Definición de company en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈkəmp(ə)nē/

sustantivo (plural companies)

1A commercial business: a shipping company [in names]: the Ford Motor Company [as modifier]: a company director
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  • He outlined how over four years five company directors used five companies to con small businesses out of hundreds of pounds each.
  • That just leaves the business managers in all those commercial broadcasting companies.
  • The government must now seek to cut the rising business costs faced by companies operating in the sector, he said.
firm, business, corporation, establishment, agency, office, bureau, institution, organization, concern, enterprise;
conglomerate, consortium, syndicate, multinational
informal outfit
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
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  • They don't mind very much, especially as you provide such scintillating company.
  • She's also there just to provide extra company for her mum and brother.
  • Some very dear friends provided good company throughout, and I go to bed this evening tired but happy.
companionship, friendship, fellowship, amity, camaraderie;
society, association
2.1A person or people seen as a source of such friendship and enjoyment: she is excellent company
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  • Old Boy, however, is up for another drink in the hotel bar, and proves excellent company.
  • She is as sharp as a tack, but excellent company in a social setting.
  • Jackson was a lovely caring man, whose warmth and sense of humour made him excellent company.
2.2The person or group of people whose society someone is currently sharing: he was silent among such distinguished company
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  • He is currently keeping magnificent company in the European Golden Shoe rankings.
  • I am delighted to have the chance to say some words in such distinguished company.
  • Finally, remember that if you do suffer from bad breath, you're in excellent company.
group, crowd, party, band, assembly, cluster, flock, herd, troupe, throng, congregation
informal bunch, gang
2.3A visiting person or group of people: I’m expecting company
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  • I probably would have invited him over if I hadn't been expecting company anytime soon.
  • Just before the dive Jose Luis tells us that we can expect company.
  • If he was expecting company than why did he look so disgruntled when he answered the door?
guests, house guests, visitors, callers, people;
3A number of individuals gathered together, especially for a particular purpose: the mayor addressed the assembled company
3.1A body of soldiers, especially the smallest subdivision of an infantry battalion, typically commanded by a major or captain: the troops of C Company
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  • The grenadier company of a line infantry battalion was paraded on the right of the line, the place of honour accorded to its status.
  • Stryker infantry regiments will have three battalions of four companies each.
  • The disseminated copies go to brigade as well as the rifle companies and battalion scouts.
unit, section, detachment, troop, corps, squad, squadron, platoon, battalion, division
3.2A group of actors, singers, or dancers who perform together: a touring opera company
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  • It is estimated that funding for the five national performing arts companies accounts for about £20m.
  • One of the troupe's touring companies will visit the Edmonton Street Performers festival this week.
  • The company creates two new performances a year and often tours to Jakarta and Surabaya.
4 (the Company) informal The Central Intelligence Agency.

verbo (companies, companying, companied)

[no object] (company with) literary
1Associate with; keep company with: these men which have companied with us all this time
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  • I am happy to return to the starting point of the journey (which is also the ending point), companied with great stories, sweet memories and interesting pictures.
1.1 [with object] archaic Accompany (someone): the fair dame, companied by Statius and myself
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  • The only one in the room, companied by a TV and coffee table.
  • Half of her yellow bed sheets laid on the floor, companied by pop cans and potato chip bags.
  • Today, I think I will keep Charles companied.



and company

Used after a person’s name to denote those people usually associated with them: the psycholinguistics of Jacques Lacan and company
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  • Baugh, Bravo, Mohammed and company may not be household names, but they have dragged West Indies back into this match and series.
  • Created and performed by Marjorie Campbell, Michael Healey, Kristen Thomson and company.
  • Look for more than just Shakespeare from Richard Kenyon and company.
1.1Used in the name of a business to denote other unspecified partners: Little, Brown and Company

be in good company

Be in the same situation as someone important or respected: if you spot the ghost, you are in good company: King George V saw it too
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  • The Millennial Medley Medals places me in good company.
  • But Dean is in good company with many of his fellow Democrats.
  • I may end up being wrong but at least I'll be in good company.

in company

With another person or a group of people: you were never to mention in company your father’s uncle
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  • What do you do when you are sitting in company and you realize that the stench is coming from you?
  • I'm shy and when in company tend to do little talking.
  • For so many years, I've sat in company, saying how important it is to love where you're from, because that is part of who you are.

in company with

Together with: the U.S. dollar went through a bad patch in 1986, in company with the oil market
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  • This had included time sightseeing in Bangkok, special events to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, as well as attending the Jamboree itself in company with 30,000 other scouts of all nationalities.
  • We are also interested in witnesses who would be able to describe the other people who the victim was in company with, particularly men.
  • The unfortunate youth left home about seven o'clock this morning in company with two others, the three going to a pit lodge about four hundred yards away, for the purpose of skating.

keep someone company

Accompany or spend time with someone in order to prevent them from feeling lonely or bored.
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  • And here I was hoping to keep you company in this huge lonely palace, but you already have someone to entertain you.
  • You asked me to sit with you, to keep you company because you were lonely.
  • He had politely introduced himself out of the blue and spent a whole day insisting he keep me company and patiently following me around until he finally won me over with his charm.
5.1Engage in the same activity as someone else in order to be sociable: I’ll have a drink myself, just to keep you company

keep company with

Associate with habitually: we don’t especially care for the people he’s been keeping company with
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  • Ever since she moved south in 1964, aged 15, Lulu has kept company with the most famous in the land.
  • Over the years he had kept company with some legendary drinkers.
  • And I'd like to quote another one of our ancient philosophical teachings which says that good luck always keeps company with misfortune and vice versa.
6.1Have a social or romantic relationship with; date: are you keeping company with anyone special these days?

part company

see part.


Middle English (in sense 2 of the noun and sense 3 of the noun): from Old French compainie; related to compaignon (see companion1).

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