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company    : [k'ʌmpəni]
Company \Com"pa*ny\ (k[u^]m"p[.a]*n[y^]), n.; pl. {Companies}
(k[u^]m"p[.a]*n[i^]z). [F. compagnie, fr. OF. compaing. See
1. The state of being a companion or companions; the act of
accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly
intercourse. --Shak.
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Evil company doth corrupt good manners. --1 Cor. xv.
33. (Rev.
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Brethren, farewell: your company along
I will not wish. --Milton.
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2. A companion or companions.
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To thee and thy company I bid
A hearty welcome. --Shak.
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3. An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent
or transient.
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Thou shalt meet a company of prophets. --1 Sam. x.
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4. Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a
family; as, to invite company to dine.
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5. Society, in general; people assembled for social
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Nature has left every man a capacity of being
agreeable, though not of shining in company.
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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.
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7. Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its
style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as,
Hottinguer & Co.
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8. (Mil.) A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the
command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full
strength) 100 men.
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9. (Naut.) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a
whole ship's company.
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10. The body of actors employed in a theater or in the
production of a play.
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{To keep company with}. See under {Keep}, v. t.

Syn: Assemblage; assembly; society; group; circle; crowd;
troop; crew; gang; corporation; association; fraternity;
guild; partnership; copartnery; union; club; party;
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Company \Com"pa*ny\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Companied}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Companying}.]
To accompany or go with; to be companion to. [Obs.]
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Company \Com"pa*ny\, v. i.
1. To associate.
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Men which have companied with us all the time.
--Acts i. 21.
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2. To be a gay companion. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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3. To have sexual commerce. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.
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n 1: an institution created to conduct business; "he only
invests in large well-established companies"; "he started
the company in his garage"
2: small military unit; usually two or three platoons
3: the state of being with someone; "he missed their company";
"he enjoyed the society of his friends" [synonym: {company},
{companionship}, {fellowship}, {society}]
4: organization of performers and associated personnel
(especially theatrical); "the traveling company all stayed at
the same hotel" [synonym: {company}, {troupe}]
5: a social or business visitor; "the room was a mess because he
hadn't expected company" [synonym: {caller}, {company}]
6: a social gathering of guests or companions; "the house was
filled with company when I arrived"
7: 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" [synonym: {party}, {company}]
8: crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or
personnel of a ship [synonym: {ship's company}, {company}]
9: a unit of firefighters including their equipment; "a hook-
and-ladder company"
v 1: be a companion to somebody [synonym: {company}, {companion},
{accompany}, {keep company}]

271 Moby Thesaurus words for "company":
Aktiengesellschaft, KP, ace, acting company, actors, affiliation,
age group, agency, aggregation, aktiebolag, amigo, army,
army group, assemblage, assembly, associate, associates,
association, atelier, attend, attendance, band, barbershop,
battalion, battery, battle group, bear, beauty parlor, beauty shop,
bedfellow, bedmate, bench, bevy, body, body corporate, bosom buddy,
brigade, bring, buddy, bunch, bunkie, bunkmate, business,
business establishment, butcher shop, butty, cabal, cadre, caller,
camarade, camaraderie, carry, cartel, cast, cast of characters,
chamber of commerce, chamberfellow, chaperon, characters, chorus,
chum, circle, circus troupe, classmate, clique, club, cohort,
colleague, collection, column, comate, combat command, combat team,
combine, commercial enterprise, community, compagnie, companion,
companions, companionship, compeer, complement, comrade, comrades,
comradeship, concern, conduct, confrere, conglomerate,
conglomerate corporation, congregation, consociate, consociation,
consolidating company, consort, consort with, consortium,
consortship, contingent, convention, convoy, cooperation,
copartner, copartnership, corporate body, corporation, corps,
corps de ballet, coterie, covey, crew, crony, crowd, desk,
detachment, detail, diversified corporation, division,
dramatis personae, eight, eleven, ensemble, enterprise, entourage,
establishment, facility, faction, fellow, fellow student,
fellowship, field army, field train, file, firm, first string,
first team, five, fleet, flock, flying column, followers,
following, fraternity, fraternization, freeloader, frequenter,
friends, gang, garrison, gate-crasher, gathering, girl friend,
gossip, group, grouping, groupment, guest, guests, habitue,
holding company, horde, house, in-group, industry, installation,
institution, joint-stock association, joint-stock company, junta,
kitchen police, legion, loft, maniple, mate, membership, messmate,
mob, moocher, movement, muster, nine, old crony, operating company,
order, organization, out-group, outfit, pack, pal, pard, pardner,
parlor, partaking, participation, partner, partnership, party,
peer group, phalanx, platoon, playfellow, playmate, plunderbund,
pool, posse, presence, proprietorship, public utility, rank,
regiment, repertory company, reserves, retinue, roommate,
rowing crew, ruck, salon, schoolfellow, schoolmate, second string,
second team, section, set, sharing, shipmate, shop, side partner,
sidekick, society, squad, squadron, stable, stock company, string,
studio, suite, supporting cast, sweatshop, syndicate,
tactical unit, task force, team, teammate, third string, throng,
trade association, train, tribe, troop, troupe, trust,
uninvited guest, unit, utility, varsity, visitant, visitor,
visitors, wing, work site, work space, workbench, workfellow,
workhouse, working space, workplace, workroom, workshop, worktable,
yokefellow, yokemate

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