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Definition of Company


  1. The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.
  2. A companion or companions.
  3. An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.
  4. Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.
  5. Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.
  6. An association of persons for the purpose of carrying on some enterprise or business; a corporation; a firm; as, the East India Company; an insurance company; a joint-stock company.
  7. Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co.
  8. A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.
  9. The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.
  10. The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.
  11. To accompany or go with; to be companion to.
  12. To associate.
  13. To be a gay companion.
  14. To have sexual commerce.

Company Quotations

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Mark Twain

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Sam Walton

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. - Epictetus
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
Martin Luther
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Company Translations

company in Afrikaans is firma
company in Danish is firma
company in Dutch is handelshuis, handelsfirma, firma
company in French is maison de commerce, social
company in German is Unternehmen, Gesellschaft
company in Italian is ditta, comitiva, impresa, intraprendere
company in Latin is vexillum
company in Portuguese is companhia
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