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  • An entity that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture. A corporation.
  • A group of individuals with a common purpose, as in a company of actors.
  • Social visitors. Keep the house clean, I have company coming.
  • Companionship. I treasure your company.
  • A small group of soldiers, typically two or three platoons. The Boys in Company C.
  • A unit of firefighters and their equipment: It took six companies to put out the fire.
  • (idiom) Nickname for an intelligence service. As he had worked for the CIA for over 30 years, he would soon take retirement from the company.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



COMPANY. To see company; to enter into a course of prostitution.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)



Com"pa*ny (kŭm"p&adot;*n&ybreve;), n.; pl. Companies (- n&ibreve;z). [F. compagnie, fr. OF. compaing. See Companion.] 1. The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse. Shak.

Evil company doth corrupt good manners.
1 Cor. xv. 33. (Rev. Ver.).

Brethren, farewell: your company along
I will not wish.
Milton.

2. A companion or companions.

To thee and thy company I bid
A hearty welcome.
Shak.

3. An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.

Thou shalt meet a company of prophets.
1 Sam. x. 5.

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

5. Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.

Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company.
Swift.

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

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

9. (Naut.) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.

10. The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.

To keep company with. See under Keep, v. t.

Syn. -- Assemblage; assembly; society; group; circle; crowd; troop; crew; gang; corporation; association; fraternity; guild; partnership; copartnery; union; club; party; gathering.

Com"pa*ny (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Companied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Companying.] To accompany or go with; to be companion to. [Obs.]

Com"pa*ny, v. i. 1. To associate.

Men which have companied with us all the time.
Acts i. 21.

2. To be a gay companion. [Obs.] Spenser.

3. To have sexual commerce. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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