- A team; a group of people who work together professionally.
- A small group of birds or animals.
- (law) An entity having legal personality, and thus able to own property and to sue and be sued in its own name; a corporation.
- (business) Any business, whether incorporated or not, that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture.
- (uncountable) Social visitors or companions.
- (uncountable) Companionship.
- (in legal context, a corporation): corporation
- (group of individuals with a common purpose): association, companionship, fellowship, organization, society
- (companionship): fellowship, friendship, mateship
- British East India Company
- fast company
- fire company
- growth company
- holding company
- incorporated company
- insurance company
- investment company
- joint-stock company
- limited liability company
- listed company
- livery company
- management company
- mixed company
- mutual company
- offshore company
- parent company
- private company
- quoted company
- shell company
- ship’s company
- sister company
- stock company
- title company
- touring company
- trust company
- A company of actors.
- the boys in Company C
- It was by his order the shattered leading company flung itself into the houses when the Sin Verguenza were met by an enfilading volley as they reeled into the calle.
- It took six companies to put out the fire.
- As he had worked for the CIA for over 30 years, he would soon take retirement from the company.
- “ […] That woman is stark mad, Lord Stranleigh. […] If she had her way, she’d ruin the company inside a year with her hare-brained schemes; love of the people, and that sort of guff."
- In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […] The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.
- According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.
- Keep the house clean; I have company coming.
- Come, O thou Traveller unknown, / Whom still I hold, but cannot see! / My company before is gone, / And I am left alone with Thee; / With Thee all night I mean to stay, / And wrestle till the break of day.
- At length, one night, when the company by ſome accident broke up much ſooner than ordinary, ſo that the candles were not half burnt out, ſhe was not able to reſiſt the temptation, but reſolved to have them ſome way or other. Accordingly, as ſoon as the hurry was over, and the ſervants, as ſhe thought, all gone to ſleep, ſhe ſtole out of her bed, and went down ſtairs, naked to her ſhift as ſhe was, with a deſign to ſteal them […]
- The departure was not unduly prolonged. In the road Mr. Love and the driver favoured the company with a brief chanty running. “Got it?—No, I ain’t, ‘old on,—Got it? Got it?—No, ‘old on sir."
- I treasure your company.
- He used to drop into my chambers once in a while to smoke, and was first-rate company. When I gave a dinner there was generally a cover laid for him. I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me.
- (archaic, transitive) To accompany, keep company with.
- (archaic, intransitive) To associate.
- (obsolete, intransitive) To be a lively, cheerful companion.
- (to accompany): attend, ******, go with
- Ye dooe knowe howe thatt hytt ys an unlawefull thynge for a man beynge a iewe to company or come unto an alient […] .
- it was with a distinctly fallen countenance that his father hearkened to his mother’s parenthetical request to “’bide hyar an’ company leetle Moses whilst I be a-milkin’ the cow."
- Men which have companied with us all the time.
- (informal) friend
- (informal, chiefly California) Mexican
- (historical) A native of the Philippines who was friendly toward the Spanish.