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Noun: company  kúm-pu-nee
  1. An institution created to conduct business
    "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
     
  2. (military) small military unit; usually two or three platoons
     
  3. The state of being with someone
    "he missed their company";
    - companionship, fellowship, society
     
  4. Organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
    "the travelling company all stayed at the same hotel";
    - troupe
     
  5. A social or business visitor
    "the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company";
    - caller
     
  6. A social gathering of guests or companions
    "the house was filled with company when I arrived"
     
  7. A band of people associated temporarily in some activity
    "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen";
    - party, posse
     
  8. Crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
    - ship's company
     
  9. A unit of firefighters including their equipment
    "a hook-and-ladder company"
Verb: company  kúm-pu-nee
  1. Be a companion to somebody
    - companion, accompany, keep company

Derived forms: companied, companies, companying

Type of: affiliate, army unit, associate, assort, band, circle, complement, consort, establishment, friendly relationship, friendship, full complement, institution, lot, mateship [Austral, NZ], organisation [Brit], organization, set, social affair, social gathering, social unit, unit, visitant, visitor

Part of: battalion, battle group

Encyclopedia: Company