Associations to the word «Company»

Wiktionary

COMPANY, noun. A team; a group of people who work together professionally.
COMPANY, noun. A group of individuals who work together for a common purpose.
COMPANY, noun. (military) A unit of approximately sixty to one hundred and twenty soldiers, typically consisting of two or three platoons and forming part of a battalion.
COMPANY, noun. A unit of firefighters and their equipment.
COMPANY, noun. (nautical) The entire crew of a ship.
COMPANY, noun. (espionage) Nickname for an intelligence service.
COMPANY, noun. (legal) An entity having legal personality, and thus able to own property and to sue and be sued in its own name; a corporation.
COMPANY, noun. (business) Any business, whether incorporated or not, that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture.
COMPANY, noun. (uncountable) Social visitors or companions.
COMPANY, noun. (uncountable) Companionship.
COMPANY, verb. (archaic) (transitive) To accompany, keep company with.
COMPANY, verb. (archaic) (intransitive) To associate.
COMPANY, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To be a lively, cheerful companion.
COMPANY, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To have sexual intercourse.
COMPANY CAR, noun. A car, provided by an employer, that an employee may use on company business
COMPANY CLINIC, noun. (business) a primary care medical center run by and on the premises of a non-medical company office or factory
COMPANY CLINICS, noun. Plural of company clinic
COMPANY FRONT, noun. A marching formation consisting of a line of people standing side-by-side in a row.
COMPANY FRONTS, noun. Plural of company front
COMPANY MAN, noun. (idiomatic) A male employee who has a great—and often, in the view of others, an excessive—commitment to serving the interests of the organization which employs him.
COMPANY MAN, noun. (idiomatic) A spy or other operative of an intelligence service, especially the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency.
COMPANY MAN, noun. (idiomatic) A male homosexual.
COMPANY SEAL, noun. A device formerly used to impress a company's name or symbol (or both) onto a dollop of soft red wax attached to a legal instrument, where two directors or one director and the secretary can sign as witnesses, thus executing the instrument.
COMPANY SEALS, noun. Plural of company seal
COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR, noun. (UK) An appointment in the army, the senior warrant officer in a company, usually held by a warrant officer class 2.
COMPANY STORE, noun. (business) A retailer of provisions and general merchandise, owned by a firm which operates a mine or other industry nearby, and at which the firm's employees are required to shop, to pay high prices, and to make payments through payroll deductions or a truck system, typically resulting in the accumulation of considerable employee indebtedness.
COMPANY TIME, noun. Time for which one is being compensated by one's employer, and for which the employer is therefore responsible for the welfare of the employee, and the employee is expected to refrain from engaging in personal interests.
COMPANY TOWN, noun. (idiomatic) A town, city, or other municipality in which a single large business has a controlling influence over the economy and, sometimes, over the societal structure and local government.

Dictionary definition

COMPANY, noun. An institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage".
COMPANY, noun. Small military unit; usually two or three platoons.
COMPANY, noun. The state of being with someone; "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends".
COMPANY, noun. Organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical); "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel".
COMPANY, noun. A social or business visitor; "the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company".
COMPANY, noun. A social gathering of guests or companions; "the house was filled with company when I arrived".
COMPANY, noun. A band of people associated temporarily in some activity; "they organized a party to search for food"; "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen".
COMPANY, noun. Crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship.
COMPANY, noun. A unit of firefighters including their equipment; "a hook-and-ladder company".
COMPANY, verb. Be a companion to somebody.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.