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Usage statistics for the noun company:

spoken English27.23%written English72.77% conversational speech20.14%task-oriented speech79.86% imaginative writing17.71%informational writing82.29%
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Definition of the noun company

What does company mean as a name of something?

Company is one of the top 50 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 50 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: companies

  1. an institution created to conduct business
  2. small military unit; usually two or three platoons
    • domain: armed forces / armed services / military / military machine / war machine
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic term: army unit = a military unit that is part of an army
    • more specific word: trainband = a company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century
    • member of: battle group = an army unit usually consisting of five companies; battalion = an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies
    • member: platoon = a military unit that is a subdivision of a company; usually has a headquarters and two or more squads
  3. the state of being with someone
  4. organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
  5. a social or business visitor
    • example: the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of company: caller
    • more generic words: visitant / visitor = someone who visits
  6. a social gathering of guests or companions
    • example: the house was filled with company when I arrived
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic terms: social affair / social gathering = a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship
    • more specific words:
      • attendance = the number of people that are present
      • cohort = a company of companions or supporters
      • number = a select company of people
  7. a band of people associated temporarily in some activity
  8. crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
  9. a unit of firefighters including their equipment
    • example: a hook-and-ladder company
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic terms: social unit / unit = an organization regarded as part of a larger social group

Alternative definition of the noun company

noun

  1. A group of individuals with a common purpose
  2. [legal, business] An entity that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture. A corporation.
  3. [business] Any business, without respect to incorporation.
  4. [uncountable] Social visitors.
  5. [uncountable] companionship.
  6. [military] A unit of approximately sixty to one hundred and twenty soldiers, typically consisting of two or three platoons and forming part of a battalion.
  7. A unit of firefighters and their equipment.
  8. [nautical] The entire crew of a ship.
  9. Nickname for an intelligence service.

Definition of the verb company

What does company mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: companied | companying | companies

  1. be a companion to somebody

Alternative definition of the verb company

verb

  1. [archaic] To accompany, keep company with.

Groups

  1. Company: The Brooklyn-based band Company consists of three songwriters and a dynamic drummer. They perform folk- and country-based songs with punk and psychedelic rock energy to create a sound that defies ready categories.
    • albums: "Parallel Time", "The Company"
  2. Company was an ever changing collection of free improvising musicians. The concept was devised by guitarist Derek Bailey in order to create challenging and artistically stimulating combinations of players who might not otherwise have had an opportunity to work together.
  3. Company is a musical group.
    • album: "Devotion"

There are other groups with in their name, like Company B, 2H Company, Company 91, Company B., DJ Company, JT Company, Bad Company, Company Man, Care Company, Company Flow, Dark Company, I.D. Company, Blues Company, Company Caine, Funky Company, Light Company, Mixed Company, Quiet Company, Trust company.

Music

  1. "Company" is the title song from the Broadway musical, Company. It was written by Stephen Sondheim. The song is the show's introductory song. It is sung by the main character, Robert, and the full company in the first act, and reprised in a curtain call finale.
  2. "Company" is the second solo album by former Razorlight and current We Are Scientists drummer Andy Burrows. The album was written and co-produced by Burrows as well as most of the instrumentation being played by him. It was released on 22 October 2012. Burrows later released the songs: Hometown, Because I Know That I Can, Keep Moving On, and If I Had A Heart as singles.
  3. "Company" is the soundtrack album of the 2002 film.
  4. "Company" is a composition.
  5. "Company" is a musical album of The Drink.
    • released on
  6. "Company" is a musical single of Mari Hamada.
    • released on (21 years ago)
  7. "Company" is a musical album of Bluejuice.
    • released on
  8. "Company" is a composition.
  9. "Company" is a composition.
  10. "Company" is a composition.
  11. "Company" is a composition.

Writings

  1. "Company" is a 1970 musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six.
    • also known as Threes
  2. "Company" is a book written by Max Barry. In 2006 it became Barry's third published novel, following Jennifer Government in 2003. The novel is set in a modern corporation.
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Speculative fiction, Satire
    • subject: Business ethics
    • copyright: 2006
    • released on (8 years ago)
  3. "Company" is a short novel by Samuel Beckett, written in English and published in 1979.
    • also known as "Compagnie"
    • released in (35 years ago)

Films

  1. "Company" is a 2002 action crime-thriller film written by Jaideep Sahni and directed by Ram Gopal Varma.
  2. "Company" a.k.a. "The Company" is a 2003 film about the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. It was released on December 26, 2003 in the United States and around the world in the first half of 2004. The movie was directed by Robert Altman and stars Neve Campbell, who also co-wrote and co-produced the film. The movie also stars Malcolm McDowell as the ballet company's artistic director, a character based on Gerald Arpino.
  3. "Company" is a 2011 musical film directed by Lonny Price.
  4. "Company" is a filmed performance of the Stephen Sondheim musical of the same name. It was directed by British director Sam Mendes, and taped at London's Donmar Warehouse. The theatre performance won two Oliver Awards, for best actor in a musical, Adrian Lester, and for best supporting actress in a musical, Sheila Gish. There was also a sister production of the show that premiered earlier on Broadway which was staged by The Roundabout Theatre Company from October to December in 1995.

