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[n] small military unit; usually two or three platoons
[n] an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
[n] a unit of firefighters including their equipment; "a hook-and-ladder company"
[n] a social gathering of guests or companions; "the house was filled with company when I arrived"
[n] organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical); "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
[n] crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
[n] a band of people associated temporarily in some activity; "they organized a party to search for food"; "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
[n] a social or business visitor; "the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"
[n] the state of being with someone; "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends"
[v] be a companion to somebody

Misc. Definitions

\Com"pa*ny\, n.; pl. {Companies}. [F. compagnie, fr. OF. compaing. See {Companion}.]
1. The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse. --Shak. Evil company doth corrupt good manners. --1 Cor. xv. 3
3. (Rev. Ver.). Brethren, farewell: your company along I will not wish. --Milton.
2. A companion or companions. To thee and thy company I bid A hearty welcome. --Shak.
3. An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient. Thou shalt meet a company of prophets. --1 Sam. x.
4. Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.
5. Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse. Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company. --Swift.
6. An association of persons for the purpose of carrying on some enterprise or business; a corporation; a firm; as, the East India Company; an insurance company; a joint-stock company.
7. Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co.
8. (Mil.) A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.
9. (Naut.) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.
10. The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play. {To keep company with}. See under {Keep}, v. t. Syn: Assemblage; assembly; society; group; circle; crowd; troop; crew; gang; corporation; association; fraternity; guild; partnership; copartnery; union; club; party; gathering.
\Com"pa*ny\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Companied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Companying}.] To accompany or go with; to be companion to. [Obs.]
\Com"pa*ny\, v. i.
1. To associate. Men which have companied with us all the time. --Acts i. 2
2. To be a gay companion. [Obs.] --Spenser.
3. To have sexual commerce. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.

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