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company British & World English

A commercial business

company English Thesaurus

he works for the world's biggest oil company

and company British & World English

Used after a person’s name to denote those people usually associated with them

in company British & World English

With another person or a group of people

in-company British & World English

Occurring or existing within a company

company car British & World English

A car provided by a firm for the business and private use of an employee

City Company British & World English

(In the UK) a corporation descended from an ancient trade guild of London

company-wide British & World English

Extending throughout a company

fire company British & World English

North American term for fire brigade.

mixed company British & World English

A gathering of people consisting of members of both sexes

part company British & World English

(Of two or more people) cease to be together; go in different directions

shell company British & World English

A non-trading company used as a vehicle for various financial manoeuvres or kept dormant for future use in some other capacity

ship's company British & World English

The crew of a ship

stock company British & World English

A repertory company that is largely based in one theatre

trust company British & World English

A company formed to act as a trustee or to deal with trusts

City Company New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

corporation descended from a trade guild of London

company officer British & World English

An army officer serving within an infantry company

finance company British & World English

A company concerned primarily with providing money, e.g. for hire-purchase transactions

growth company British & World English

A company that is growing rapidly in comparison to other companies in its field or the economy as a whole

holding company British & World English

A company created to buy and own the shares of other companies, which it then controls

limited company British & World English

A private company whose owners are legally responsible for its debts only to the extent of the amount of capital they invested

livery company British & World English

(In the UK) any of a number of Companies of the City of London descended from the medieval trade guilds. They are now largely social and charitable organizations

private company British & World English

A company whose shares may not be offered to the public for sale and which operates under legal requirements less strict than those for a public company

public company British & World English

A company whose shares are traded freely on a stock exchange

company secretary British & World English

An official on the board of a company who deals with financial and legal issues

joint-stock company British & World English

A company whose stock is owned jointly by the shareholders

management company British & World English

A company which is set up to manage a group of properties, a unit trust, an investment fund, etc.

repertory company British & World English

A theatrical company that performs plays from its repertoire for regular, short periods of time, moving on from one play to another

keep company with British & World English

Associate with habitually

East India Company British & World English

A trading company formed in 1600 to develop commerce in the newly colonized areas of SE Asia and India. In the 18th century it took administrative control of Bengal and other areas of India, and held it until the British Crown took over in 1858 in the wake of the Indian Mutiny

be in good company British & World English

Be in the same situation as someone important or respected

keep someone company British & World English

Accompany or spend time with someone in order to prevent them feeling lonely or bored

Hudson's Bay Company British & World English

A British colonial trading company set up in 1670 and granted all lands draining into Hudson Bay for purposes of commercial exploitation, principally trade in fur. The company handed over control to the new Canadian government in 1870 and is now a Canadian retail and wholesale operation

company sergeant major British & World English

The highest-ranking non-commissioned officer of an infantry company

present company excepted British & World English

Excluding those who are here now

public limited company British & World English

(In the UK) a company registered under the Companies Act (1980), with statutory minimum capital requirements and shares offered to the public subject to conditions of limited liability

Dutch East India Company British & World English

A Dutch trading company founded in 1602 to protect Dutch trading interests in the Indian Ocean

Dutch West India Company British & World English

A Dutch trading company founded in 1621 to develop Dutch trading interests in western India, South America, and West Africa


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