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company

com·pa·ny

company

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhm p ni
phrases:
part company
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part of speech: noun
inflections: companies
definition 1: a business firm or organization.
The company hired many new workers this year.
synonyms:
business, firm
similar words:
agency, corporation, enterprise, partnership
definition 2: a group of people gathered together for a common purpose.
The dance company is giving a concert at our school.
synonyms:
congregation, group
similar words:
assembly, band, circle, community, gathering, meeting, outfit
definition 3: a guest or guests.
We had company for dinner last night.
synonyms:
guest, visitor
definition 4: the presence of another person; companionship.
I enjoy your company.
synonyms:
association, companionship, fellowship, friendship, society
similar words:
brotherhood, comradeship, partnership, sisterhood
definition 5: a group of soldiers.
The company says "Yes, sir" when the captain gives an order.
similar words:
battalion, division, outfit, troop
phrase: part company
Word History
Company is from a Latin word that means "the sharing of bread with another."
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