Miscellanea

  1. The Company refers to a fictional covert international organization in the NBC drama Heroes. Its primary purpose is to identify, monitor and study those individuals with genetically-derived special abilities. The Company played a central role in the plot of Volume Two, during the second season of the series. It is a very notable organization in the series and is connected to several of the characters.
    • also known as The Company, Primatech
  2. Company is a monthly fashion, celebrity and lifestyle magazine published in the United Kingdom.
  3. Company is the only monthly magazine for the Hungarian LGBT community, freely available in gay venues of Budapest. It provides news, reports, reviews and advertisements. It has been published since December 2009, replacing Na végre!. It is published in A5 size, on 30-60 pages.
  4. Company is a 2006-2007 theater production of the play by George Furth.
  5. Company is a 1970-1972 theater production of the play by George Furth.
  6. Company is a 1995 theater production of the play by George Furth.
    • award:
      • Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical nomination for Roundabout Theatre Company
      • Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical nomination for Veanne Cox
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical nomination for Veanne Cox
  7. Company is a 1995-1996 theater production of the play by George Furth shown at the Donmar Warehouse.
    • award:
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical nomination for Adrian Lester
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director nomination for Sam Mendes
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical nomination for Sheila Gish
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical nomination for Sophie Thompson
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, received by Adrian Lester
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director, received by Sam Mendes
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical, received by Sheila Gish
  8. Company is a 2002 theater production of the play by George Furth.
    • award:
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical nomination for John Barrowman
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production nomination for Jonathan Tunick
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical nomination for Alice Ripley
  9. Company is a 2013 theater production of the play by George Furth.
    • award:
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical nomination for Erin Weaver
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical, received by Erin Weaver
  10. Company is a 1993 theater production of the play by George Furth.
    • award: - Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Actress, Resident Musical nomination for Megan Lawrence

Phrases with Company

Phrases starting with the word Company:

  1. company man
  2. company name
  3. Company seal
  4. Company Time
  5. Company Front
  6. company union

Phrases ending with the word Company:

  1. bus company
  2. car company
  3. gas company
  4. oil company
  5. The Company
  6. auto company
  7. drug company
  8. Fast Company
  9. film company
  10. fire company
  11. food company
  12. keep company
  13. Part Company
  14. light company

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Company

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Google previewFood Is the Frosting-Company Is the Cake (2007)

You Can Entertain Easier at Any Age by Maggie Marshall

Food is the Frosting - Company is the Cake 87 ...

Google previewThe Essential Guide to Family & Medical Leave (2015)

by Lisa Guerin, Deborah C. England

Primary and Secondary Employers Figuring out whether your company is a joint employer is just your first task; it tells you...

Google previewWestern Druggist (1904)

The Sandholm Drug Company is a new concern at Des Moines.~—Chas. Falkenhainer has opened at...

MASSACHUSETTS—Borden & Remington Company is the title of a new drug firm at Fall River.— Edward F. LaPort succeeds Albert ...

Google previewTitle 12 Banks and Banking Parts 230 to 299 (Revised as of January 1, 2014) (2014)

12-CFR-Vol-4 by Office of The Federal Register, Enhanced by IntraWEB, LLC

Company means a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, depository institution, business trust, special purpose entity, association,

Google previewElectrical Merchandising (1920)

The Genesee Electrical Appliance Repair Company is the name of a new shop recently opened by Charles Costanza at...

Google previewPrinciples of Business Studies (1997)

by R. P. Maheshwari

Roper "Company is an association of persons who contribute money or money's worth, common stock and employ it for some...

Marshall "Joint stock company is a voluntary association of individuals for profit, having a capital divided into ...

Google previewInvestment trusts and investment companies

by Коллектив авторов

Also, a diversified investment company is a com— pany which can only have one class of securities outstanding, and it does not control or own any voting...

Google previewCorporate Accounting

A holding company is a limited company 0 It acquires all or majority of equity shares of another limited...

Where the first-mentioned company is an existing company in respect of which the holders of preference shares ...

Google previewCorporate Governance and Initial Public Offerings (2012)

An International Perspective by Alessandro Zattoni, William Judge

Hence, the SABB Takaful Company is a Shari'ah-compliant insurance company and is a Saudi joint stock company. It is an authorized insurance...

The newly formed company is an associate company of both SABB and HSBC. The ownership ...

Google previewA Complete Course in ISC Commerce (1997)

by R. P. Maheshwari

"Company is an association of persons who contribute money or money's worth to a common stock and employ it...

Justice Marshal "Joint stock company is a voluntary association of individuals for profit, having a capital divided into ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Stuart England, 1603-1689 (1996)

by Ronald H. Fritze, William B. Robison

E East India Company. Often considered the greatest of English trading companies*, the East India Company was founded on 31 December 1599 and at its peak two centuries later achieved a level of financial and political power that few ...

Google previewThe Froehlich/Kent Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (1990)

Volume 1 - Access Charges in the U.S.A. to Basics of Digital Communications by Fritz E. Froehlich, Allen Kent

The American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) is the largest telecommunications company in the United States, and a worldwide leader in information technology. Its main businesses include long-distance telephone service (for ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry (2009)

by M. S. Vassiliou

ADCO Abu Dhabi Company ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of New Media (1999)

The New Digital World: Video, Audio, Print : Film, Television, DVD, Home Theatre, Satellite, Digital Photography, Wireless, Super CD, Internet by James Monaco

In 1924 Watson changed the name of the company to ...

Google previewMichigan Biographical Dictionary (1998)

by Caryn Hannan

The Amalgamated Copper Company had been organized by H.H. Rogers and the Rockefellers, and had taken over the Daly-Haggin-Tevis holdings in the Anaconda ...

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Usage statistics about company

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun company:

spoken English27.23%written English72.77% conversational speech20.14%task-oriented speech79.86% imaginative writing17.71%informational writing82.29%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun company:

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Quotes about Company

Most artists have contracts directly with the record company, and when they do music, all of their music is owned by the record company. But I did mine through a production company. (Roy Ayers)
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Scrabble value of C3O1M3P3A1N1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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