company: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kum'pu-nē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -nies, -nied, -ny•ing.
- a number of individuals assembled or associated together; group of people.
- a guest or guests: We're having company for dinner.
- an assemblage of persons for social purposes.
- companionship; fellowship; association: I always enjoy her company.
- one's usual companions: I don't like the company he keeps.
- society collectively.
- a number of persons united or incorporated for joint action, esp. for business: a publishing company; a dance company.
- (cap.) the members of a firm not specifically named in the firm's title: George Higgins and Company.
- the smallest body of troops, consisting of a headquarters and two or three platoons.
- any relatively small group of soldiers.
- Army.a basic unit with both tactical and administrative functions.
- a unit of firefighters, including their special apparatus: a hook-and-ladder company.
- Also calleda ship's crew, including the officers.
- a medieval trade guild.
- a nation's major intelligence-gathering and espionage organization, as the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
- My sister has been keeping company with a young lawyer.
- to associate with; be a friend of.
- Informal.to go together, as in courtship:My sister has been keeping company with a young lawyer.
- We parted company 20 years ago after the argument.
- to cease association or friendship with:We parted company 20 years ago after the argument.
- to take a different or opposite view; differ:He parted company with his father on politics.
- to separate:We parted company at the airport.
- to associate.
- to accompany.
- company (Thesaurus)