[kuhm-puh-nee] /ˈkʌm pə ni/
noun, plural companies.
a number of individuals assembled or associated together; group of people.
a guest or guests:
We’re having company for dinner.
an assemblage of persons for social purposes.
companionship; fellowship; association:
I always enjoy her company.
one’s usual companions:
I don’t like the company he keeps.
a number of persons united or incorporated for joint action, especially for business:
a publishing company; a dance company.
(initial capital letter) the members of a firm not specifically named in the firm’s title:
George Higgins and Company.
a unit of firefighters, including their special apparatus:
a hook-and-ladder company.
Also called ship’s company. a ship’s crew, including the officers.
a medieval trade guild.
the Company, Informal. a nation’s major intelligence-gathering and espionage organization, as the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
verb (used without object), companied, companying.
Archaic. to associate.
verb (used with object), companied, companying.
Archaic. to accompany.
noun (pl) -nies
a number of people gathered together; assembly
the fact of being with someone; companionship: I enjoy her company
a social visitor or visitors; guest or guests
a business enterprise
the members of an enterprise not specifically mentioned in the enterprise’s title Abbreviation Co, co
a group of actors, usually including business and technical personnel
a unit of around 100 troops, usually comprising two or more platoons
the officers and crew of a ship
a unit of Girl Guides
(English history) a medieval guild
keep company, bear company
verb -nies, -nying, -nied
(archaic) to keep company or associate (with someone)
mid-12c., “large group of people,” from Old French compagnie “society, friendship, intimacy; body of soldiers” (12c.), from Late Latin companio (see companion). Meaning “companionship” is from late 13c. Sense of “business association” first recorded 1550s, having earlier been used in reference to trade guilds (c.1300). Meaning “subdivision of an infantry regiment” is from 1580s. Abbreviation co. dates from 1670s.
[kuh m-pan-yuh n-wey] /kəmˈpæn yənˌweɪ/ noun, Nautical. 1. a stair or ladder within the hull of a vessel. 2. the space occupied by this stair or ladder. /kəmˈpænjənˌweɪ/ noun 1. a stairway or ladder leading from one deck to another in a boat or ship
- Company doctor
noun 1. a businessperson or accountant who specializes in turning ailing companies into profitable enterprises 2. a physician employed by a company to look after its staff and to advise on health matters
- Company car
noun a motor vehicle provided by a corporation for the business use (and sometimes private) or an employee
noun 1. military rank applying to army officers below major, as second and first lieutenants and captains.