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noun (plural companies)
1a commercial business:a shipping company [in names]:the Ford Motor Company [as modifier]:a company director
2the fact or condition of being with another or others, especially in a way that provides friendship and enjoyment:I could do with some company a person or people seen as a source of such friendship and enjoyment:she is excellent company the person or group of people whose society someone is currently sharing:he was silent among such distinguished company a visiting person or group of people:I’m expecting company
3a number of individuals gathered together, especially for a particular purpose:the mayor addressed the assembled company a body of soldiers, especially the smallest subdivision of an infantry battalion, typically commanded by a major or captain:the troops of C Company a group of actors, singers, or dancers who perform together:a touring opera company 4
) informal the Central Intelligence Agency.
verb (companies, companying, companied) [no object] (company with) literary
associate with; keep company with:these men which have companied with us all this time [with object] archaic accompany (someone):the fair dame, companied by Statius and myself