A repertory company.
- A group gathered for social purposes.
- A group associated for some purpose, as to form a commercial or industrial firm.A theatrical company, a manufacturing company.
John Smith and Company.
People are judged by the company they keep.
An example of company is a guest coming over for Christmas.
An example of company is a theater group.
A company of scientists.
To enjoy another's company.
- A group of individuals with a common purpose.A company of actors.
- (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.The boys in Company C.
- A unit of firefighters and their equipment.It took six companies to put out the fire.
- (espionage) Nickname for an intelligence service.As he had worked for the CIA for over 30 years, he would soon take retirement from the company.
- To associate (with).
- To go together; associate habitually.
- To stay with (a person) so as to provide companionship.
- To stop associating (with).
- To separate and go in different directions.
Origin of company
- Middle English compainie from Old French compaignie from Vulgar Latin compānia from compāniō companion companion1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French compaignie (“companionship”) (Modern French: compagnie), possibly from Late Latin *compania, but this word is not attested. Old French compaignie is equivalent to Old French compaignon (Modern French: compagnon) + -ie. More at companion.