[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-par-uh-suh n] /kəmˈpær ə sən/ noun 1. the act of comparing. 2. the state of being compared. 3. a likening; illustration by similitude; comparative estimate or statement. 4. Rhetoric. the considering of two things with regard to some characteristic that is common to both, as the likening of a hero to a lion in […]
[kon-dahyl, -dl] /ˈkɒn daɪl, -dl/ noun 1. Anatomy. the smooth surface area at the end of a bone, forming part of a joint. 2. (in arthropods) a similar process formed from the hard integument. /ˈkɒndɪl/ noun 1. the rounded projection on the articulating end of a bone, such as the ball portion of a ball-and-socket […]
[in-ter-kuh n-fesh-uh-nl] /ˌɪn tər kənˈfɛʃ ə nl/ adjective 1. common to or occurring between churches having different confessions.
[in-ter-kuh-nekt] /ˌɪn tər kəˈnɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to with one another. verb (used without object) 2. to be or become or interrelated. adjective 3. Telecommunications. /ˌɪntəkəˈnɛkt/ verb (intransitive) often foll by with 1. to relate well: people I really interconnect with 2. to be meaningfully or complexly related or joined: these three strands […]