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English noun: company

1. company (group) an institution created to conduct business


SamplesHe only invests in large well-established companies.
He started the company in his garage.


Broader (hypernym)establishment, institution


Narrower (hyponym)auto company, broadcasting company, bureau de change, car company, closed shop, corporate investor, distributor, dot com, dot com company, dot-com, drug company, East India Company, electronics company, film company, food company, furniture company, holding company, joint-stock company, Ld., limited company, livery company, Ltd., mining company, mover, moving company, oil company, open shop, packaging company, packaging concern, pharma, pharmaceutical company, pipeline company, printing business, printing company, printing concern, public mover, record company, removal company, removal firm, service, shipper, shipping company, steel company, stock company, subsidiary, subsidiary company, takeover target, target company, think factory, think tank, transportation company, union shop, white knight

2. company (group) small military unit; usually two or three platoons


Broader (hypernym)army unit


Narrower (hyponym)trainband


Member holonymplatoon


Member meronymbattalion, battle group


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. company (state) the state of being with someone


SamplesHe missed their company.
He enjoyed the society of his friends.


Synonymscompanionship, fellowship, society


Broader (hypernym)friendly relationship, friendship


Narrower (hyponym)freemasonry

4. company (group) organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)


SamplesThe traveling company all stayed at the same hotel.


Synonymstroupe


Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization


Narrower (hyponym)ballet company, chorus, circus, Greek chorus, minstrel show, minstrelsy, opera company, theater company


Member holonymcast, cast of characters, dramatis personae

5. company (person) a social or business visitor


SamplesThe room was a mess because he hadn't expected company.


Synonymscaller


Broader (hypernym)visitant, visitor

6. company (group) a social gathering of guests or companions


SamplesThe house was filled with company when I arrived.


Broader (hypernym)social affair, social gathering


Narrower (hyponym)attendance, cohort, number

7. company (group) a band of people associated temporarily in some activity


SamplesThey organized a party to search for food.
The company of cooks walked into the kitchen.


Synonymsparty


Broader (hypernym)band, circle, lot, set


Narrower (hyponym)fatigue party, landing party, party to the action, party to the transaction, rescue party, search party, stretcher party, war party

8. company (group) crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship


Synonymsship's company


Broader (hypernym)complement, full complement


Member holonymcrew

9. company (group) a unit of firefighters including their equipment


SamplesA hook-and-ladder company.


Broader (hypernym)social unit, unit


English verb: company

1. company (stative) be a companion to somebody


Synonymsaccompany, companion, keep company


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affiliate, associate, assort, consort









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