business visitor

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

  6. companynoun

    a social gathering of guests or companions

    "the house was filled with company when I arrived"

  7. party, companynoun

    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, companynoun

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

  9. companyverb

    a unit of firefighters including their equipment

    "a hook-and-ladder company"

  10. company, companion, accompany, keep companyverb

    be a companion to somebody

Wiktionary

  1. companynoun

    A group of individuals with a common purpose

    a company of actors.

    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.

  2. companynoun

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

    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.

  3. companynoun

    Any business, without respect to incorporation.

    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.

  4. companynoun

    Social visitors.

    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.

  5. companynoun

    companionship.

    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.

  6. companynoun

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

    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.

  7. companynoun

    A unit of firefighters and their equipment.

    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.

  8. companynoun

    The entire crew of a ship.

    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.

  9. companynoun

    Nickname for an intelligence service.

    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.

  10. companyverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Companynoun

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

  2. Companynoun

    a companion or companions

  3. Companynoun

    an assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient

  4. Companynoun

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

  5. Companynoun

    society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse

  6. Companynoun

    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. Companynoun

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

  8. Companynoun

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

  9. Companynoun

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

  10. Companynoun

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

  11. Companyverb

    to accompany or go with; to be companion to

  12. Companyverb

    to associate

  13. Companyverb

    to be a gay companion

  14. Companyverb

    to have sexual commerce

Freebase

  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.]

CrunchBase

  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 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  
  2. company

    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  
  3. company

    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  

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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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Numerology

  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. Barclays Capital analysts:

    ... While ad revenue growth has been robust, the company appears to only be in the early innings of fully monetizing video advertisements.

  2. Mayer Kamkhatchi:

    When my father left Syria, he had his own textile company, which he had to give up.

  3. Howard Schultz:

    We are never going to allow any coffee company, domestically or around the world, to put us in a subordinate position in terms of quality and access to the highest grade arabica coffee.

  4. John West:

    I’ve never believed you should start a company to sell it, you start a company to solve a problem and do something cool. You sell it based on how the markets are doing and how the industry is doing -- you ca n’t plan this.

  5. Scott Flanders:

    You could argue that nudity is a distraction for us and actually shrinks our audience rather than expands it, at the time when Hef founded the company [ in 1953 ], nudity was provocative, it was attention-grabbing, it was unique and today it’s not. It’s pass.

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