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company
American English: /ˈkəmp(ə)ni/
British English: /ˈkʌmp(ə)ni/

Translation of company in Spanish:

noun plural companies

  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (companionship) bring somebody with you for company
    vente con alguien para que te haga compañía
    in somebody's company
    en compañía de alguien
    in company with other experts we hold that …
    al igual que otros especialistas creemos que …
    to keep somebody company
    hacerle compañía a alguien
    to keep company with somebody
    andar en compañía de alguien
    to part company (with somebody)
    separarse (de alguien)
    the two generals part company on this issue
    los dos generales difieren sobre este tema
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (companion, companions) the dog will be company for her
    el perro será una compañía para ella or le hará compañía
    she's excellent company
    es muy agradable ( or divertido etc) estar con ella
    I'm bad company when I'm depressed
    cuando estoy deprimido es mejor dejarme solo
    she's been keeping bad company recently
    últimamente anda en malas compañías
    you're in good company: we've all been fired
    no eres el único: nos han despedido a todos
    present company excepted
    exceptuando a los presentes
    mejorando lo presente
    a man is known by the company he keeps
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (guests, visitors) are you expecting company?
    ¿esperas visita?
    we've got company
    tenemos visita
    to know how to behave in company
    saber (cómo) comportarse en sociedad
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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?
  • 2 countable (business enterprise) a pharmaceutical/shipping company
    una compañía farmacéutica/naviera
    public limited company (in UK) a trading company
    una sociedad mercantil
    Smith and Company
    Smith y Compañía
    we had lunch on the company
    la comida corrió a cargo de la compañía or empresa
    (before noun) (car)
    de la compañía or empresa
    company director company pension scheme
    plan (masculine) de pensiones de una compañía
    company policy
    política (feminine) de la empresa
    company town
    (ciudad que depende de la actividad económica de una sola empresa)
  • 3 countable 3.1 (body of people) [literary] 3.2 (Theater) a theater company
    una compañía teatral or de teatro
    the company is on tour
    la compañía está de gira
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    3.3 (Military) company, dismiss!
    ¡compañía, rompan filas!
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    3.4 (Nautical)ship's company

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