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Definition of "company" []

  • A group of persons. See Synonyms at band2. (noun)
  • One's companions or associates: moved in fast company; is known by the company she keeps. (noun)
  • A guest or guests: had company for the weekend. (noun)
  • The state of friendly companionship; fellowship: was grateful for her company; friends who finally parted company. (noun)
  • A business enterprise; a firm. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "company" in a sentence
  • "Worse, the apparently universal belief is that it is better to be scratchily out of sorts, or actually engaged in bitter hostilities, in some physical company at christmas, *irrespective of whether one has positively chosen or been chosen by that company* than either alone, or in chosen virtual company."
  • "And Mix's simplistic notion that the company owner doesn't buy the power equipment but just pockets the money misses that the way for the owner to make more money is to invest in the tools to make his or her employees more effective and so be able as a *company* compete for larger, more lucrative contracts."
  • "And the movie made Bevan 'and Sarah Radclyffe's company Working Title, which went on to become the major english independent producing company_______________________ New York, NY: I loved Saeed Jaffrey."