What is company?

  • (noun): The state of being with someone.
    Example: "He missed their company"
    Synonyms: companionship, fellowship, society
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on company:

Xtra-vision
... It was previously operated by US company Blockbuster ... The company has a workforce of almost 1600 employees ... The company offers DVD, Blu-ray Disc movies and games for both rent and sale along with music CDs and video games for various platforms ...
37signals
37signals is a privately held web application company based in Chicago, Illinois ... Fried, Carlos Segura, and Ernest Kim as a web design company ... Since mid-2004, the company's focus has shifted from web design to web application development ...
GM - Business and Industry
... for certain executives in a business operation General merchandise General Mills, a company primarily concerned with food products General Motors, an automobile ...
Railtrack - History - Administration
... The parent company, Railtrack Group plc, was not put into administration and continued operating its other subsidiaries, which included property and ... the government's position had been that the new company would have to live within the existing regulatory settlement (£14.8 billion for the five years 2001-2006) ... to go back to the High Court and present evidence that the company was no longer insolvent ...
37signals - History
... The company's initial focus was on website redesign, including work for Panera Bread and Shopping.com ... Work on the company's first product, the project management application Basecamp, began in 2003 ... By 2005, the company had moved away from consulting work to focus exclusively on its web applications ...

More definitions of "company":

  • (noun): A unit of firefighters including their equipment.
    Example: "A hook-and-ladder company"
  • (noun): Small military unit; usually two or three platoons.
  • (noun): Organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical).
    Example: "The traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
    Synonyms: troupe
  • (noun): A band of people associated temporarily in some activity.
    Example: "The company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
    Synonyms: party
  • (noun): An institution created to conduct business.
    Example: "He only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
  • (noun): Crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship.
    Synonyms: ship's company
  • (noun): A social or business visitor.
    Example: "The room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"
    Synonyms: caller
  • (noun): A social gathering of guests or companions.
    Example: "The house was filled with company when I arrived"

Famous quotes containing the word company:

    Some fluctuating notions concerning repentance, virtue, honor, morality ... hovered around Lady Dellwyn’s thoughts but were too wavering to bring her to any fixed determination. She became a constant attendant from one public place to another, where she met with many mortifications. But yet even these were not quite so dreadful to her as to retire and be subjected to her own company alone.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)

    The Bermudas are said to have been discovered by a Spanish ship of that name which was wrecked on them.... Yet at the very first planting of them with some sixty persons, in 1612, the first governor, the same year, “built and laid the foundation of eight or nine forts.” To be ready, one would say, to entertain the first ship’s company that should be next shipwrecked on to them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Mrs. Mirvan says we are not to walk in [St. James’s] Park again next Sunday ... because there is better company in Kensington Gardens; but really, if you had seen how every body was dressed, you would not think that possible.
    Frances Burney (1752–1840)