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Definition 1: a social gathering of guests or companions - [noun denoting group]

Samples where company or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the house was filled with company when I arrived

(company is a kind of ...) a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship

(... is a kind of company ) the number of people that are present

"attendance was up by 50 per cent"

(... is a kind of company ) a company of companions or supporters

(... is a kind of company ) a select company of people

"I hope to become one of their number before I die"

Definition 2: an institution created to conduct business - [noun denoting group]

Samples where company or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he only invests in large well-established companies
  • he started the company in his garage

(company is a kind of ...) an organization founded and united for a specific purpose

(... is a kind of company ) a company that manages tv or radio stations

(... is a kind of company ) a company that does commercial printing

(... is a kind of company ) a company that invests in (acquires control of) other companies

(... is a kind of company ) a company that has been chosen as attractive for takeover by a potential acquirer

(... is a kind of company ) a company that is a friendly acquirer in a takeover

(... is a kind of company ) a company that is organized to give its owners limited liability

(... is a kind of company ) a company with controlling shares in other companies

(... is a kind of company ) a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

(... is a kind of company ) one of the chartered companies of London originating with the craft guilds

(... is a kind of company ) a company whose workers are hired without regard to their membership in a labor union

(... is a kind of company ) a company that hires only union members

(... is a kind of company ) a company allowed to hire nonunion workers on the condition that they will join the union within a specified time

(... is a kind of company ) a company whose capital is represented by stock

(... is a kind of company ) a company (usually unincorporated) which has the capital of its members pooled in a common fund; transferable shares represent ownership interest; shareholders are legally liable for all debts of the company

(... is a kind of company ) a company that makes and sells musical recordings

(... is a kind of company ) a company that moves the possessions of a family or business from one site to another

(... is a kind of company ) a company that does research for hire and issues reports on the implications

(... is a kind of company ) a company that operates oil pipelines for the oil industry

(... is a kind of company ) a company that packages goods for sale or shipment or storage

(... is a kind of company ) (French) an establishment where you can exchange foreign money

(... is a kind of company ) a company that makes and sells automobiles

(... is a kind of company ) a company that operates its business primarily on the internet using a URL that ends in `.com'

(... is a kind of company ) a company that makes and sells pharmaceuticals

(... is a kind of company ) an English company formed in 1600 to develop trade with the new British colonies in India and southeastern Asia; in the 18th century it assumed administrative control of Bengal and held it until the British army took over in 1858 after the Indian Mutiny

(... is a kind of company ) a company that makes and sells electronic instruments

(... is a kind of company ) a company that makes, advertises, and distributes movies

(... is a kind of company ) a company that processes and sells food

(... is a kind of company ) a company that sells furniture

(... is a kind of company ) a company that owns and manages mines

(... is a kind of company ) a company that provides shipping services

(... is a kind of company ) a company that makes and sells steel

(... is a kind of company ) a company that is completely controlled by another company

(... is a kind of company ) a company providing transportation

(... is a kind of company ) a company that markets merchandise

"his company is a large distributor of software products"

(... is a kind of company ) a company that sells oil

(... is a kind of company ) a company in the business of shipping freight

Definition 3: organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical) - [noun denoting group]

Samples where company or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel

Synonyms for company in the sense of this definition

(company is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

(... is a kind of company ) a company that produces operas

(... is a kind of company ) a company that produces plays

(... is a kind of company ) a company that produces ballets

(... is a kind of company ) a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play

(... is a kind of company ) a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals

"he ran away from home to join the circus"

(... is a kind of company ) a troupe of performers in blackface typically giving a comic program of negro songs and jokes

(... is a kind of company ) a troupe of minstrels

(company is a member of ...) the actors in a play

Definition 4: small military unit; usually two or three platoons - [noun denoting group]

(company is a kind of ...) a military unit that is part of an army

(... is a kind of company ) a company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century

(company is a member of ...) a military unit that is a subdivision of a company; usually has a headquarters and two or more squads; usually commanded by a lieutenant

(... is a member of company) an army unit usually consisting of five companies

(... is a member of company) an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies

(company belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 5: crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for company in the sense of this definition

(company is a kind of ...) number needed to make up a whole force

"a full complement of workers"

(company is a member of ...) the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)

Definition 6: a unit of firefighters including their equipment - [noun denoting group]

Samples where company or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hook-and-ladder company

(company is a kind of ...) an organization regarded as part of a larger social group

"the coach said the offensive unit did a good job" "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"

Definition 7: a band of people associated temporarily in some activity - [noun denoting group]

Samples where company or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they organized a party to search for food
  • the company of cooks walked into the kitchen

Synonyms for company in the sense of this definition

(company is a kind of ...) an unofficial association of people or groups

"the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"

(... is a kind of company ) a group of soldiers on fatigue duty

(... is a kind of company ) a part of a ship's company organized for special duties ashore

(... is a kind of company ) a party of people taking a role in legal proceedings

(... is a kind of company ) a party of rescuers

(... is a kind of company ) a party of people to search for someone

(... is a kind of company ) a party of people with stretchers to carry an injured person

(... is a kind of company ) a band of warriors who raid or fight an enemy (used especially of Native Americans)

Definition 8: a social or business visitor - [noun denoting person]

Samples where company or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company

Synonyms for company in the sense of this definition

(company is a kind of ...) someone who visits

Definition 9: the state of being with someone - [noun denoting state]

Samples where company or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he missed their company
  • he enjoyed the society of his friends

Synonyms for company in the sense of this definition

(company is a kind of ...) the state of being friends (or friendly)

(... is a kind of company ) a natural or instinctive fellowship between people of similar interests

"he enjoyed the freemasonry of the Press"

Definition 10: be a companion to somebody - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for company in the sense of this definition

(company is a kind of ...) keep company with; hang out with

"He associates with strange people" "She affiliates with her colleagues"

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