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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.


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.


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.


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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